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Canadian Statistics on Vision Impairment

Based on an extrapolation of the 1991 census by Statistics Canada, the Status of Disabled Persons Secretariat and by Communications Services and Consulting of Toronto, there are 666,500 blind and low-vision Canadians and 2.17 million print-restricted Canadians. The provincial breakdown of this population demographic is as follows:

Province Blind/Low-Vision Print-Restricted Total
Newfoundland 9,500 29,000 38,500
PEI 3,300 11,200 14,500
Nova Scotia 26,900 111,300 138,200
New Brunswick 21,800 63,700 85,500
Quebec 144,100 432,200 563,300
Ontario 264,500 873,800 1,138,300
Manitoba 34,300 99,600 133,900
Saskachewan 29,700 81,600 111,300
Alberta 57,000 189,800 246,800
British Columbia 74,400 275,000 349,400
NWT 1,000 3,800 4,800
Total 666,500 2,171,000 2,837,500

 

 

 


 

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