We are paving the way to a fully inclusive nation, because we believe that disability should never stand in the way of ambition.
More than 1 in 10 working-age Canadians lives with disability. This means there are 443,900 unemployed Canadians with disabilities that do not prevent them from working.
(Statistics Canada, 2014).
People with disabilities often experience:
- significant wage gaps
- more people in part-time employment and/or living below the poverty line
- the unemployment rate is more than double that of the population without disabilities
According to research by BMO Financial Group (2013)
- 90% of Canadians recognize that our society is not fully inclusive; however,