Regina ranks 18th on a list of best places to be a woman in Canada.
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives released the top 25 best and worst places to be a girl in the country.
The list of best places start with Victoria, Kingston, London, Quebec and Gatineau. Regina is near the bottom of the list at 18th before Saskatoon, which is ranking at 21.
Regina has the highest rate of women’s employment among the 25 cities that were studied. Wages are also higher with women earning 73 cents on the dollar to what men earn.
The city also has the lowest level of women’s participation in elected office of the 25 cities surveyed. Women hold two out of 11 elected seats on city council in Regina.
Life expectancy in Regina is just below the Canadian average and, as is typically the case, women live slightly longer lives at 82 years on average to men’s 77.
The 2014 General Social Survey found that 2.2% of adults in Canada had experienced a sexual assault in the past five years and that 3.9% had experienced violence from an intimate partner. This equates to 4,296 incidents of sexual assault and 7,615 incidents of intimate partner violence over the past five years in Regina.
Best places to be a woman in Canada
- St. John’s
- St. Catharines-Niagara