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Manitoba Disabilities Issues Office

United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Thumbnail - International Human Rights Day December10th 2015 poster

Please join the Disabilities Issues Office (DIO) in partnership with the Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities (MLPD) in celebrating the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities:

Forum 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Documentary Lives Worth Living 11:30 a.m. – Noon

Main Floor, Royal A, B and C
Viscount Gort Hotel
Winnipeg MB

We are thrilled to welcome Ms. Judith Heumann, Special Advisor for International Disability Rights, U.S. Department of State, whose presentation will examine lessons learned for Manitoba from the 25th Anniversary of The Americans with Disabilities Act

We are very pleased to extend our 2015 celebration to a second public event:  Ms. Heumann will be speaking about the History of the Disability Rights Movement at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR), where her own early activism is featured in a fourth floor museum display.  The presentation  will take place on International Human Rights Day, December 10, 2015 at Noon in the Garden of Contemplation, CMHR, 85 Israel Asper Way. 

The CMHR will offer free entrance and be joined by the Manitoba Human Rights Commission as our co-hosts.  Special thanks go to the US Embassy, which generously sponsored the December 9th and 10th events.

December 9th Poster (Word Version) (PDF Version)
December 10th Poster (Word Version) (PDF Version)
Letter of Invitation (Word Version) (PDF Version)

Accessibility Standard for Customer Service comes into effect November 1, 2015.

Effective November 1, 2015, the Manitoba government is introducing the first of five standards under The Accessibility for Manitobans Act:  The Customer Service Accessibility Standard requires all of Manitoba’s public, private and non-profit organizations with one or more employees to establish and implement measures, policies and practices to remove barriers to customer service.

Customer Service Accessibility Standard  (PDF version) (Word version)

Learn more about the Customer Service Accessibility Standard

About the Disabilities Issues Office (DIO)

Our vision is a fully accessible Manitoba, where all abilities are valued, diversity and independence are celebrated, barriers are removed and human rights are protected.

Mission:  The DIO was established to support the Province of Manitoba in promoting the participation of persons with disabilities as full citizens in all aspects of society within the framework of public policy and programs of the provincial government.

The DIO:

  • supports the Minister responsible for Persons with Disabilities in ensuring the development of disability inclusive policies and programs

  • supports accessibility legislation in Manitoba, serving as the Secretariat to the Accessibility Advisory Council and promoting accessibility legislation throughout Manitoba

  • identifies and helps address issues to enhance government initiatives affecting persons with disabilities

  • promotes positive attitudes about disability to help make Manitoba a more inclusive society for persons with disabilities

  • supports communication between the disability community and government through regular consultation

  • focuses on long term policy change.

The DIO is guided in its work by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.


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