Table of Contents
Articles from Disability and Research Organizations
Bringing Down the Barriers: The Labour Market and Women with Disabilities in Ontario
Canadian Council on Social Development, 2000
This document outlines the unique barriers faced by women with disabilities in the labour market. The barriers explored include a greater tendency to live alone or as a lone parent; a surprisingly high degree of financial responsibility; more limited opportunities for stable and high-paying jobs; much more limited opportunities for assistance with household tasks; and prevailing social attitudes toward disability and women.
Disability Research Information Page: Disability Information Sheet #19
In this Information Sheet, the combination of both hearing and seeing disabilities is examined, as well as combined disabilities for agility/mobility and pain. We also provide basic employment rates by disability types (including combinations).
Disability Research Information Page: Disability Information Sheet #18
This information sheet provides various employment-related statistics for persons with disabilities in Canada, using data from the 2001 Participation and Activity Limitation Survey (PALS), the 2001 Workplace and Employee Survey (WES), and the 2001 Census of the Population. We also provide a brief summary of some of the findings of a report entitled Supports and Services for Adults and Children Aged 5-14 with Disabilities in Canada, and in particular, the requirements and unmet needs for employment supports and services.
Disability Research Information Page: Disability Information Sheet #16 "Workers with Disabilities and the Impact of Workplace Structures"
This information sheet examines labour force outcomes such as wage rates, job satisfaction, training, and promotions for workers with and without disabilities. Using data from Statistics Canada's 2001 Workplace and Employee Survey (WES) and the 2001 adult Participation and Activity Limitation Survey (PALS), it also explores the links between these outcomes or opportunities and certain "structural" aspects of the workplaces, such as the capacity of employers in both "core" and "non-core" firms to structure their workplaces in order to provide various opportunities to their employees.
Disability Research Information Page: Disability Information Sheet #15
Part I of Disability Information Sheet #15 profiles vision and hearing loss among persons with disabilities. The second part of this sheet looks at the impact of collective bargaining agreements on persons with disabilities.
Disability Research Information Page: Disability Information Sheet #10
This has two distinct themes: workers with disabilities, and issues of personal security among persons with disabilities. The statistics show that people with disabilities have less access to training and less frequently promoted.
Disability Research Information Page: Disability Information Sheet #8
This Disability Information Sheet explores some of the statistical differences between workers with disabilities and workers without disabilities. It looks at job stress, feelings of being overqualified, job security, and the introduction of new technologies in the workplace.
Disability Research Information Page: Disability Information Sheet #5
This information sheet continues the examination of statistics on wages and labour market statistics for persons with disabilities using Statistics Canada's Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics (SLID). The focus is on wages and economic security. In addition, it looks at the movement of employed persons with and without disabilities within broad occupational groupings, and changes in the rate of involuntary part-time work.
Disability Research Information Page: Disability Information Sheet #4
This Disability Information Sheet provides more labour market statistics for persons with disabilities. These statistics attempt to go beyond labour force participation and instead looks into the kinds of work people with disabilities do in the paid labour market, and information about wages received. This Information Sheet concentrates primarily on wage data using Statistics Canada’s Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics.
Disability Research Information Page: Disability Information Sheet #3
Canadian Council on Social Development, 2001
This issue of CCSD's Disability Information Sheet focuses on data about children with disabilities. It also includes some more information about disability, education and labour force participation.
CLC Unions Mobilizing for Disability Rights: Disability Provisions in Collective Agreements in Canada
1st National Disability Rights Conference
This report documents the increasing commonness of equality and human rights provisions in regards to people with disabilities in collective agreements in Canada. The report also discusses traditional benefits in collective agreements for people with disabilities such as pensions, family illness leave, long-term Disability plan etc.
Working for Change: An Examination of Employment Barriers for Women with Disabilities in the Prairie Provinces
(Status of Women Canada, 1999)
This document attempts to identify specific employment barriers for women with disabilities in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba, and to determine and examine the programs relevant to the discrimination that women with disabilities face in obtaining and retaining paid employment. The document then makes specific recommendations that can lead to the removal of employment barriers for women with disabilities in the Prairie Provinces.
More We Get Together: Disability Rights and Collective Bargaining Manual
This manual is a tool for union organisers and negotiators, disabled activists and their organisations, individuals with disabilities and their allies to advance issues of people with disabilities. It provides union and community activists working with people with disabilities, a comprehensive review of disability rights and collective bargaining provisions that impact on conditions of workers with disabilities. The manual discusses key disability issues in the workplace. General information is in the body of the manual and more detailed information is in the appendices.
Disability in the Labour Market: Barriers and Solutions
(Perception, Volume 23, 3: Canadian Council for Social Development, 1999)
Even before In Unison identified employment as one of the building blocks of full citizenship, persons with disabilities understood its importance in their lives. With one of the lowest rates of participation in the labour force and one of the highest rates of poverty in Canada, women with disabilities are well aware of the advantages of having employment. The research presented here shows that much more work is needed in order to reach the goals outlined by the In Unison report.
Research on Employment Supports for People with Disabilities: Summary of the Focus Group Findings
(US Department of Health and Human Services, 2001)
This report summarizes the findings from information collected during three sets of focus groups conducted for a study on employment supports for people with disabilities sponsored by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The study is intended to increase the understanding of the role of various supports in helping people with disabilities find and maintain employment. The findings in this report are from focus groups conducted with nearly 300 participants with significant disabilities, all of whom had obtained some measure of employment success, in Los Angeles, California; Newark, New Jersey; and Seattle/Tacoma, Washington, between April and December 2000.
People with Disabilities: Exploring the World of Work
(Community Information Toronto, 2003)
This document explores the variety of training and employment related resources for job seekers with disabilities.
Barriers Facing Women With Disabilities in Accessing Employment, Education and Training Opportunities: A Discussion Paper
Double Disadvantage is divided into six main areas:
L'intégration au travail des personnes handicapées, Objectifs et orientations
Here is a document from OPHQ on the employement of disabled people in Quebec province. It reflects and explains its position on the employment of disabled people.
Travail et santé mentale : perspectives et défis
(Université du Québec à Montréal (UQUAM), Laboratoire de recherche sur les pratiques et les politiques sociales (LAREPPS), Fondation Travail et Santé mentale, janvier 2004)
This french working paper is an analysis of mentally disabled people in the workforce and their relations with both social economy and private sector organizations in the province of Quebec. This study attempts to bring a new perspective on these concepts and so doing, question the governmental orientations and social policies.
Labour market policies, strategies and statistics for people with disabilities : A cross-national comparison
(Working Paper 2001 : 13, IFAU (Office of Labour Market Policy Evaluation, 2001)
This french report tries to clarify the «right to work» concept for the disabled people. A comparison is made between countries and the author analyzes the international juridical system under the light of this peculiar right.
Le droit des personnes handicapées au travail décent
(Organisation Internationale du Travail, 2003)
This french report tries to clarify the "right to work" concept for people with disabilities. A comparison is made between countries and the author analyzes the international juridical system under this peculiar right.
Background Information on the Employability Assistance For People With Disabilities Initiative (EAPD)
This document reports to people with disabilities and the public on the impacts of programs and services funded under the federal-provincial Employability Assistance for People with Disabilities (EAPD) initiative during fiscal years 1999-2000 and 2000-2001.
Multilateral Framework for Labour Market Agreements for Persons with Disabilities
The Multilateral Framework for Labour Market Agreements for Persons with Disabilities replaces the Employability Assistance for People with Disabilities initiative. The Multilateral Framework reaffirms the commitment of governments to work towards ensuring that people with disabilities can participate successfully in the labour market, and to report to Canadians on progress made. The goal of the Multilateral Framework is to improve the employment situation of people with disabilities, by enhancing their employability, increasing the employment opportunities available to them, and building on the existing knowledge base.
Framework for Demonstration or Bilateral Evaluations
(Federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) Ministers Responsible for Social Services, 2003)
This evaluation framework will guide governments in undertaking demonstration or bilateral evaluation activities, which, along with program and societal indicators, will help assess program and service effectiveness in improving the employment situation of persons with disabilities. The framework may also be used for jurisdictional evaluations, where appropriate. The framework identifies federal funding availability, scope, methodologies, evaluation administration, information dissemination, evaluation issues and possible questions.
Promising Practices in Employability Assistance for People with Disabilities (EAPD) Funded Programs and Services: Final Report Evaluation and Data Development Strategic Policy
This report is intended to provide a core base of knowledge on what works for whom in employability programming for people with disabilities. To this end the document reports on research done on nine Promising Practices case studies in employability projects and services cost-shared under EAPD in British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. The document provide a template for each of the nine Promising Practices, which clearly delineates the practice and includes the context /background, challenges faced, solutions, results, and future outlook, and an integrated analysis of the cases and existing literature/knowledge in terms of lessons learned and what works in employability programming for people with disabilities.
Workplace Accommodation Toolkit
(Industry Canada, 2003)
Industry Canada prepared a resource toolkit for employers on workplace accessibility. It is a useful resource for anyone including an employee who has (or acquires) a disability that prevents, or interferes with, access to the office or the use of mainstream office technology or services. The toolkit assists with questions concerning accommodations, technologies or services are available to help reduce or overcome the barriers raised by standard technologies.
Lessons Learned From Evaluation of Disability Policy and Programs
(Evaluation and Data Development Branch of HRDC, 1999)
This document reports on the impacts and efficacy of disability policies and programs in Canada. Section 3 entitled, "Employment: What Approaches Enable People with Disabilities to Work?" is particularly useful as a source of information on employment programs and policies that impact people with disabilities and Canada. The document also looks at the barriers people with disabilities face in the workforce and ways that these barriers can be overcome.
Multilateral Framework for Labour Market Agreements for Persons with Disabilities
(Government of Canada, Human Resources Development Canada, 2003)
Presentation of a new initiative concerning employment and disabled people. The Framework for a Comprehensible labour Market Strategy served to guide negociations for a new policy to replace EAPD.
Promising Practices in Employability Assistance for People with Disabilities (EAPD) Funded Programs and Services
(Government of Canada, Human Resources Development Canada, 2002)
This report presents nine Promising Practices selected for this review providing different approaches assisting people with disabilities in making the transition or to return to employment. This review was largely undertaken to document how these Promising Practices operate and to identify factors or characteristics that were critical for their success.
Fact Sheet for Opportunities Fund: An Employment Program for Persons with Disabilities
(Government of Canada, Social Development Canada, 2002)
The objective of the Opportunities Fund is to assist persons with disabilities in preparing for and obtaining employment or selfemployment,as well as developing the skillsnecessary to maintain that new employment.
Creating a Welcoming Workplace for Employees with Disabilities
This guide proposes some strategies about the ways and means of creating a pleasant workplace for people with disabilities in order to treat them as full citizens. Welcoming, commmunication and consultation are among the themes tackled in this paper.
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