Research

Stick figure standing beside a question markThe Canadian Disability Policy Alliance is first and foremost a research enterprise.  We are funded by the Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada to generate new knowledge about disability policy in Canada, and to share that knowledge with a broad group of stakeholders. Since 2009 we have undertaken an ambitious program of research aimed at better understanding disability policy in the areas of:

  • Employment
  • Health
  • Culture & recreation
  • Education, and
  • Federal policy

In 2014, we were fortunate to become a partner in the Canadian Disability Participation Project, and to be able to continue our work under that umbrella (also funded by SSHRC).  That project aims to understand the factors that affect participation of people with disabilities in Canadian society.  Policy is obviously one of those factors.  The CDPP has 3 areas of focus:

  • Employment
  • Mobility, and
  • Sport and physical activity.

The research conducted since 2009 is listed by topic under Research Projects.