Manitoba Accessibility Fund (MAF)

The Manitoba government is proud to announce the launch of the new Manitoba Accessibility Fund.

This accessibility grants program will be designed in the coming months, following research and consultations with key stakeholders. Information relating to selection criteria, the intake process, and more will be announced in subsequent months.

Stay tuned for further details, including by subscribing to Accessibility News

View the Manitoba government News Release:

Manitoba Accessibility Office


On December 3, International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the Honourable Heather Stefanson, Minister of Families and Minister Responsible for Accessibility announced a name change for the Disabilities Issues Office.  To better reflect the focus of its work, in future, the office will be known as the Manitoba Accessibility Office.

    • Vision:  A fully accessible and inclusive Manitoba where all abilities are valued, diversity and independence are celebrated, barriers are removed, and human rights are protected.
    • Mission:  To achieve greater access and inclusion in Manitoba by promoting accessibility law and practices through education, awareness and collaboration with communities, organizations and business.

    Manitoba Government Accessibility Plan and Policies

    The Manitoba Government Accessibility Plan (MGAP) (PDF) is our two-year plan for improving accessibility in departments across government. Departments, units and other entities within government may have additional policies and practices to ensure access to their particular services. For information about additional policies and practices, contact the department directly. Contact information can be found through the government contact page at

    Congratulations to the Manitoba Accessibility Award Winners

    Banner for Manitoba Accessibility Awards

    • Large business – Winnipeg Airports Authority, Winnipeg;
    • Small business – Red Apple, Stonewall;
    • Urban non-profit organization – Gateway Church, Winnipeg;
    • Rural non-profit – Woodlands Pioneer Museum, Woodlands;
    • Large municipality – City of Selkirk; and
    • Small municipality – Rural Municipality of Victoria Beach.

    "The 2020 Manitoba Accessibility Awards recognize leaders in our communities who have shown their commitment to inclusion and equity for Manitobans with disabilities." 

    • Families Minister Heather Stefanson, minister responsible for accessibility, announced the awards.

    Learn more and stay tuned for videos from award winners

    Accessibility During COVID-19

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

    Novel Coronavirus COVID-19

    Learn more about accessible service, keeping employees safe, the impact of COVID-19 on people with disabilities, as well as tips, tools, & resources.


    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

    DEAM Webinar Resources - Now Available Online!

    Poster - International Day of Persons with Disabilities

    Missed the DEAM 2020 Webinar? Want to access the PowerPoint, video and other materials?

    All DEAM resources are now available to download and share

    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

    Manitoba Access Awareness Week