Disability Supports

Disability supports are any good or service that assists a person with a disability in overcoming barriers to carrying out everyday activities. They also facilitate engagement in social, political and cultural activities and economic participation. Over two million Canadian adults with disabilities lack one or more of the educational, workplace, or home aids, modifications or other supports they need to participate fully in their communities. People less likely to receive the disability-related supports they need are: women with disabilities, people outside of the labor force who consider themselves completely prevented from working because of disability, people with low family incomes, people who are not receiving disability pensions/benefits, people with disability expenses that are not reimbursable by any plan, people living in rural communities. CCD has been recommending Federal/Provincial investments in disability-related supports.