*Provincial/territorial analysis is available for only those jurisdictions that have complete province-/territory-wide coverage and have participated in this analysis.
Data Years: P/T Data collection Period
ON 2009-2010 to 2011-2012
SK 2008-2009 to 2010-2011
BC 2009-2010 to 2010-2011
NT not available
Source: CICH graphic created using data adapted from Canadian Institute for Health Information. Children Vulnerable in Areas of Early Development: A Determinant of Child Health. Ottawa, ON: CIHI; 2014.
https://secure.cihi.ca/free_products/Children_Vulnerable_in_Areas_of_Early_Development_EN.pdf -accessed July 24, 2017.
The Communication Skills and General Knowledge domain of the Early Development Instrument (EDI)** includes skills to communicate needs and wants in socially appropriate ways, symbolic use of language, storytelling, and age-appropriate knowledge about the life and world around them.
Almost half of all children in Manitoba (49.4%) who are vulnerable in at least one area of the EDI are vulnerable in communications skills and general knowledge.
Less than one third (31.2%) of the children in PEI who are vulnerable in at least one area of the EDI are vulnerable in communications skills and general knowledge.
There are differences between how the EDI is administered between provinces and territories, as well as differences in how often it is administered. Therefore, the time period is not uniform – this needs to be considered when looking at differences across province/territories.
**For more information on the Early Development Instrument (EDI) please click here