Thank You! 2019/2020 EDI and MDI Administration and Collection is complete!

A warm thank you to teachers, students, school administrators, school district staff and parents for your support and contributions to both the Early Development Instrument (EDI) and Middle Years Development Instrument (MDI) during the 2019/2020 administration and collection. We could not undertake these projects without you. 

Middle Years Development Instrument

Over 25,000 Grade 4 and Grade 7 students from across the country shared their thoughts, feelings, and experiences in school and in the community. By sharing information about their daily habits, feelings, relationships, and environments, we honour their voices and enable them to work with us to support their development.

Early Development Instrument

This year we collected EDI results for over 20,000 children in BC. Thanks to your contribution we are learning more about how our children are doing so we can support efforts to improve the health and well-being of ALL children in BC.

In addition to completing the first year of Wave 8, we completed our seventh wave of EDI data collection and released our 2019 BC EDI Wave 7 Provincial Report, Wave 7 Community Profiles, and corresponding interactive maps. EDI data are a foundation for furthering our understanding about children’s development in our communities. While the information and data found in these reports do not point to specific solutions, they do provide a common starting point for new areas of inquiry and collaborative conversations across sectors. Please visit our EDI Reports web page to view the reports, maps and additional EDI resources.