disability

Canadian Observatory on Homelessness/Homeless Hub: York University
September 16, 2016
Categories: Ask the Hub

This question came from Jose S. via our latest website survey.

Mobility issues often fall under the umbrella of physical disability, so before I answer this question, I’ll define disability and explore how it relates to homelessness.

A disability is a physical or mental condition that affects physical ability, understanding, learning or day-to-day functioning. The Canadian Disability Survey defines...

Canadian Observatory on Homelessness/Homeless Hub: York University
February 13, 2015
Categories: Ask the Hub

The Ontario Human Rights Code has a rather long definition of disability, but it can be loosely summarized as any physical or mental condition that affects mobility, understanding, learning or day-to-day functioning. The Rick Hansen Foundation estimates that 4.4 million Canadians have a disability and that within 20 years, this number will grow to one in five Canadians. The...

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