On this website, you can obtain information on the purpose and scope of this research, how you can participate and who you can contact if you have any questions.
Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)’s Accessible Canada Directorate has engaged Quorus Consulting Group to conduct a survey measuring Canadians’ awareness and experience(s) with barriers to accessibility for persons with disabilities.
The results of the survey will be used to help shape future accessibility policy in the Government of Canada. If you would like to contact someone at ESDC regarding this study, please email ACCESSIBLE.CANADA.DIRECTORATE-DIRECTION.CANADA.ACCESSIBLE@hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca.
The study is open to all Canadian residents who are 18 years of age or older. People with disabilities can access a variety of alternate formats to complete the survey (see below). Survey interviewers will randomly call members of the general population and ask them to complete the survey by phone.
The survey should take about 15 minutes of your time, depending on how much feedback you want to provide. Your decision to participate is up to you and will not affect your relationship with the Government of Canada or the services they provide you in any way. Furthermore, your responses will be kept entirely confidential and anonymous - no individual respondents will be identified as part of the analysis and the information provided will be managed according to the requirements of the Privacy Act.
The Government of Canada will publish the survey findings within six months of completion of fieldwork through the Library of Parliament and Library and Archives Canada. To learn more about how the Government of Canada makes research results available, please visit: http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/porr/Pages/porr.aspx.
Quorus will be accepting survey submissions until April 30, 2022.
We are offering a variety of alternate formats to make sure that everybody can participate in the survey:
You can complete the fully accessible online version of the survey by clicking on the following links:
You can schedule a telephone interview by calling the following toll-free number: 1-833-739-1983. You will be prompted to leave a message describing when you would like to be called by an interviewer and if you need access to TTY or a Video Relay Service. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request TTY or Video Relay Service interview.
You can download a printable PDF version of the questionnaire here:
You can download a printable and/or fillable Microsoft Word version of the questionnaire here:
You can request digital Braille or a hardcopy version of the questionnaire by sending an email to email@example.com. In your email, please include the following information:
If you complete a printed version of the questionnaire, you can submit your responses in the following ways:
If you have any questions or concerns about this survey, please contact the team at Quorus at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to contact someone at ESDC regarding this study, please email ACCESSIBLE.CANADA.DIRECTORATE-DIRECTION.CANADA.ACCESSIBLE@hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca.
The team at Quorus and ESDC want to thank you for your involvement in helping to shape the future of accessibility in Canada. Feel free to share the information about this survey with other people who might be interested in participating.