By the Numbers: Persons with Disabilities

by the numbersToronto – November 28, 2013 – The International Day of Persons with Disabilities, December 3, aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the rights, dignity and well-being of persons, including children, with disabilities. It also celebrates the benefits to all members of the community when persons with disabilities are included in every aspect of life.

Disability is a development issue, because of its bi-directional link to poverty: disability may increase the risk of poverty, and poverty may increase the risk of disability.

Source: World Health Organization (WHO): Disability and Health; Council of Canadians with Disabilities