According to the Conference Board of Canada’s first ever city health rankings report, life in Calgary is pretty awesome compared to some of our counterparts in Canada.
The City Health Monitor evaluated the physical and socio-economic health of 10 metropolitan areas in Canada. Each city received a grade based on their performance on 24 indicators, grouped into four categories: life satisfaction; population health; healthy lifestyle; and access to health care services.
Saskatoon tops the ten cities ranked in offering Canadians the best in life satisfaction and healthy lifestyle with Calgary and Winnipeg sitting in second and third place respectively.
“Although cities in Canada have similar standards of living, slight variations between cities may have significant impacts on the health of its citizens,” said Louis Thériault, Vice-President, Public Policy in a release. “Benchmarking cities’ health performance helps identify gaps and determine policy priorities to improve the health care system and the health of Canadians.”
Saskatoon, Calgary and Winnipeg all earned an “A” grade in the report while six Canadian cities fell in the middle with overall rankings giving them a “B.”
Calgary managed to grab second spot overall by it’s second-place ranking in the life satisfaction and healthy lifestyle categories.
So where does the last Canadian city in the group sit? Montreal was the only Canadian city to receive an overall “D” grade for city health.