As the five accessibility standards are introduced, there will be new requirements and deadlines for affected organizations to remove barriers. 

The Accessibility Standard in Customer Service is the only accessibility standard that has been enacted.   Learn more about the Accessibility Standard in Customer Service

Compliance deadlines are:

  • November 1, 2016 for the Government of Manitoba
  • November 1, 2017 for public sector organizations*
  • November 1, 2018 for non-profit and private sector organizations with at least one employee

Accessibility Plans are an additional requirement set out by the AMA.  The aim is for public sector organizations* to provide leadership in identifying and addressing all types of accessibility barriers.  These plans must be updated every two years. Learn more about Accessibility Plans.

Compliance deadlines are:

  • December 31st, 2016 for larger public sector organizations**
  • December 31st, 2017 for smaller public sector organizations***

* The AMA applies the definition of public sector organizations used by Manitoba’s Financial Administration Act:"any board, commission, association, agency or similar body, whether incorporated or unincorporated, all the members of which, or all the members of the board of management, board of directors or governing board of which, are appointed by an Act of the Legislature or by the Lieutenant Governor in Council".

** Larger public sector organizations include the Manitoba government, universities and colleges, school divisions, Crown corporations, regional health authorities and Manitoba’s 10 largest municipalities: Brandon, Dauphin, Flin Flon, Morden, Portage la Prairie, Selkirk, Steinbach, Thompson, Winkler and Winnipeg.

***Smaller public sector organizations are all other municipalities and agencies, boards and commissions. 

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