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Discrimination, ableism and racism hurt but inclusion can heal: Listening to the intersectional lived experiences of youth with disabilities (Phase 1: Youth with physical disabilities)


We would like to understand the diverse lived experiences of youth with physical or apparent disabilities and particularly how disability intersects with race, ethnicity and gender. We would like to hear your recommendations for solutions and address disability discrimination and ways that we can enhance the inclusion of young people with disabilities. 


Sally Lindsay, PhD

Call to action

Are you a youth or young adult with a physical or apparent disability?  

Consider participating in a study to share your experiences about disability discrimination and suggestions to enhance inclusion.

Who can participate

We are looking for:

  • Youth with a physical or apparent disability, aged 15-24 years old
  • Identify as belonging to a racial, ethnic and/or gender minority group
  • Able to read/write in English (or with the help of an interpreter, can be provided upon request)

Funding agency

SSHRC and Kimel Family Fund

What's involved

1-hour interview (via zoom or in-person)


Interested in participating

If you are interested in participating in this study or have additional questions, please contact Sally Lindsay at  or 416-425-6220 x 3654 with your interest, and we will get back to your shortly. Contacting us does not obligate you to participate in the study.

Learn more about this study