Canadian Composite Learning Index

Active Project? No
Year Project Began: 2006
Year of Last Input: 2010
Last Updated: Jul 28 2017
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Lead Organization:
Canadian Council on Learning
Type of Organization:
Nonprofit - National

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Issue Areas

Arts and Culture, Education, Governance, Other, Recreation, Social


A product of the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL), the Composite Learning Index (CLI) is Canada’s annual measure of progress in lifelong learning. It is based on a combination of statistical indicators that reflect the many ways Canadians learn, whether in school, in the home, at work or within the community.
The only index of its kind in the world, the CLI is an unprecedented measurement tool that expresses how learning in all aspects of life is critical to the success of individuals, communities and the country as a whole.
Until CCL launched the CLI in 2006 there was no way of measuring how Canadians were performing across the full spectrum of learning. To reflect this broad perspective, the CLI uses a wide range of learning indicators to generate numeric scores for more than 4,500 communities across Canada. A high CLI score means that a particular city, town or rural community possesses the kinds of learning conditions that foster social and economic well-being.

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tel: 613-786-3230 Fax: 613-782-2956
Canadian Council on Learning - Nonprofit - National
Ottawa ON USA