International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD)

Poster - International Day of Persons with Disabilities

International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) is celebrated annually on December 3rd, when Manitoba joins people across the world in promoting the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities.

Join the Disabilities Issues Office for a FREE webinar on Thursday, December 3, from 2 to 3:30pm CDT.

More information about IDPD & webinar registration

Accessiblity During COVID-19

COVID-19 can present new barriers, especially for people with disabilities.

Novel Coronavirus COVID-19

Celebrating the Manitoba Accessibility Awards

Banner for Manitoba Accessibility Awards

Do you know a Manitoba business or organization that has removed barriers for people with disabilities?

Show your appreciation by nominating a deserving business or organization for a Manitoba Accessibility Award (MBAA).

Deadline for nominations is September 30, 2020

More information about the MBAA & toolkit download

MAAW Webinar Resources – Now Available Online!

Couldn't attend our Accessibility in the Workplace During COVID-19 webinar? Want access to the PowerPoint, video, and other materials?

All MAAW resources are now available to download and share

If you have any questions or feedback about MAAW, including the webinar or any of the information presented, please contact the Disabilities Issues Office at 204-945-7613 or 1-800-282-8069 (Ext. 7613). 

Manitoba Access Awareness Week

Introducing Manitoba’s Accessibility Standard for Employment

Enacted on May 1, 2019, Manitoba’s Accessibility Standard for Employment is the second standard under The Accessibility for Manitobans Act.  Its purpose is to remove and prevent barriers that affect current and potential members of Manitoba’s labour force.

Safety comes first!  All employers are required to create workplace emergency response information to help employees with disabilities stay safe during emergencies by May 1, 2020.

Learn more about the new Accessibility Standard for Employment and what it means for you.


Accessible Customer Service Tools and Training

The Accessibility Standard for Customer Service came into effect for businesses, non-profits and smaller municipalities Nov. 1, 2018.

To meet the requirements of the standard and to create great customer service, the Manitoba Government is pleased to provide user-friendly tools. These include an updated Employers Handbook, a Sample Accessible Customer Service Policy and Checklist, as well as the following training opportunities.  

New online training meets the requirement for organizations that must comply with the Accessibility Standard for Customer Service