Manitoba Accessibility Fund

About the Manitoba Accessibility Fund

On April 14, 2021, the Honourable Rochelle Squires, Minister of Families and Minister Responsible for Accessibility announced the establishment of the Manitoba Accessibility Fund (MAF). The fund and its grant program will assist municipalities, non-profit organizations and businesses in Manitoba by providing financial support for projects that remove barriers for people with disabilities, and promote accessibility across the province.

The fund is a one-time, $20 million contribution to the Winnipeg Foundation.  Beginning in 2022, the yearly return on investment will be used to provide grants of up to $50,000.  The Winnipeg Foundation will manage and invest the endowment fund, whereas Manitoba Families will administer the annual grants program.

 


MAF 2023-24 Intake

The application period for the Manitoba Accessibility Fund (MAF) for 2023 is now open and will close on Friday March 10, 2023.


To help your organization prepare a project application this intake for MAF, please review the following materials:


As part of the MAF application for 2023-24, all organizations must complete a MAF project budget form (an excel worksheet) and attach with their application submission. The budget form will be available in advance of the intake launch date to help with project planning.

MAF Intake 2023-24 Project Budget Form (EXCEL)




The next intake to apply for the MAF grant program will open on Monday January 30, 2023 and will close on Friday, March 10, 2023.

Webinars will occur via Zoom on the following dates and times:

  • Thursday, February 2nd, 2023 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 15, 2023 from 10:30 a.m. to noon
  • Monday, February 20, 2023 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 2, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (Session will be in French)

Please register for the webinar session(s) at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/manitoba-accessibility-fund-grant-program-2023-24-webinar-tickets-494014940987




Name: E-Quality Communication Centre of Excellence Inc. (ECCOE)

Project Type: ASL

Awarded: $33,550



Name: Accessible Sport Connection Manitoba

Project Type: Events

Awarded: $17,435



Name: Abilities Manitoba Inc.

Project Type: Other

Awarded: $44,650



Name: Manitoba Possible Services Inc.

Project Type: Training

Awarded: $39,400



Name: Squarely Social Inc.

Project Type: Training

Awarded: $25,000



Name: University College of the North

Project Type: Audit

Awarded: $50,000



Name: Access Changes Everything Inc.

Project Type: Other

Awarded: $48,750



Name: Shakespeare in the Ruins Incorporated

Project Type: Event

Awarded: $17,000



Name: Community Futures Network of Manitoba

Project Type: ASL

Awarded: $20,873



Name: Communication Access to Justice

Project Type: Other

Awarded: $15,000



Name : Hanover School Division

Project Type: Signs

Awarded: $30,341.78



Name: City of Winnipeg

Project Type: Other

Awarded: $50,000



Name: Victoria Lifeline

Project Type: Website

Awarded: $10,000



Name: The Good Will Social Club

Project Type: Website

Awarded: $20,000



Name: Border Land School Division

Project Type: Signs

Awarded: $6,500



Name: Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba

Project Type: Event

Awarded: $8,690



Name: Prairie Theater Exchange

Project Type: Event

Awarded: $20,000



Name: Canadian Centre for Child Protection

Project Type: Other

Awarded: $10,000



Name: Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities

Project Type: Training

Awarded: $49,490



Name: Winnipeg Trails Association

Project Type: Events

Awarded: $41,066.10



Name: Epiphany Lutheran Church Inc.

Project Type: Technology

Awarded: $2,000



Name: St. James Assiniboia School Division

Project Type: Signs

Awarded: $11,466.24



Name: Healthy Muslim Families

Project Type: Other

Awarded: $20,000



Name: Marymound Inc

Project Type: Website

Awarded: $30,000



Name: S.P.L.A.S.H. Child Care Inc.

Project Type: Audit

Awarded: $34,479.39



Name: New Media Manitoba Inc.

Project Type: Training

Awarded: $46,000



Name: Deaf Centre Manitoba Inc.

Project Type: ASL

Awarded: $20,000



Name: Manoverboard Inc.

Project Type: Other

Awarded: $25,000



Name: Bibliothèque Régionale Jolys Regional Library

Project Type: Technology

Awarded: $7,600



Name: Manitoba Choral Association

Project Type: Training

Awarded: $2,000