The authors of this report say their research shows that Canadians with disabilities have access to only a very small supply of financial literacy resources.
One of the main gaps the authors found was a lack of government support for financial literacy for people with disabilities. They found that while governments are good at providing lists of benefits, they need to do more to provide clear, accessible pathways so people can receive those benefits.
The authors also emphasize the importance of programs that not only provide financial literacy tools, but also give people with disabilities the opportunity to practise new skills until they have mastered them.
The authors used a number of methods to collect their data, including a literature review and interviews with both people with disabilities and their caregivers.