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Significant increase in work participation among disabled women

An article published in the Canadian Journal of Disability Studies shows that the activity profiles of disabled and non-disabled Canadians are becoming more alike. Using data from the Canadian Time Use Surveys (1992 & 2010), CDPA colleagues Wilson, McColl and two student RA’s (Zhang & McKinnon) showed that disabled women’s labour force participation increased by 31 […]

Significant increase in work participation among disabled women

An article published in the Canadian Journal of Disability Studies shows that the activity profiles of disabled and non-disabled Canadians are becoming more alike. Using data from the Canadian Time Use Surveys (1992 & 2010), CDPA colleagues Wilson, McColl and two student RA’s (Zhang & McKinnon) showed that disabled women’s labour force participation increased by 31 […]

Costs of prescription medications for people with disabilities

 

Changing attitudes toward disability

When you think of changing attitudes toward disability, what are the two strategies that spring to mind?   The two most popular responses to that question are unfortunately strategies that have been shown to be ineffective:  public awareness campaigns and simulations. CDPA, as part of the Canada Access & Inclusion Project through SCI Canada, was selected […]

A review of policy governing disability sport in Canada

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An appeal for evidence-informed disability policy

On April 5th, 2016, Kathleen Martin-Ginis’ op-ed, entitled We need data on physical activity among people with disabilities, was published in the Hamilton Spectator. In it, Kathleen makes a passionate appeal for good quality data upon which to base evidence-informed policy for people with disabilities. The op-ed (short for “opposite the editorial page”) is a […]

People with disabilities and the Charter

How has the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms been used to achieve equity and justice for people with disabilities in Canada? This is the question addressed by a recent publication of a long-standing project of the CDPA, and the work of several partners and students. The paper examines the 14 cases heard by the […]

Lifetime costs of disability

In 2013, CDPA was contracted by the Government of Canada to participate in the scheduled legislative review of the Registered Disability Savings Plan. We produced a paper that was embargoed until now. We share it now in the hope that it will still be useful. The literature, although difficult to summarize (due to varied methodologies), […]