Defining Disability: A Complex Issue

"This document provides a review of, and framework for understanding, disability definitions in key Government of Canada initiatives. Overall, the report illustrates and seeks to clarify the complex and multi-dimensional nature of the concept of disability found in policy, programs and benefits. It highlights the fact that confusion exists between definitions, eligibility criteria and program objectives." Published first in 2003 by the government of Canada, Defining Disability is available in PDF.