Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Canadian Human Rights Commission Report on Equality Rights for People With Disabilities

The Commission Human Rights Commission has released a Report on Equality Rights of People with Disabilities.

The report compares Canadians with disabilities to those without disabilities across a spectrum of indicators, such as education, employment, economic well-being, health, and housing. Data comes from Statistics Canada surveys.

When compared to other adults, adults with disabilities: 
  • are half as likely to complete a university degree
  • are more likely to settle for part-time instead of full time employment
  • and have lower annual incomes 
The Commission hopes that the report will provide a benchmark that will help track progress and identify barriers to equality for people with disabilities.

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posted by Michel-Adrien at 6:02 pm


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