Canadian Disability Policy Alliance & Canadian Disability Participation Project publish report on employment supports

(May 2015)

The Canadian Disability Policy Alliance and Canadian Disability Participation Project have just released the report Policy governing employment supports for people with disabilities in collaboration with its Employment Team. The research includes a scan of policy governing employment supports for people with disabilities in 14 jurisdictions in Canada – federal, provincial and territorial.  This is the first of three reports supporting the work of each research team.  Similar reports will be forthcoming in summer and fall for the Mobility Team and the Sport & Leisure Team.  

The report focuses on legislation (rather than more informal forms of policy), and provides quick access to information about employment support legislation, programs, and contacts.  In addition, it classifies policy according to the 3 objectives of disability policy:

•    Equity - prevention of discrimination;
•    Access - ability to enter or use facilities or services; or
•    Support - material resources.

The full report is now available online:

The Canadian Disability Policy Alliance is a national collaboration of disability researchers, community disability organizations, and federal and provincial policy-makers, aimed at creating and mobilizing knowledge to enhance disability policy in Canada, and to promote equity and opportunity for disabled Canadians. The Alliance is funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council for a period of 5 years (2009-14).

For further information contact:

Mary Ann McColl, PhD, MTS  
Academic Lead, Canadian Disability Policy Alliance
Associate Director, Centre for Health Services & Policy Research
Professor, Rehab Therapy / Public Health Science
Queen’s University, Abramsky Hall, 3rd Floor
Kingston, ON, Canada  K7L-3N6
Ph:  613-533-6319   Fax:  613-533-6353, website: