Progress on Accessibility Standard in Employment

The Government of Manitoba is pleased to make its Proposed Accessible Employment Standard Regulation available for public comment as of November 1, 2017. (PDF) (Word)

In acknowledgement of the holiday period in December, the deadline for your feedback is extended beyond the 60-day period required by The Accessibility for Manitobans Act to Friday, January 12, 2018.  Please forward all electronic comments, submissions and briefs to access@gov.mb.ca.

Please contact the Disabilities Issues Office for further information or to request related disability accommodations and alternate formats.


Reminder to Public Sector Organizations:

The deadline for compliance with the Accessibility Standard for Customer Service for public sector organizations, is November 1, 2017.  Regional Health Authorities, crown corporations, post-secondary institutions, school divisions and Manitoba’s ten largest municipalities should have their policies and practices posted and available to the public.


Newly Released Documents

The Manitoba Government is pleased to share the following documents released on July 13th 2017 by Honourable Scott Fielding, Minister of Families, responsible for the AMA:


Improving accessibility is the right thing to do. It is also the smart thing to do, and it’s the law in Manitoba.

Nearly one in six Manitobans is disabled by barriers where they work, live and play. Barriers to accessibility come at an enormous cost – to persons with disabilities, to their family and friends, to their communities, and also to business. By learning how to eliminate barriers, everyone benefits.

Manitoba is committed to becoming an inclusive society. The Accessibility for Manitobans Act (AMA) outlines a clear and proactive process to identify, remove and prevent barriers in key areas of daily living.

Manitoba public sector organizations are taking the lead by developing Accessibility Plans.

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