Given the current climate of economic uncertainty, Centraide of Greater Montreal has partnered with Leger on the new Centraide financial anxiety index to discover Quebecers’ concerns about their financial situation and track changes in these concerns over time.

This index measures Quebecers’ level of anxiety based on three variables:

Financial and family situation: their current situation and any expected changes


about financial issues 

The index is based on the results of an online survey on the LEO platform conducted between August 25 and September 20, 2022 among 2,001 respondents aged 18 and over throughout Quebec. Quebecers’ financial anxiety will be measured twice a year over the next three years. The next round of results will be released in spring 2023.

Initial results

The index is currently 38.8 out of 100, which shows that financial anxiety is relatively mild for the Quebec population as a whole. However, 85% of Quebecers are experiencing anxiety to different degrees.

Some groups are more affected by severe and extreme levels of anxiety:

  • People with an annual family income of less than $40,000
  • Single parents
  • Women
  • People with a functional limitation
  • Individuals without post-secondary education
Download the full report

(Available in French only)

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