Disability and Participation

Worldwide, people with disability are at high risk for experiencing exclusion from the important opportunities, roles and activities that are fundamental to prosperity, health and well-being and full citizenship. Our programs of research are focused on understanding the forces that operate to create and sustain this marginalization, the strengths of people with disabilities and the capacities and opportunities within the broader communities in which people live. Our work seeks to inform, develop or critique interventions that promote full community participation, and to use advocacy and participatory engagement to influence policy and practice.

These are our current projects that sit under this theme. Click on the link to Faculty involved to find out more about each project:

Research Project Title

Faculty involved

Using eHealth to enhance the participation of adults with subjective cognitive decline: a pilot feasibility study Catherine Donnelly
Enhancing Community Participation in Canadians with Physical Diabilities: Development, Implementation and Evaulation of a Partnered Strategy Mary Ann McColl
Participation in daily life situations as a key health outcome in children with neurodisability: Developing a measurement protocol for community therapy services Nora Fayed
Participatory approaches to researching stigma and intellectual disabilituies in the Congo Heather Aldersey
Employment and disability benefits in Canada: Envisioning best practices for people with mental illness as they enter the system Rosemary Lysaght
Diversifying Human Health Resources Terry Krupa
Evaluating the strengths model of case management for people with severe mental issues: a Multi-province study Terry Krupa
The Caring Campus: An intervention project Terry Krupa
Evaluation of the ASK training programming Terry Krupa
Fear of falling-induced activity restriction and physical deconditioning: potential pathway to disability in older persons with diabetes Nandini Deshpande