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Survey on Savings for Persons with Disabilities (SSPD)

RDC News: June 2022

Researcher congrats and kudos, Saturday hours for June, and a new data set profile.

May 26, 2022

If you missed the RDC Showcase...

Thank you to all who attended and presented at the RDC Showcase on Wednesday May 18th. If you were unable to join us but are interested in seeing some of the presentations, they are posted on our website HERE


Saturday Hours - On Demand

Offered dates for Saturday hours this month are:

  • Saturday, June 18th - 12pm to 4pm


Congrats & Kudos

Congratulations to 2 recent student award winners!

Gum Ryeong Park, for an award at the Annual Canadian Population Society Student Paper Competition. 

  • Title: How do housing assets and income relate to mortality? A population-based cohort study of older adults in Canada
  • Data used: 2011 Canadian Census Health and Environment Cohort (2011 CanCHEC)
  • Date: May 12, 2022

Max Stick, for being awarded Best Student Paper by the Canadian Sociological Association, Sociology of Migration Cluster.

  • Title: Gendered Perspectives of Financial Control: Source-Country Gender Inequality and Financial Decisions of Immigrant Couples 
  • Data used: 2011 and 2017 General Social Survey
  • Date: May 19, 2022 (presentation at CSA)


New data sets at the RDC: 

Survey on Savings for Persons with Disabilities (SSPD

The purpose of the Survey on Savings for Persons with Disabilities is to gather information about the knowledge and behaviours of Canadians with disabilities and their caregivers with regard to savings.

To understand why more eligible residents in Canada do not have a Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP), Employment and Social Development Canada asked Statistics Canada to conduct the Survey on Savings for Persons with Disabilities. Its goal was to collect data from residents in Canada who were eligible for an RDSP but did not open one.These respondents included both persons with disabilities and family members or others who care for persons with disabilities.

Further details can found at: 

If you would like more information on how to submit a proposal for access to this data see  For more information about the RDC program please contact your local RDC analyst.