1. 15% of the world identifies as having a disability.

    Thus, persons with disabilities are the world’s largest minority. As well, over 14% of Canadians have a disability.

  2. 20% of Canadians have a psychological disability.

    This highlights the fact that not all disabilities are visible. As well, a large number of people can go through their daily lives without those around them noticing they have a disability.

  3. 72% higher staff retention for people with disabilities.

    A recent study found that employers had better staff retention when hiring people with disabilities.

  4. 90% of people with disabilities perform as well or better.

    Research into the workplace integration of people with disabilities found they performed similar to their co-workers.

  5. 86% of people with a disability have great attendance.

    When compared to non-disabled co-workers, the majority of those with a disability had similar or better attendance.

  6. 97% of workers with a disability have great safety records.

    In a workplace study, it was found that those with a disability had comparable or better safety records than their co-workers.

  7. 90% of Canadians know at least one person with a disability.

    A recent survey conducted by Pollara on behalf of BMO found that most people within Canada know someone with a disability.

  8. 14% of Canadians have a disability.

    According to Stats Canada, a large percentage of the population identifies as having a disability.

  9. 6% of Canadians ages 25 to 34 have a disability.

    In a study undertaken by Stats Canada, a number of people within this key workplace demographic had a disability.

  10. 70% of businesses are not hiring people with disabilities.

    A BMO survey conducted by Pollara found that the majority of small businesses are missing out by not hiring those with disabilities.