Disability and Social Policy in Canada

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Captus University Publications, 2006 - Social Science - 467 pages
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Concise and accessible, this book is the authoritative, up-to-date resource for academics, researchers, students and professionals engaged in the field of disability and social policy. This new edition, moves beyond existing programs and history and focuses more on issues affecting policy and policy analysis. It analyzes the current state and future prospects of disability policy at the beginning of the 21st century, and attempts to identify directions for development and investment to ensure the best possible policy environment for disabled Canadians.

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
Disability in Canada
9
Profiling Canadians with Disabilities
22
Portraits of Disability in National Surveys
37
Policy Disability Reciprocity?
54
The Disability Policy Context
73
Where Is the Government of Canada
97
Advocacy and Consumer Participation
143
Specific Policy Issues
239
Implications for People with
254
Structural Determinants of Access
293
The Emergence of SelfManaged
314
Mental Capacity through a Disability Law Lens
336
Making Federally Regulated Transportation
370
DIRECTIONS FOR THE FUTURE
403
Bibliography
418

Who Are We? The Disability Community
160
People with Disabilities
210
Electoral Participation among Disabled People
230
Index
454
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