An Environmental Scan of Past Policy Initiatives
Archive of Documents

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Part I: Policy Initiatives

Sequenced by starting time period from oldest to most recent.
Click on the bolded text for descriptions and related resources.

Mainstream '92 (1992-1993)

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Federal Task Force on Disability Issues (1998)

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Round Table Project on Safe and Timely Return to Function and Return to Work (1998-2003)

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Ontario Poverty Reduction Plan (2008-2013)

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Council of Canadians with Disabilities, Community-University Research Alliances (CURA) Project (2008-2014)

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Commission for the Review of Social Assistance in Ontario (2010-2012)

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Part II: Other Documents

Joint Federal-Provincial Study of a Comprehensive Disability Protection Scheme (1982-1985)

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NOTE: This reproduction is a copy of an official work published by the Government of Canada, and has not been produced in affiliation with, or with the endorsement of, the Government of Canada.

NOTE: This reproduction is a copy of an official work published by the Government of Canada, and has not been produced in affiliation with, or with the endorsement of, the Government of Canada.

Summary: In 1982, the Ministers of Social Services investigated the feasibility of implementing a national disability benefit program, and offered recommendations for how that program may operate. These reports summarize their findings.

Office des personnes handicapées (1984)

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Summary: This landmark document produced by Québec's Office des personnes handicapées sets the stage for a discussion about increasing the inclusion of people with disabilities in Québecois society (French only).

Government of Canada (1999)

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NOTE: This reproduction is a copy of an official work published by the Government of Canada, and has not been produced in affiliation with, or with the endorsement of, the Government of Canada.

Summary: This document sets out future directions for the Government of Canada to take in order to ensure full citizenship for Canadians with disabilities.

Laboratoire de recherche sociale, Institut de réadaptation en déficience physique de Québec (IRDPQ) (1999)

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Summary: Written by renowned disability researcher Patrick Fougeyrollas and his colleagues, this paper primarily examines the costs associated with having a disability, and explores how other countries compensate their citizens with disabilities to help with these additional expenses. Reorganization of Québec's disability income programs is suggested as one way of achieving equity between Québecois citizens with disabilities, and those without (French only).

Office for Disability Issues, Human Resources Development Canada (2003)

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NOTE: This reproduction is a copy of an official work published by the Government of Canada, and has not been produced in affiliation with, or with the endorsement of, the Government of Canada.

Summary: Each of Canada's federal and provincial disability income supports uses a unique definition of the word, "disability." This report reviews and explains these definitions, ultimately recommending against one, standardized definition.

Office des personnes handicapées (2004)

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Summary: This paper, produced by Québec's Office des personnes handicapées, proposes a more equitable disability income system for the province involving the improved coordination of disability income supports among other adjustments (French only).

Office des personnes handicapées (2009)

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Summary: This follow-up to 1984's À part… égale examines 25 years of progress for people with disabilities in Québec, and identifies areas that remain to be addressed and improved (French only).

Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) (2010)

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Summary: This OECD report investigates the policies and social issues that affect individuals' use of Canada's disability benefit programs, as well as the interactions between federal and provincial disability income programs.

Institute for Work and Health (2010)

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Summary: This Issue Briefing describes the sources of income available to Canadians with disabilities, and draws attention to the policy challenge of coordinating and aligning the goals and administration of these programs.


Library of Parliament (2012)

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NOTE: This reproduction is a copy of an official work published by the Government of Canada, and has not been produced in affiliation with, or with the endorsement of, the Government of Canada.

Summary: This report outlines the efforts undertaken by different committees at the federal government level to improve the lives of Canadians with disabilities, as well as the programs and services they access.