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  • What's New | Barrier Free Manitoba
    To increase decrease the font PC ctrl ctrl MAC command command Canada s First Deaf Hoop Dancer Returns to the Peg for BFM Pre Meeting Reception Oct 25 2013 Burton Bird Canada s first Deaf Hoop Dancer has agreed to share his gift of dance at the reception being hosted by Barrier Free Manitoba on October 29 at the Legislative Building Rotunda Those who attended the splendid ART BODY event earlier this month have already had the great pleasure of Burton s hoop dancing We are so pleased that he will help us celebrate making disability rights history in Manitoba Of course Burton has already made history From northern Saskatchewan Burton is a member of the Montreal Lake Cree Nation Burton lived on the Montreal Lake Reserve and attended public school there until he was a sophomore in high school When he was 17 years old he went to Saskatoon for a hearing evaluation and saw Deaf students using ASL for the first time He decided that he wanted to learn ASL He then began attending the school for the deaf half a day and an Aboriginal school for the other half of the day Burton made many new friends

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  • What's New | Barrier Free Manitoba
    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 Global Words of Encouragement to Manitobans No 25 Oct 24 2013 We work closely with organisations in Ontario to promote website accessibility and have witnessed first

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  • What's New | Barrier Free Manitoba
    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 Minister Opposition Critic and Gerrard to Speak at BFM s Pre Meeting Reception Oct 23 2013 Making History in Manitoba on October 29 Minister Opposition Critic and Gerrard to Speak at BFM s Pre Meeting Reception We are very pleased that Minister Jennifer Howard PC Critic Leanne Rowat and Liberal Jon Gerrard have accepted Barrier Free Manitoba s invitation to offer brief words at the Pre Meeting Reception The other fast breaking news is that we have moved the reception from the Legislative Cafeteria to the Rotunda on the second floor This will accommodate more people and will facilitate transit to the room 255 where the Standing Committee meeting will take place We are still finalizing the programme for the reception with

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  • What's New | Barrier Free Manitoba
    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 Global Words of Encouragement to Manitobans No 24 Oct 23 2013 As the current CEO of Easter Seals Newfoundland and Labrador and past member of the Council of Canadians with Disabilities CCD I am expressing my support for adoption of legislation as proposed by Barrier Free Manitoba By eliminating societal and environmental barriers to persons with disabilities we increase accessibility for individuals to fully participate in society as they have a right to Through initiatives such as legislation that supports the implementation of the UN Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities we can achieve a fully inclusive Canada Manitoba has traditionally been a leader in disability supports and accommodation We hope that this

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  • What's New | Barrier Free Manitoba
    text of a message we sent out today to organizations and individuals who endorsed the call for strong and effective accessibility rights legislation and those who subscribe to our email update service After years of tremendous effort it s all coming down to one meeting on October 29th and the five short weeks that will follow Those who have tracked the exploits of Barrier Free Manitoba will know that we began our spirited campaign by meeting with MLA Jennifer Howard in September 2008 We had the outlandish idea that the foundations for a better future could be forged within three years The truth is that it s actually taken 5 years MLA Jennifer Howard is now the Honourable Jennifer Howard Minister of Finance and the Minister Responsible for Persons with Disabilities Accessibility rights legislation that fundamentally shifts the burden for identifying preventing and removing barriers from the people who face them to those who have created and now perpetuate them was tabled in April 2013 It will soon become the law in our fair province If strong and effective this legislation may be the most important advance in disability rights in Manitoba since the 1982 Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms But it s not over quite yet Bill 26 as currently written is a giant step forward but it still needs to be strengthened before it goes to Third Reading in early December So on October 29 we are asking endorsers and supporters to join us at the Legislative Building to Celebrate the prospect of game changing legislation that promises to make Manitoba a true leader in promoting and protecting the human rights of the 200 000 of our citizens with disabilities Support the last and final push to strengthen the bill before it becomes the law We certainly

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  • What's New | Barrier Free Manitoba
    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 Global Words of Encouragement to Manitobans No 23 Oct 22 2013 We the Nova Scotia Disability Strategy Partnership encourage the Manitoba Accessibility Advisory Council and the government of Manitoba to move forward boldly to create accessibility rights legislation that will ensure leading edge implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities We support the key foundational elements for this legislation as outlined by Barrier Free Manitoba We look forward to drawing upon the experience of the province of Manitoba as we engage our provincial government in the creation of disability rights legislation in Nova Scotia Gail Bruhm Halifax Nova Scotia

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  • What's New | Barrier Free Manitoba
    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 Global Words of Encouragement to Manitobans No 22 Oct 21 2013 I cannot stress enough how important your legislative work is The truth that 1 out of 3 people will become disabled between the ages of 18 and 65 is something most do not understand until it happens to them Barriers to participation in life are a terrible waste of a country s most valuable resource its people Make sure that the legislation you develop is strong and effective Draft legislation that includes ongoing input from the disability community so that developed standards work as intended instead of window dressing Include hard and fast

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  • What's New | Barrier Free Manitoba
    important events and help make it so Here s the backround on this years Day from the UN s enable website International Day of Persons with Disabilities 3 December 2013 Theme Break barriers open doors for an inclusive society for all More than 1 billion people or 15 of the world population are living with disabilities the world s largest and most disadvantaged group most of which are in developing countries Around the world persons with disabilities face physical social economic and attitudinal barriers that exclude them from participating fully and effectively as equal members of society They are disproportionately represented among the world s poorest and lack equal access to basic resources such as education employment healthcare and social and legal support systems as well as have a higher rate of mortality In spite of this situation disability has remained largely invisible in the mainstream development agenda and its processes Earlier the international disability movement achieved an extraordinary advance in 2006 with the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities The Convention follows decades of work by the United Nations to change attitudes and approaches to disability that would ensure the full equality and participaton of persons with disabilities in society The Convention is intended as a human rights instrument with an explicit development dimension However to realize equality and participation for persons with disabilities they must be included in all development processes and now more importantly in the new emerging post 2015 development framework The UN General Assembly emphasizes that the genuine achievement of the Millennium Development Goals MDGs and other internationally agreed development goals requires the inclusion and integration of the rights and well being as well as the perspective of persons with disabilities in development efforts at national regional and international levels Toward this end in 2011 the Assembly decided to convene a one day high level meeting on disability and development HLMDD at the level of Heads of State and Government under the theme The way forward a disability inclusive development agenda towards 2015 and beyond The HLMDD will present a historical opportunity to mainstream disability in the global agenda towards a post 2015 development framework that would translate the international commitment for a disability inclusive society into concrete action and real changes on the ground in the lives of persons with disabilities The timing of the HLMDD to be held on 23 September 2013 is strategic taking place five years after the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities entered into force two years after release of the World Report on Disability and two years away from 2015 the target date for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals MDGs and thereafter the commencement of the post 2015 agenda and new development priorities This outcome of the HLMDD will take shape in a concise action oriented outcome document that will provide policy guidance and help strengthen global efforts to ensure accessibility for and inclusion of persons with disabilities

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