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Disability & Activity Limitations


Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS)

The CCHS is a cross-sectional survey that collects information related to health status. This includes information on participation and activity limitation.

Activity Limitation Indicators (Excel)

Participation and Activity Limitation Survey (PALS)

The Participation and Activity Limitation Survey (PALS) is a national survey designed to collect information on adults and children who have a disability, that is, whose everyday activities are limited because of a condition or health problem. PALS is funded by Human Resources and Social Development Canada and conducted by Statistics Canada.

The PALS was conducted as a follow-up survey to the 2006 Census. Statistics Canada uses questions from the census on 'Activities of Daily Living' (questions 7 and 8) to identify the sample for the PALS.

The PALS provides essential information on the prevalence of various disabilities, the supports for persons with disabilities their employment profile, their income and their participation in society. PALS information is useful to all levels of government, by associations, by researchers and by non-governmental organizations to support the planning of services needed by persons with activity limitations to participate fully in society.

Data on persons with disabilities were last collected in 2001, when the previous PALS survey was conducted. However, the territories were not included in the 2001 PALS, so the 2006 PALS results are the first to include the Northwest Territories.

The following are Excel tables.

All Tables
Tables 1 - 10e
Table 1
Adults and children with and without disabilites, by sex and age groups, Canada: 2006
Table 2
Adults and children with and without disabilities, by sex and age groups, NWT: 2006
Table 3
Adults and children with and without disabilties, by sex and age groups, Territories Combined: 2006
Table 4
Disability rates, by sex and age groups, Canada: 2006
Table 5
Disability rates, by sex and age groups, NWT: 2006
Table 6
Disability rates, by sex and age groups, Territories Combined: 2006
Table 7
Severity of disability for adults and children with disabilities, by sex and age groups, Canada: 2006
Table 8
Severity of disability for adults and children with disabilities, by sex and age groups, NWT: 2006
Table 9
Severity of disability for adults and children with disabilities, by sex and age groups, Territories Combined: 2006
Table 10a
Type of disability for adults and children with disabilities - Hearing, Seeing and Speech, Canada, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Yukon, and Territories (Combined): 2006
Table 10b
Type of disability for adults and children with disabilities - Mobility, Agility and Pain, Canada, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Yukon, and Territories (Combined): 2006
Table 10c
Type of disability for adults and children with disabilities - Learning, Memory and Development, Canada, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Yukon, and Territories (Combined): 2006
Table 10d
Type of disability for adults and children with disabilities - Psychological, Delay and Chronic, Canada, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Yukon, and Territories (Combined): 2006
Table 10e
Type of disability for adults and children with disabilities - Unknown, Canada, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Yukon, and Territories (Combined): 2006



 
 
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