Survey on Savings for Persons with Disabilities (SSPD)

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The purpose of the Survey on Savings for Persons with Disabilities is to gather information about the knowledge and behaviours of Canadians with disabilities and their caregivers with regard to savings. Results from the survey will be used by researchers and policy makers to inform disability-related programs and policy.

The information you provide may be used by Statistics Canada for other statistical and research purposes. In addition, information from partially completed or unsaved questionnaires may be retained and used.

Collection period:
From October 19 to November 30, 2021
Collection methods:
Electronic questionnaire
Survey participation:
  • Block Information Confidentiality


    Data are collected under the authority of the Statistics Act, Revised Statutes of Canada, 1985, Chapter S-19. Your information will be kept strictly confidential.

  • Block Information on Record linkage

    Record linkage

    To enhance the data from this survey and to reduce the response burden, Statistics Canada may combine the information you provide with data from other surveys or administrative sources.

  • Block Information on Topics covered in the survey

    Topics covered in the survey

    The survey asks questions about

    • saving for future financial needs
    • savings programs for persons with disabilities
    • behaviours related to saving.
  • Block Information on Published data

    Published data

    Statistics Canada publishes the results of its surveys in many formats. To find all the documents related to this survey, follow the links below and type the name of the survey in the search engine located at the left of your screen to filter the results.

    Data: You will find tables, profiles of a community or region, thematic maps, public use microdata files, and data visualization tools.

    Analysis: You will have direct access to Stats in brief (e.g., releases from The Daily, fact sheets), articles and reports, and journals and periodicals.

  • Block Information on Survey-specific questions

    Survey-specific questions

    Who is conducting this survey?

    The Survey on Savings for Persons with Disabilities is a voluntary survey being conducted by Statistics Canada on behalf of Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), from October 19 to November 19, 2021.

    Why are you collecting this information?

    The purpose of this survey is to gather information about the knowledge and behaviours of Canadians with disabilities and their caregivers, with regard to savings. Data from the survey will be used by researchers and policy makers to inform disability-related programs and policies, and to ensure that people with disabilities are made aware of specific savings programs that may be of benefit to them.

    What will this information be used for?

    The information will be used to support policy research and decision-making at ESDC. It may also be used for research, analysis and policy making among other organizations interested in issues related to the topics covered by this survey.

    How was I selected to participate?

    Individuals were randomly selected from among those who were eligible for the Disability Tax Credit in 2020.

    Is my information safe and private?

    Statistics Canada takes the privacy of Canadians very seriously. All information collected is anonymized. It is never possible to connect data that is made public to you or to your household.

    Statistics Canada uses state-of-the-art tools, software and processes that prevent disclosure and ensure the confidentiality and privacy of individual data. By law, Statistics Canada cannot hand over anyone's personal information – not to the police, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) or even the courts. All information collected is strictly protected.

    For more information about data confidentiality, please visit Statistics Canada’s Trust Centre.

    Why are you asking me questions that seem unrelated to the survey topic, such as my gender, postal code or citizenship status?

    When your data arrives at StatCan—whether it be from surveys or administrative data sources—some of your private information is used to create a demographic profile. Then we remove and lock away the private information, keeping only data like gender, age and geographic region. This is merged with information from other people who share the same demographic profile (same gender, same age and same geographic region).

    By analyzing this information, researchers can observe patterns and trends and provide important information to improve programs and policies. The results of these statistics can also provide you with useful information.

    Why do you use certain terminology in the Survey on Savings for Persons with Disabilities?

    Terminology in the questionnaire aligns with the language used in programs that are run by ESDC.

  • For more information about this survey (questionnaires, definitions, data sources and methods used): survey number 5315


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