This study paints a picture of the situation of Quebecers with disabilities, i.e. adults and children whose everyday activities are limited because of a physical or mental condition or health problem. It is based on data from the most recent survey on the subject, i.e. the Participation and Activity Limitation Survey conducted by Statistics Canada in 2001, and in 2006. This statistical portrait describes several aspects of their situation and the changes that occurred between 2001 and 2006.
The first part of the study is on the representation in Québec’s population of different disability types (e.g. mobility or hearing disabilities). The subsequent chapters cover a variety of topics, making it possible to measure the consequences of disabilities in adults (Part II), and in children (Part III). Among those themes are: the socioeconomic situation of individuals with disabilities, their participation in the labour market, technical aids, dwelling design, everyday assistance needs, and discrimination. Also broached are children-related themes such as the use of child care arrangements, school integration, relationships with other children, and the consequences of their disabilities on their families.