Information regarding the Province of Nunavut including facts and statistics, news, and information of interest for persons with disabilities residing in or visiting the province.
Disability Statistics Nunavut
Due to the location and relative isolation of the province of Nunavut, disability statistics concerning the province are scarce.
About 3.8 million Canadians (13.7%) reported having a disability in 2012. The percentage of Canadians with disabilities increased with age, ranging from 4.4% for people 15 to 24 years to 42.5% for those 75 years and over. The percentage of Canadians with disabilities was lowest in Nunavut (6.9%) and highest in Nova Scotia (18.8%).
The Government of Canada is providing up to $4.9 million over six years through the Pan-Canadian Health Human Resources Strategy which supports and facilitates innovation in health human resources to help bring about an adequate supply of health care providers while promoting optimal working conditions for Canada's health workforce.
In 2009, an unknown number of males in Nunavut had a regular doctor, and 1,178 females did.
The year 2009 also found an unknown number of males experiencing a form of arthritis, while 568 females experienced the disability.
The Nunavut Literacy Council presents a Cross-Disability Organization providing a focus on Family and Community Literacy and the capacity of communities to develop and carry out their own projects and events - www.nunavutliteracy.ca