70% of Canadians with an intellectual disability live in poverty.
Adults with developmental disabilities are more than twice as likely to live in the poorest neighborhoods; an estimated 100,000 Canadians with intellectual and developmental disabilities live in precarious and vulnerable housing situations.
In Toronto alone, there are 4,433 recent high school graduates with an intellectual disability on waitlists for employment and community participation supports.
The employment rate for people with developmental disabilities is below 25%. And those who do have jobs often work part-time and make less money than Canadians without disabilities.