Standing Committee on Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities: Judi Longfield (Chair), Eugène Bellemare (Vice-Chair), Monte Solberg (Vice-Chair), Peter Adams, Libby Davies, Norman Doyle, John Finlay, Peter Goldring, Jim Gouk, Monique Guay, Tony Ianno, Ovid Jackson, Gurbax Malhi, Larry McCormick, Raymond Simard, Larry Spencer, Diane St-Jacques, Suzanne Tremblay, Danielle Belisle (Clerk)
Subcommittee on the Status of Persons with Disabilities: Carolyn Bennett (Chair), Mauril Bélanger, Madeline Dalphond-Gurial, Norman Doyle, Reed Elley, Wendy Lill, Nancy Karetak-Lindell, Anita Neville, Tony Tirabassi, Mike MacPherson (Clerk), Rémi Bourgault (Clerk)
Relevant Report(s) Produced:
The Listening to Canadians initiative used the first online consultation in Canadian history to learn about the experiences of people with disabilities when applying to and receiving the Canada Pension Plan Disability benefit (CPP-D). The results of the consultation revealed, among other things, that the lack of coordination between CPP-D and other disability income supports—especially private insurance—created problems for recipients.
The Standing Committee on Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities, and the Subcommittee on the Status of Persons with Disabilities released their report, Listening to Canadians: A First View of the Future of the Canada Pension Plan Disability Program, containing 53 formal recommendations to the Canadian government. Of these, six pertain directly to improving the coordination of disability income supports.