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A profile of persons with disabilities among Canadians aged 15 years or older, 2012

This report uses data from the 2012 Canadian Survey on Disability (CSD) to present a profile of disability in Canada, with a particular focus on selected sociodemographic characteristics, such as age, sex, severity, education, employment, and income as well as on the use of aids and assistive devices, transportation, and the unmet needs of persons with disabilities.

Best Practices in Supported Employment

This site is designed to be user-friendly for job seekers, families, employers and support workers. It outlines the nine guiding principles of best practice for supported employment for the job seeker and support worker. The employer section focuses on the return on investment when hiring a person with a disability.

Canadian Survey on Disability, 2012: “Learning disabilities among Canadians aged 15 years and older”

The Canadian Survey on Disability (CSD) is a national survey of Canadians aged 15 and over whose everyday activities are limited because of a long-term condition or health-related problem. This document contains survey results on the number of persons with learning disabilities, prevalence of disability, Learning disability by age, co-occurring disabilities, educational attainment and experiences as well as employment, Mental health disability in the work place, job modifications, hours worked, not in the labour force, job search barriers and income, for Canada.

Health Reports – Positive mental health and mental illness

This analysis examines the prevalence and adjusted odds ratios of complete mental health in relation to socio-demographic and health correlates.

Insights on Canadian Society: Persons with disabilities and employment

This article provides information on the labour market participation of Canadians aged 25 to 64, who have a physical or mental disability. These could include problems with vision, hearing, mobility, flexibility, dexterity, pain, learning, as well as developmental, mental or psychological problems. The factors associated with increased labour market participation of people with disabilities are examined, as well as the characteristics of their jobs.

Memory disabilities among Canadians aged 15 years and older, 2012

This document contains survey results on the number of persons with memory disabilities, prevalence of disability, memory disabilities by age, co-occuring disabilities, educational attainment and experiences as well as employment, memory disabilities in the work place, job modifications, hours worked, not in the labour force, job search barriers, help with everyday activities and income, for Canada.

Mental health of the Canadian Armed Forces , Health at a Glance

This article highlights the latest data from the 2013 Canadian Forces Mental Health Survey. Findings will feature prevalence rates of selected mental health and alcohol disorders of Canadian Force members who have been deployed in support of the mission to Afghanistan. Some comparisons will also be made with the civilian population.

Persons with disabilities and employment

This article provides information on the labour market participation of Canadians 25 to 64 years of age with a physical or mental disability related to seeing, hearing, mobility, flexibility, dexterity, pain, learning, development, psychological/mental disorders or memory. The factors associated with the employment participation of persons with disabilities are discussed, along with their job characteristics.

The Effects of Cancer on Employment and Earnings of Cancer Survivors

The study examines the effects of cancer on the work status and annual earnings of cancer survivors who had a strong attachment to the labour market prior to their diagnosis. The comparison group consists of similar workers never diagnosed with cancer. The study is based on a Statistics Canada linkage file that combines microdata from the 1991 Census, the Canadian Cancer Registry, mortality records and personal income tax files. The study estimates changes in the magnitude of cancer effects during the first three years following the year of the diagnosis using a large sample of cancer survivors diagnosed at ages 25 to 61.

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