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Canadian Survey on Disability

RDC News: March 2019

March hours, and the availability of a new data set.

Feb 26, 2019

March Hours Changes

There are no changes to the usual Centre operating hours in March.



Saturday Hours in March - On Demand

In March we will be offering some on-demand Saturday hours.  Please let the Analysts know if you wish to work in the RDC on any of the following Saturdays. We will be open on an 'appointment' basis, only if requested. Please email Anna at, or write your name on the sign-up sheet by the front door in the RDC. (Please sign up by the preceding Thursday.)

Offered dates for Saturday hours are:

  • Saturday, March 16th - 12pm to 4pm


New data sets at the RDC

In the upcoming weeks we will be receiving new data sets and surveys at the McMaster Research Data Centre. Please see the information below. Researchers interested in accessing these data sets are encouraged to submit proposals!

Canadian Survey on Disability (CSD)

The purpose of the Canadian Survey on Disability (CSD) is to provide information about Canadian adults whose daily activities are limited because of a long-term condition or health-related problem. This information will be used to plan and evaluate services, programs and policies for adults with disabilities to help enable their full participation in Canadian society.
The survey collects information on: the type and severity of disability, use of aids and assistive devices, daily help received or required, use of various therapies and social service supports, educational attainment, labour force participation details, requirements and unmet needs for accommodations at school or work, the experience of being housebound, veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces with disabilities, Internet use, methods used to access government services and sources of income.

Researchers interested in disability, equity, inclusion, and work may find this a useful data set. More information on this data set can be found at

The McMaster RDC is now accepting proposals for work with this data. For information on the application process, please visit: