Canadian Association of the Deaf / L'Association des Sourds du Canada
The goal of this survey is to collect up-to-date information about Deaf people in Canada. It is the first "Deaf Canada" survey since 1998, so it is very important that you participate to help us gather new data! The survey is being done by the Canadian Association of the Deaf with the assistance of a professional statistician who is neutral (not affiliated with the CAD or with governments). All answers will be kept confidential.
We thank-you for helping us!
In what province/territory do you live?
Newfoundland and Labrador Prince Edward Island Nova Scotia New Brunswick Quebec Ontario Manitoba Saskatchewan Alberta British Columbia Yukon Northwest Territories Nunavut
Do you live in a...
Farm area (rural) Suburb (outside a main city area) City (urban area)
Are you... (check as many as apply to you)
Deaf (Signing) Deaf (Oral) Deafened Hard of hearing Hearing
How old are you?
15-24 years 25-34 years 35-44 years 45-54 years 55-64 years 65 years and older
What is your gender?
Female Male Other
Single, never married Widowed, separated, divorced Married (including common-law, same-sex)
If married/common-law/same-sex, is your spouse/life partner...(check as many as apply) Deaf (Signing) Deaf (Oral) Deafened Hard of hearing Hearing
What is your language preference?
ASL LSQ English French Other (please specify)
What is your ethnic origin? (check as many as apply)
Canadian English French Scottish Irish Aboriginal European American (USA) South / Central American Chinese Japanese Other Asian African Middle Eastern Other (please specify)
Are you Deaf-blind or Deaf-plus?
Deaf-blind No Yes
Deaf-plus No Yes
If Deaf-plus, what is your other disability? (check as many as apply)
Mobility Psychological / mental health Neuro-muscular (e.g., cystic fibrosis, multiple sclerosis) Other (please specify)
Are you currently attending school?
No (please go to question #17) Yes
If currently attending school, what type of educational institution are you attending? High School Trade school, college, CEGEP,or other non-university institution University
Are you enrolled as...?
Part-time student Full-time student
If not currently attending school, what is the highest level of schooling you have completed? I did not go to school I did not finish grade school I finished grade school I went to college but did not finish my program I went to college and received my diploma I went to university but did not finish my program I have a Bachelor degree I have a Graduate degree
Were you working last week at a job or a business?
Yes - not self-employed Yes - self-employed No (please go to question #20)
If YES, were you working full-time or part-time?
If not working, what was your main activity last week?
Looking for work Going to school Keeping house Caring for other family members including young children Retired Doing volunteer work Other (please specify)
Some people have encountered barriers that have discouraged them from looking for work. Do any of these situations apply to you? (check as many as apply to you)
You would lose some or all of your current income if you went to work You would lose some or all of your supports such as your drug plan or housing if you went to work Your family or friends have discouraged you from working Information about jobs is not accessible to you You worry about being isolated by other workers on the job You have experienced discrimination in the past You feel that your training or experience does not match the current job market There are few jobs available in your local area You experienced accessibility issues when applying for work None of these situations apply to you
Have you been a victim of bullying?
Have you been a victim of crime such as an assault or robbery?
Do you use social media?
What is your total personal income, before taxes?
Under $15,000 $15,000 to $29,999 $30,000 to $49,999 $50,000 and over