The Need

2017 Canadian Disability Infographic

The Canadian Survey on Disability covers Canadians aged 15 years and over whose everyday activities are limited because of a long-term condition or health-related problem.

22% of Canadians (6.2 million) had at least one disability

Percentage of Canadians with at least one disability

Top four most common types:

Other disability types:

1.6 million Canadians with disabilities were unable to afford the required aids, devices, or prescription medications due to cost.

Among youth with disabilities, 60% had a mental-health related disability.

Employment rates for working-age adults:

Source: Canadian Survey on Disability, 2017