Nearly 3 in 10 Canadians have at least one disability: StatCan

Lyndsay Armstrong
The Canadian Press
Updated Dec. 6, 2023 8:18 a.m. CST
Published Dec. 6, 2023 6:03 a.m. CST

The number of Canadians with at least one disability has doubled in 10 years, a reality that should push governments to help reduce barriers to accessibility, says the head of a human rights organization.

Opinion: It's time we made room for people with disabilities

Author of the article:

Paul Lupien  •  Special to Montreal Gazette
Published Dec 03, 2023  •  Last updated 12 hours ago  •  3 minute read

On Dec. 3 the world celebrates the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. It’s an opportunity to recognize the diversity of human abilities, and to raise awareness of the issues facing people with disabilities.

But in all honesty, it’s the only day of the year when we’re truly visible.

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Human Rights 

International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2023

We join with everyone around the globe in recognizing International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2023.

Chairperson's Update - November 2023

10 Social Justice Principles

The CCD Council has been working on principles to guide our social justice work. Our starting place has been a modified version the Sins Invalid 10 Social Justice Principles*, which we are revising for our Canadian context. 

In brief, the 10 principles are:

I was parked luggage: Accessibility advocates speak out about demeaning air travel

Click on the following link to read an article, including comments from Heather Walkus, CCD Chairperson, about barriers people with disabilities encounter when travelling by air in Canada. https://kitchener.citynews.ca/2023/11/10/gaping-holes-in-the-rules-demean-and-injure-travellers-with-disabilities-advocates/

Chairperson's Update - October 2023

October was Disability Employment Awareness month (October 1 – 31). In our October Update, we will share information about an employment project, Building Employment Pathways for People with Disabilities, led by the National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) that CCD is involved in, along with a number of other organizations. 

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