Many people don’t realize that a sizable number of Canadians have disabilities that affect their incomes, occupational opportunities, and in some cases their ability to carry out daily activities that the rest of us take for granted.
The number of people with disabilities is large--upwards of 15%, according to Statistics Canada's PALS survey. It's still higher according to Statistics Canada's Community Health survey.
The disability segment is large as well as diverse. Individuals vary in the kinds of disabilities that affect them, how and when these disabilities came about, and the intensity of the effects of disabilities on daily life .
COMPAS has been carrying out disability-related research studies for almost a generation. In the past few seasons, we carried out focus groups and surveys in this vitally important area for the Canadian Paraplegic Association, Special Olympics Canada, JOIN-the Job Opportunities Information Network, Human Resources and Social Development Canada, the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities, Canadian Alliance for Mental Illness and Mental Health, and Biovail among others. Current responsibilities include RDSP-related, outreach, education and research activities for HRSDC.
Our exceptional team sees disabilities as a vitally important issue in Canada today. Whether your organization is in the government, business, or not-for-profit sector, we have the research track record to help you with your research needs as well as the practical knowledge and know-how to meet your needs for consulting services.