Angus Reid Institute: Survey of Canadians Living with Disability Underlines Relative Poverty

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Recognizing the challenges faced by Canadians with disabilities — problems that have only been exacerbated during the COVID-19 pandemic — the federal Liberal government laid out plans to help in its September 2020 Speech from the Throne. This article reviews the government’s promise for a new Canadian Disability Benefit, modelled after the seniors’ guaranteed income supplement. Details since the fall have been scarce, but in the spring budget the federal government set aside almost $12 million over three years to consult and reform existing programs and benefits with an eye towards the new unified benefit.

Canadian Disability Benefit Resources