Ontario Human Rights Commission – Key Findings

“Ontarians with mental health and addiction disabilities have lower levels of education, lower income, are less likely to take part in the labour force and are less likely to live in adequate, affordable housing compared to people with other disabilities and people without disabilities.” (OHRC)

  • Of all Ontarians who report a disability, almost one-third (30.9%) report a mental health or addiction disability.
  • People aged 15-24 account for 9.3% of all Ontarians who report mental health and addiction disabilities, which is more than twice the proportion of people with other disabilities (3.5%)
  • A higher proportion of Ontarians with mental health and addiction disabilities are separated or divorced (19.3%) than people with other disabilities overall (10.4%) and people without disabilities (7.1%). A smaller proportion of Ontarians with mental health or addiction disabilities are married or in a common-law relationship (45.6%) than people with other disabilities overall (60.6%) or people without disabilities (59.8%).
  • Ontarians with mental health and addiction disabilities are more at risk of poverty than people without disabilities. A greater proportion (19.6%) are in low-income status compared to people with no disabilities (10.4%) and people with other disabilities (7.9%).

For the full report visit theĀ Ontario Human Rights Commission websiteĀ (OHRC)

 

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Paul is a Family Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Reiki Master with a Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology who has been working with clients in Peterborough Ontario and surrounding area since the late 1990s. Over the years he has been involved in family & individual counselling and has received training in diverse and esoteric practices such as Hypnosis, Shamanic Journeying, Remote Viewing, Reiki, Philosophy, Integral Theory, and Spirituality, to name a few.
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