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Description

The purpose of the Adult Abuse Registry is to help protect vulnerable adults by allowing employers to screen potential employees and volunteers who want to work with vulnerable people.

Coverage

The Registry contains names of persons who have been found to have abused or neglected a vulnerable adult, defined under The Vulnerable Persons Living with a Mental Disability Act (VPA) as an adult living with a mental disability who is need of assistance to meet his or her basic needs with regard to personal care or management of his or her property and patients defined under The PPCA as an adult, other than a vulnerable person under The VPA, who is a resident or an in-patient in a hospital, personal care home or Selkirk Mental Health Centre or is receiving respite care in such a facility, receiving services in a geriatric day hospital that is managed by a hospital designated by regulation under The Health Services Insurance Act, or receiving services in an emergency department or urgent care centre of a hospital.

Eligibility

How is a name placed on the Registry?

There are 2 ways that a name may be listed on the Registry:

  • If a person has been found or pleaded guilty to an offence involving the abuse or neglect of a vulnerable adult, the person’s name must be placed on the Registry. As long as the person is likely to be in Manitoba, it does not matter where the offence took place.
  • If the Adult Abuse Registry Committee determines, using its own process, that a person has abused or neglected a vulnerable adult and that the person’s name should be placed on the Registry, the name must be placed on the Registry. The Committee receives cases to review for this purpose from government officials who are responsible for investigating suspected cases of abuse or neglect of vulnerable adults. 

Who has access to the information on the Registry?

Access to the Registry is restricted and all names and information are confidential. The general public does not have access to the Registry. Access to the Registry is allowed only to certain people, in specific circumstances. Information would be provided in the following situations:

  • A designated officer conducting a protection investigation may apply for access to the Registry without consent of the person;
  • A peace officer may apply for access to the Registry when the information is required for the peace officer to carry out his or her duties; and
  • An employer or other person may apply for access (with the person’s written consent) to check if a person is listed on the AAR.

Applying

Any person may apply for a check to determine if his or her name is listed on the Registry.

  • Apply Online

  • Apply By Mail: Download Application and Instructions

  • Apply in person: 1st floor - 777 Portage Avenue
    Winnipeg, MB R3G 0N3

    NOTE: please bring two pieces of identification

    Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm
    Our office is closed during all holidays

Fees

$15 per application

Contact

Adult Abuse Registry Unit
777 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg MB R3G 0N3
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Toll-free:1-855-844-8834
Telephone: 204-945-4934
TTY: 1-800-855-0511 (Manitoba Relay Service)
Fax: 204-948-3388
Email: aar@gov.mb.ca