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Veterans with Disabilities

StatCan released the following Infograph this morning:

Veterans with Disabilities

Here are the stats on the Infograph:

Over 240,000 Veterans in Canada have one or more disabilities. This represents 4% of the total population of persons with disabilities.

26% of Veterans with disabilities have at least one unmet need for aids or assistive devices.

70% of Veterans with disabilities have a Pain-related disability.

The most commonly used healthcare services by Veterans with disabilities are physiotherapy, massage therapy, or chiropractic treatments (30%) and counselling services (15%)

1 in 5  (22%) Veterans with disabilities receive some form of disability benefits.

1 in 10 Veterans with disabilities consider themselves housebound.

Veterans with disabilities by age groups:

15 – 44 – 10%

45 – 64 – 39%

65 and over – 51%


The Canadian Survey  on Disability covers Canadians aged 15 years and over who experience limitations in their daily activities because of a long-term condition or health-related problem.

The infographic covers person with a disability who had reported previous Canadian Military service but are no longer a member of the Canadian Armed Forces.

Persons with a pain-related disability are those whose daily activities are limited because of pain that is always present or due to periods of pain that reoccur from time to time (even when using medication or therapy where applicable.

Source:  Canadian Survey on Disability, 2017

Catalogue Number: 11-627-M | ISBN978-0-660-33111-9

(c) Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, as represent by the Minister of Industry, 2019


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