COVID-19 Disability Survey, Interim Report & Full Report
All Canadians who identify as having a disability—such as physical, cognitive or sensory— or having a child or family member living with a disability in their household are asked to share their unique experiences and concerns while navigating COVID-19.
The survey, led by Abilities Centre staff along with University of British Columbia researchers Dr. Kathleen Martin Ginis, Dr. Joan Ubeda-Colomer and Dr. Femke Hoekstra and Queens’s University researcher Dr. Amy Latimer-Cheung, will give a voice to many Canadians living with a disability. Data from the survey will help evaluate and enhance new policies and community support programs.
The survey is now available in French, English, American Sign Language, and in plain language. Additionally, this survey formatting includes headings suitable for screen reader software, increased font size and colour contrast.
To participate in the survey CLICK HERE
For the full press release CLICK HERE
For a copy of the November 25, 2020 Interim Report CLICK HERE
For a copy of the February 2021 Full Report in English with data collected to Dec 18, 2020 CLICK HERE
For a copy of the Februrary 2021 Full Report in Plain Language with data collected to Dec 18, 2020 CLICK HERE
For a copy of the Februrary 2021 Full Report in French with data collected to Dec 18, 2020 CLICK HERE
For a copy of the February 2021 Full Report in ASL with data collected to Dec 18, 2020 CLICK HERE
Make the future of work more inclusive for young people with disabilities.
The Institute for Work and Health is currently recruiting for two studies:
1) Do you live with a disability and identify as a youth or young adult between the ages of 18-35? Are you currently employed or looking for work?
Take part in an online activity to design workplace supports for young people with disabilities that are relevant to the future of work.
Learn more, click here.
2) Are you a policy maker involved in the design of social programs and policies? Are you an employer, or employment service representative? Do you have professional expertise on the changing nature of work or the challenges and opportunities faced by people with disability?
Share your feedback in our online activity and help design ways to support the future employment of young people with disabilities.
Learn more, click here.
For more information on either study, contact:
Get the Support You Need to Be Active at Home During the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Physical activity goal setting,
- Planning and scheduling physical activity,
- Developing plans to overcome physical activity related barriers
- Finding physical activity resources
How do I sign-up for Get In Motion?
- CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP; or
- Scan the QR code; or
- Send an e-mail to CDPPprojects@queensu.ca; or
- Call (613)533-6000 x 78841. The phone number is for Kingston Revved Up. This is the correct number. Please leave your name and contact information.
Who is sponsoring Get In Motion? Get In Motion is being run by the Canadian Disability Participation Project (CDPP; www.cdpp.ca). The CDPP is a team of researchers and community partners dedicated to promoting full and effective participation in physical activity for Canadians with a disability. Researchers leading Get In Motion are from Queen’s University https://skhs.queensu.ca/research/research-centres-and-labs-l-to-z/revved-up/ and the University of British Columbia – Okanagan: https://sciactioncanada.ok.ubc.ca
The National Physical Activity Measurement (NPAM) team is currently recruiting:
- Children and youth from across Canada who are ages 4 to 17 and are living with a disability to participate in a study using a fItbit
- Watch this video in either English or French to learn more and get involved (contact information is in the video)