Impact of child’s condition on parental employment for parents of children with disabilities aged 0 to 14, Canada, 2006

Source: CICH graphic created using data adapted from Statistics Canada, Participation and Activity Limitation Survey, 2006. -accessed June 17, 2017.

In 2006, 30% of parents with children 0 to 14 years of age, who had a disability, reported that they worked fewer hours than they would have chosen to work.

21% did not take a job offered to them.


When a child has a disability, it can have a significant impact on his or her parent’s ability to work.