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  • News Archive | Barrier Free Manitoba
    with Disabilities Act AODA Other Resources Links Endorsers Effective Implementation Strong Legislation You Can Help Make Manitoba Barrier Free Spread the Word Endorse the Call Subscribe Follow Us on Twitter Join Us on Facebook To increase decrease the font PC ctrl ctrl MAC command command UN Convention Now Available as Word Cloud Poster Nov 12 2011 In preparation for the December 3 International Day Barrier Free Manitoba has created a

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    Disabilities Disabilities Discrimination Acts The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act AODA Other Resources Links Endorsers Effective Implementation Strong Legislation You Can Help Make Manitoba Barrier Free Spread the Word Endorse the Call Subscribe Follow Us on Twitter Join Us on Facebook To increase decrease the font PC ctrl ctrl MAC command command Pre Launch of Social Media Sites Nov 03 2011 Gearing up for an expected December launch of

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  • News Archive | Barrier Free Manitoba
    Disabilities Discrimination Acts The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act AODA Other Resources Links Endorsers Effective Implementation Strong Legislation You Can Help Make Manitoba Barrier Free Spread the Word Endorse the Call Subscribe Follow Us on Twitter Join Us on Facebook To increase decrease the font PC ctrl ctrl MAC command command Tribute to Reg Alcock Oct 16 2011 Barrier Free Manitoba regrets the sudden passing of Reg Alcock who

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    Links Endorsers Effective Implementation Strong Legislation You Can Help Make Manitoba Barrier Free Spread the Word Endorse the Call Subscribe Follow Us on Twitter Join Us on Facebook To increase decrease the font PC ctrl ctrl MAC command command Council Members Appointed Oct 11 2011 As part of two recent Orders in Council the Minister of Labour and Immigration also responsible for Persons with Disabilities has appointed members to fill 11 of the possible 12 positions on the newly established Accessibiity Advisory Council The appointments have also included the naming of a Chair and Vice chair The membership appointments are as follows Jim Derksen Chair Yvonne Peters Vice chair Diane Scribe Niiganii Judy Redmond Doug Momotiuk Lanny McInnes Chris Summerville Diane Driedger Jim Baker Scott Jocelyn Eileen Clarke Each of the members has been appointed for a three year terrm to continue until s he is reappointed the appointment is revoked or or a sucessor is appointed The Advisory Council has a legislated responsibility to make its initial recommendations to the Minister on accessibility legislation by no later than June 14 2012 The government will be responsible for making the recommendations public inviting public comment and thereafter responding and we

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  • News Archive | Barrier Free Manitoba
    is now No one in this room wants to see another report put on the shelf We are at the bridge let s cross over and get this thing done Ms Terry McIntosh Private Citizen Attitudes are by far the most powerful barrier that exists for vulnerable adults Attitudes of inequality and disrespect breed the creation and sustaining of all other barriers When people are perceived as less valuable it results in exclusion and isolation An attitude of inequality results in people being relegated to back doors in order to enter a building it results in people not being considered for employment resulting in poverty having a poor quality of education resulting in fewer skills and a weak voice living in unsafe and inaccessible homes resulting in harm Attitudes of inequality result in people being denied access to services including medical treatment transportation and even something as simple as recreational activities We even see people being denied access to live in the community of their choosing because of attitudes which focus on differences breeding fear and intolerance Continuing on the current path of striving for accessibility ramp by ramp rather than through systemic reform exhausts the resources of persons with disabilities and eats away at the stamina that would be better used to be active contributing members of the community We need an avenue for people to have their rights realized that does not require each person to take up their own battle one issue at a time We need the Province to set and enforce basic standards of accessibility which eliminate barriers and stop the creation of new ones Abilities Manitoba sees a need for timelines and target dates in any accessibility legislation We believe this will not only send a message of commitment to people with disabilities but will also provide for accountability on the part of those who need to eliminate barriers and prevent the creation of new ones We have laws that assure everyone has rights and yet every day these rights are violated Bill 47 is a step forward for the Province of Manitoba to take a leadership role in stating the expectation of respect and equality for all citizens of Manitoba Setting a tone of acceptance belonging and the expectation of accessibility will impact the attitudes that currently create and sustain the presence of barriers Our society needs to provide ways for people to access their communities so that they can be contributors not just consumers Doing the right thing begins with an attitude of respect and a perspective of equality followed up with action that provides for meaningful change Ms Jeannette DeLong Abilities Manitoba While we commend the government for bringing forth Bill 47 and restate our support for it we would like to end our presentation with the reminder that this has been a topic of discussion at policy tables for more than a decade now The length of time that this drive for comprehensive legislation and policies has taken is sometimes

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  • News Archive | Barrier Free Manitoba
    Other Resources Links Endorsers Effective Implementation Strong Legislation You Can Help Make Manitoba Barrier Free Spread the Word Endorse the Call Subscribe Follow Us on Twitter Join Us on Facebook To increase decrease the font PC ctrl ctrl MAC command command Special Focus on Seniors Mar 13 2011 Did you know that in 2006 over 71 000 Manitoba seniors aged 65 living in the community had a disability And that

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  • News Archive | Barrier Free Manitoba
    Case for Rights Legislation The UN Convention In Brief Excerpts from the Convention Feature Issue Feature Issue Archive News Archive Disability Related Videos Links to Resource Materials Barrier Free Manitoba Materials Accessibility Legislation Models The Americans with Disabilities Act ADA The Disability Discrimination Act DDA The Disabilities Disabilities Discrimination Acts The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act AODA Other Resources Links Endorsers Effective Implementation Strong Legislation You Can Help Make Manitoba Barrier Free Spread the Word Endorse the Call Subscribe Follow Us on Twitter Join Us on Facebook To increase decrease the font PC ctrl ctrl MAC command command Manitobans with Disabilities Rank Frequency of Barriers Mar 04 2011 Six hundred persons affected by disabilities participated in Barrier Free Manitoba s survey on the barriers they face The survey asked about their experience with 16 different types of barriers in Manitoba The five barriers more frequently reported relate to attitudes finances buildings employment and transportation More than two thirds of the respondents reported that they faced attitudinal barriers on a daily basis More than 40 reported facing the other four barriers Indeed all but two of the 16 barriers were reported faced by more than one third of respondents The

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    Disabilities Discrimination Acts The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act AODA Other Resources Links Endorsers Effective Implementation Strong Legislation You Can Help Make Manitoba Barrier Free Spread the Word Endorse the Call Subscribe Follow Us on Twitter Join Us on Facebook To increase decrease the font PC ctrl ctrl MAC command command The Final Four Month Count Down Has Begun Feb 25 2011 We all know that politicians should do

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