Manitoba Disability Community

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The Manitoba government is committed to an open, transparent and collaborative relationship with the disability community as we work to improve our programs and services and clarify roles and responsibilities between sectors. Manitobans are invited to provide feedback on open engagements available on this site and to view reports and information from recent public engagements.

New - Province Passes Legislation to Ensure Income Supports Better Meet Needs of People with Severe and Prolonged Disabilities

This information is available in an alternate format upon request. Please contact disabilitysupport@gov.mb.ca.

Two people on the Esplanade Riel Footbridge


The Manitoba government is committed to an open, transparent and collaborative relationship with the disability community as we work to improve our programs and services and clarify roles and responsibilities between sectors. Manitobans are invited to provide feedback on open engagements available on this site and to view reports and information from recent public engagements.

New - Province Passes Legislation to Ensure Income Supports Better Meet Needs of People with Severe and Prolonged Disabilities

This information is available in an alternate format upon request. Please contact disabilitysupport@gov.mb.ca.

  • Income Support Program for Persons with Severe and Prolonged Disabilities

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    On April 26, 2021 the Manitoba government introduced legislation that will create a new income support program for individuals living with severe and prolonged disabilities. This program would be separate and apart from the Employment and Income Assistance (EIA) Program and will include disability support payments and shelter assistance tailored to the unique and specific needs of persons with severe and prolonged disabilities.

    The Department of Families began engaging with Manitobans in November 2019, and completed a second phase of engagement in February 2021. All public feedback will be used to form the next steps in the development of the new income support program.

    We thank everyone that provided feedback on this topic. Results of this engagement are available at:
    Phase 1 - What We Heard Report
    Phase 2 - What We Heard Report

  • Income Support Program for Persons with Severe and Prolonged Disabilities

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    by Lindsay.Dandeneau,

    On April 26, 2021 the Manitoba government announced that it is introducing legislation that would create a new income support program for individuals living with severe and prolonged disabilities. This program would be separate and apart from the Employment and Income Assistance (EIA) Program and would include disability support payments and shelter assistance tailored to the unique and specific needs of persons with severe and prolonged disabilities.

    The Department of Families began engaging with Manitobans in November 2019, and completed a second phase of engagement in February 2021. All public feedback will be used to form the next steps in the development of the new income support program.

    We thank everyone that provided feedback on this topic. Results of the first phase of public engagement that took place between November 2019 and January 2020 are available in a What We Heard Report. A summary of public input gathered in February 2021 will be posted once completed.

  • Manitoba Government Accessibility Plan 2021 and 2022

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    by Lindsay.Dandeneau,

    The Accessibility for Manitobans Act (AMA) enacted in December 2013, calls on the Manitoba government and all other public sector organizations to create and update an accessibility plan every two years that describes the measures the organization will take to identify, prevent and remove barriers that disable people.

    Organizations and individuals with expertise in accessibility and experience with disability were invited to provide input to Manitoba Government Accessibility Plan for 2021 and 2022 through an online survey. We thank everyone that provided feedback on how we can continue to advance accessibility in Manitoba. A What We Heard Report summarizing the input received can be viewed here.

  • Waitlist Transparency for Disability Services

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    by Lindsay.Dandeneau,

    The Manitoba government is developing a process to track and publicly report wait time information for programs serving people with disabilities and their families. We are seeking input from the disability community to determine which disability services should be a priority for wait time reporting, and how often wait time information should be updated.

    In September 2020, we conducted a short survey to determine preferences before launching this engagement. A What We Heard Report summarizing the input received can be viewed here(External link).

  • COVID-19 Gradual Re-opening of Day Services

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    by Lindsay.Dandeneau,

    The COVID-19 pandemic in Manitoba and around the world has led to fundamental changes to nearly all aspects of life, including the delivery of critical services to vulnerable individuals in our communities.

    As the province continues the process of gradually restoring its social and economic activity we need to consider the planning required for day services to slowly reopen, based on the guidance and directives from public health. An opportunity for Service Providers to provide feedback on the gradual re-opening of day services was open from June 18 - June 26, 2020.