Barriers confronting seniors with disabilities in Canada
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Published by Statistics Canada in Ottawa .
Written in English



  • Canada.,
  • Canada


  • Older people with disabilities -- Canada.,
  • Older people with disabilities -- Canada -- Statistics.

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Edition Notes

Other titlesObstacles auxquels font face les personnes âgées ayant une incapacité au Canada.
Statementprepared by Peter A. Dunn.
SeriesSpecial topic series from the Health and Activity Limitation Survey,, v. 1
ContributionsPost-Censal Surveys Program (Canada)
LC ClassificationsHV1559.C2 D86 1990
The Physical Object
Pagination33, [22], [23], 33 p. :
Number of Pages33
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1472989M
ISBN 100660548534
LC Control Number93136329

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Breaking Down Barriers is the galvanising theme of a recent report from the Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology that outlines urgently-needed recommendations to improve access to underutilised federal disability supports: the Disability Tax Credit (DTC) and Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP). In Canada, one of the earliest and most extensive analysis of barriers confronting people with disabilities was the report Obstacles, undertaken by the Special Parliamentary Committee on the Disabled and the Handicapped ().   (). Barriers to employment as experienced by disabled people: a qualitative analysis in Calgary and Regina, Canada. Disability & Society: Vol. 24, No. 1, pp. Cited by: Source: Statistics Canada – Participation and Activity Limitation Survey of Labour Force Experience of People with Disabilities in Canada. Canadians with disabilities experience a number of different barriers to labour force participation, including activity limitations that preclude employment and discrimination in hiring practices.

AN INCLUSIVE AND ACCESSIBLE CANADA. An inclusive and accessible Canada reflects our greatest values as a nation. An inclusive and accessible Canada is one where Canadians with disabilities - children, youth, working-age adults, and seniors - have the necessary disability-related supports to fully access and benefit from all that Canada has to. The Office for Disability Issues (ODI) is the Government of Canada’s focal point to advance the full participation of people with disabilities in Canadian society. It also supports the Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities on the mandate to develop and introduce new federal accessibility legislation. In addition to the need for affordable housing, seniors need housing that is safe, accessible, adaptable and barrier-free. The Commission is proposing to examine the recommendations of the National Advisory Council on Aging and other organizations with respect to barrier-free design in order to incorporate the recommendations into policy work. Health Canada is working to improve the health of Canadians with disabilities as well as working to reduce the incidence of disability. It does so through research and public education on the prevention of disease and the prevention of injury that can lead to disability.

This paper describes and analyzes the barriers which confront disabled seniors in Canada, especially those individuals with physical disabilities. For the purposes of this paper, barriers are defined according to the independent living movement as economic, environmental and attitudinal factors, including inadequate services and resources, which limit individuals' full participation in society.   December 3rd marks International Day of Persons with Disabilities, a day when we commit to creating a more inclusive and accessible society for people of all abilities. This year, it coincides with the conclusion of the House of Commons hearings on Bill C—the Accessible Canada Act. Introduced last June, this piece of legislation has been decades in the making and marks a . Canada’s disabled citizens face ongoing challenges to their well-being, including barriers to language and communication, learning and training, and safety and security, says a new report. PETER. As Ontario’s Minister for Seniors and Accessibility, I look forward to supporting positive aging for Ontario’s older adults by encouraging active engagement and healthy lifestyles in their communities. Our government respects the contributions of, and challenges facing, seniors and people with disabilities. That respect will be at the heart.