Community Living disABILITY Services

Community Living disABILITY Services supports eligible adults with intellectual disabilities in Manitoba to live good and satisfying lives in their communities.

In Manitoba, people with intellectual disabilities have the right to make their own decisions. The Vulnerable Persons Living with a Mental Disability Act is the law that gives you these rights. Community Living disABILITY Services follows the law’s guiding principles when we work with you.

Community Living disABILITY Services wants to understand what is important to you, and aims to make sure that you:

  • have opportunities to talk about your goals, wishes, and dreams with our program and your support network
  • have the information you need about the services we offer
  • have the information you need about funding for services
  • make decisions about your own life, including what services you may want
  • have the right amount of support you need to be happy and healthy
  • can do things in the community that are important to you
  • stay connected with your family and friends, and other important relationships
  • meet new people in your community

Community Living disABILITY Services can work with you to develop a person-centred plan. This plan will talk about the things that are important to you and the goals you have for yourself. Community Living disABILITY Services can provide services that will support you to meet your goals. Your family, friends and the people you know in the community are also an important part of living a good life. They too can support you to meet your goals.

It is important for you to know that Community Living disABILITY Services is a voluntary program. Some people choose not to receive services from the program. Others may need more services to have a good quality of life. You can choose to close your file with Community Living disABILITY Services at any time if you feel that you do not need services.  You can also re-open your file at any time.

Learn more about Community Living disABILITY Services by following the links on the left.

Continue to the next page to read about whether you are eligible and how you can apply.