While most people who receive Canada Pension Plan Disability (CPPD) benefits are not able to work due to the severe and prolonged nature of their disability, research indicates a small proportion could return to work with appropriate supports. The CPPD Vocational Rehabilitation program is designed to facilitate that process, with individualized, reasonable, and cost-effective supports. Since being regionalized in 1998, the CPPD-VR program has been assessed a number of times – most recently, SRDC analyzed the program’s business model, and outlined a number of concerns as well as recommendations to improve its efficiency and effectiveness. SRDC has been engaged to build on this 2013 analysis, this time focusing on describing existing practices in regional program operations. This analysis will help inform policy decisions about how CPPD can best support labour market inclusion for persons with disabilities.
Published: April 2019
Capability: Strategic Program Review
Policy Area: Employment - Labour Market Integration of Persons with Disabilities
Population: People with Disabilities