The number of new baby girl names on Canada’s 2014 top ten list, compared with data from 2013. According to stats compiled by Today’s Parent, Charlotte sneaked from eleventh into fifth place, leaving Lea/Leah to take her spot just shy of the top ten. Read the top 100 names here.
The number of years running that Liam has topped the baby boys’ names list. Although he’s relatively recent to the prime spot, according to data from Today’s Parent and BabyCenter.ca, Liam has been a top ten favourite since 2007.
Ratio of male to female characters featured on kids’ shows airing in Canada, according to a report by The Alliance for Children and Television. The report also noted that while the majority of kids’ characters are white, racial distribution of kids’ characters roughly mirrored that of Canadian census data.
The percentage of Canadian toddlers who are getting their recommended 180-minutes of daily activity. Unfortunately these numbers drop dramatically as kids get older. According to a report by Active Healthy Kids Canada, 7 per cent of kids between five and 11 reach their recommended targets, while only 4 per cent of kids between 12 and 17 reach theirs.
The number of minutes, per day, the average Canadian kid spends looking at a screen.
Average number of dollars parents spend, per kid, on sporting activities, according to Solutions Research Group.
Number of dollars it will take to raise a breastfed, disposable diaper-clad 2014 baby for its first year of life, based on costs listed at BabyCenter.ca. Note, this figure does not include childcare or furniture.
Number of children living in low-income households — that’s one in seven, according to data gathered by Campaign 2000 and reported in the Toronto Star. This is the number we’d most like to see reduced by the end of 2015. And by reduced, we mean eliminated.
Number of Canadian kids registered in the most popular sporting activity: swimming. Second was soccer, with 767,000 kids, while hockey came in fourth at 431,000 child participants, according to a report by the Solutions Research Group.
Number of spontaneous performances of “Let It Go” in Canada this year alone. (Note: this is a made-up fact, but we believe it wholeheartedly.)