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The Access Project is an innovative approach to crisis recovery, designed to embed equity in the development of strategies and solutions to support the needs of all Canadians. 

COVID-19 Disability Survey

Abilities Centre is delighted to partner with the University of British Columbia (UBC) and the Canadian Disability Participation Project (CDPP) in the launch of the COVID-19 Disability Survey, which has been designed to record the experiences, concerns and needs of people with disabilities during the COVID-19 outbreak and recovery period. The survey’s findings will provide important information to help communities ensure that COVID-19 response strategies meet the needs of people of all abilities.

This survey which takes approximately twenty minutes to complete is available in French, English, plain language and American Sign Language. Additionally, this survey formatting includes headings suitable for screen reader software, increased font size and colour contrast.

To participate in the COVID-19 Disability Survey, please click here.

Short on time but still want to participate? Take two minutes to complete a simplified survey below to share your experience and needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants will be able to see updates based on their results and see how their needs and experiences compare with others.

Information and responses are presented in the dashboard below:

Resources and Links:
As the Access Project evolves, we will continue to add links to resources and supports that will support needs that have been identified by Canadians with disabilities. Action planning tools and strategies will also be provided for businesses, community organizations and other groups looking to address these needs.
About The Access Project:
With a comprehensive approach that considers the economic participation, health & well-being and social inclusion of all Canadians in recovery engagement, the Access Project actively engages persons with disabilities, those with lived experience and experts to identify immediate and emerging needs, while also supporting the co-creation and production of strategies designed to meet these needs.

While designed to respond to the critical solutions gap during crises, the data, tools, and community established by the Access Project are intended to become part of the critical infrastructure available to support communities in becoming more accessible and inclusive for people of all abilities, and will serve as a resource for businesses, community organizations, municipalities and governments to make informed decisions and investments that create transformational impacts.

We want your feedback:
Would you like to work with us more closely on the Access Project, or do you have any ideas or suggestions on how we can improve accessibility and inclusion in this project? If so, we would love to hear from you! Please email:

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