COL has been based in Vancouver, Canada, since being established in 1987 when the Canadian government offered to host the organisation in British Columbia. Canada is a major contributor to COL’s budget and a strong supporter of COL’s activities. As a major donor, Canada has a seat on COL’s Board of Governors. Canada is rich in resources for COL, and Canadian institutions often cooperate with COL to host visitors from the developing world and share experiences and expertise. Canada delivers support to countries and regions around the world through the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD), formerly known as the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). 

School-age Population by Education Level1

2,334,581

 

2,389,616

Secondary

 

Tertiary

 

 

Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in Secondary Education
for the school year ending 20131

110%

 

109.8%

Female

 

Male

 

 

Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in Tertiary Education
for the school year ending 20001

67.7%

 

50.5%

Female

 

Male

 

 

Percentage of female teachers in 1

n/a

 

41.2%

Secondary(2000)

 

Tertiary (2000)

 

 

1. UNESCO Institutue for Statitics Data Centre, retrieved in May, 2017

 

Literacy rate (2003)1

99%

 

99%

Adult (15+) literacy rate
Female

 

Adult (15+) literacy rate
Male

 

 

Economic Activity (2014)1

64%

 

73%

Adult (15+) economic activity
Female

 

Adult (15+) economic activity
Male

 

 

Political Decision Making (2014)1

25%

Proportion of seats held by women in national parliament

 

 

Life expectancy (2012)1

84

 

80

Female

 

Male

 

 

1. COL gender country profile April 2015 

 

44.3 81.9
Fixed-telephone subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1 Mobile-cellular subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1

 

 

 
35.4 56.3
Fixed-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1 Mobile-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1

 

 

 
85.1 88.5
Households with a computer (%)1 Individuals using the internet (%)1

 

 

1. International Telecommunication Union (ITU) ICT Eye Country profile, retrieved in May, 2017