Canada's rankings are based on assigning an equal weight to each of 11 topics. But using the OECD's interactive index, individuals can adjust the weight of the topics and create their own index. The 11 items are housing, income, jobs, community, education, environment, governance, health, life satisfaction, safety and work-life balance.
The index "has extraordinary potential to help us deliver better policies for better lives,” said OECD secretary general Angel Gurría.
It's part of an OECD plan to measure well-being and progress.
The organization includes many European countries, the U.S., Mexico, Australia and New Zealand.