Oshawa Ranked Near The Bottom For Best Cities In Canada For Women

Durham, ON, Canada / channel12

Windsor takes last in a new study that looks at the best cities in Canada for women.

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives study ranks the country’s 25 largest cities, looking at gaps between men and women in terms of economic and personal security, education, health and positions of leadership.

The study says Windsor has a larger-than-average employment gap, the highest gap in the percentage of women living in poverty compared to men, and a large gap in women’s representation in leadership roles.

The cities of Kingston and London made the top five while Toronto and the Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo-area were in the middle of the pack and Oshawa was near the bottom.

The top city on the list for the second year in a row is Victoria.

Here is a list of the cities ranked in the study.

  1.    Victoria
  2.    Kingston, Ont.
  3.    London, Ont.
  4.    Quebec City
  5.    Gatineau, Que.
  6.    Montreal
  7.    Sherbrooke, Que.
  8.    St. John’s, NL
  9.    Vancouver
  10.    Halifax
  11.    Toronto
  12.    Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo, Ont.
  13.    Hamilton
  14.    Ottawa
  15.    Abbotsford-Mission, B.C.
  16.    Barrie, Ont.
  17.    Kelowna, B.C.
  18.    Regina, Sask.
  19.    St. Catharines-Niagara, Ont.
  20.    Winnipeg
  21.    Saskatoon
  22.    Edmonton
  23.    Calgary
  24.    Oshawa, Ont.
  25.    Windsor, Ont.

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