Manitoba Accessibility Office

 

Customer Service Standard Regulation Public Consultation & Review

Share your thoughts this spring!

The Accessibility Advisory Council wants to hear from Manitobans about their experiences with the Customer Service Standard Regulation, the first accessibility standard established under The Accessibility for Manitobans Act.

Do you face barriers to customer service? Does theAccessibility Standard for Customer Service affect you and your workplace, university, organization or business? We want to hear from you.

Join us for Live Webinars:

The Council will host two Zoom webinars where Manitobans are invited to share their perspectives, including via chat and phone. Both sessions will be held on Thursday, May 13, 2021.

Learn more about the Five-Year Review of the Accessibility Standard for Customer Service at Engage MB


Manitoba Access Awareness Week (MAAW)

Manitoba celebrates MAAW annually to raise awareness about accessibility issues that affect people with disabilities and many others.

You can take part in MAAW 2021 online. Learn more about the week’s events, including a free webinar, and how to get involved.

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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: https://news.gov.mb.ca/news/index.html?item=51111


Manitoba Government Accessibility Plan and Policies

The Manitoba Government Accessibility Plan (MGAP) (PDF) is the 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 www.gov.mb.ca/contact.


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Manitoba Accessibility Awards (MBAA)

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

Congratulations to the 2020 MBAA Winners!

  • 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.

All MBAA 2020 resources, including the webinar recording, PowerPoint, and transcript are now available online!

View more information about the Manitoba Accessibility Awards


Accessibility during COVID-19

Increasing numbers of Manitobans will receive COVID-19 vaccinations in the coming months.  Nevertheless, safety measures to reduce the impact of COVID-19, and the return to work can present new barriers, especially for people with disabilities.

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

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International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD)

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Join our celebration of International Day of Persons with Disabilities on December 3rd.

All IDPD 2020 resources, including the webinar recording and transcript are now available online.

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Disability Employment Awareness Month (DEAM)

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October is Disability Employment Awareness Month. This is an opportunity for Manitoba businesses, industry associations, community organizations, educational institutions, government bodies, and other groups to take proactive steps to increase employment success for Manitobans with disabilities.

All DEAM 2020 resources, including the webinar recording, PowerPoint, and transcript are now available online!

View more information on Disability Employment Awareness Month