The Project

In partnership with the Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network, this report explores whether or not Canadians support a new national disability benefit, while illuminating the financial struggles of those living with disabilities. The study also compares Canadians without disability and those living with disability when it comes to job and personal satisfaction, current employment status and level of financial hardship, confidence in the government's ability to manage disability supports and the awareness of what benefits are currently available.

The Report

Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network (PLAN): Canadians concerned about disability poverty, on-board with proposed new national benefit

Survey of Canadians living with disability underlines relative poverty, other social barriers June 22, 2021 – Recognizing the challenges faced by Canadians with disabilities — problems that have only been exacerbated during the COVID-19 pandemic — the federal Liberal government

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La version française

Préoccupés par la pauvreté des personnes ayant une incapacité, les Canadiens appuient le nouveau projet national de prestations

Une enquête auprès des Canadiens vivant avec une incapacité révèle un certain niveau de pauvreté parmi ceux-ci, ainsi que d’autres obstacles sociaux. Le 22 juin 2021 – Conscient des difficultés auxquels les Canadiens vivant avec une incapacité doivent faire face

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About the Partners

About Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network:

Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network (PLAN) is a non-profit organization founded in 1989 to help families secure the future for loved ones with disabilities. PLAN builds personal support networks, makes plans to secure the future, and brings families together for mutual support, learning and community leadership.

About Angus Reid Institute:

The Angus Reid Institute (ARI) was founded in October 2014 by pollster and sociologist, Dr. Angus Reid. ARI is a national, not-for-profit, non-partisan public opinion research foundation established to enhance and encourage better understanding of political, cultural and socioeconomic issues affecting Canadians. ARI commissions, conducts and disseminates original, publicly accessible and impartial statistical public opinion polling research and policy analysis.