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  • What's New | Barrier Free Manitoba
    life I looked closely at the Seven Sacred Teachings on line and I reflected on what they meant to me The following is an adaptation of the Seven Sacred Teachings based on my experience of what I live with on a daily basis I believe disability is personal and each persons experience is different I acknowledge that at times I feel like I can go no further yet some how I do Regardless I do my best to be in a positive relationship with my disability This is how I know I am an Ankylosing Spondylitis Survivor Truth It is important to me to find out exactly what my health issues are so that I can learn what to do about them I talk to people I trust and feel comfortable with and I do my own research to learn more Learning about my disability helps me to Find ways to deal with my health issues and pain Identify what my strengths are Identify what my limits are Improve my quality of life Be empowered Find the supports I need to help me cope Dispel myths when I share information about my disability with others Honesty Living with a disability is a constant learning experience Being completely honest with myself and others about my health has helped me to Find ways to deal with illness and pain before they get worse Express more clearly what I am feeling and experiencing Find the resources I need to help me cope with daily challenges pain and illness Take responsibility for my disability To set priorities in my life especially those that include the most important people in my life Humility Accepting myself just the way I am helps others to accept me just the way I am I recognize that am not more special than anyone else because I live with a disability and may do some things differently than others I recognize and respect my limits so that I do not overtire myself and make myself sick I take time to think of the priorities in my life and what I can do based on the energy I have I try to make the best decision based on staying healthy I let people know as soon as I can if I cannot follow through with a commitment because that is the unpredictable nature of my disability I accept the fact that not everyone may understand I believe everyone has skills and abilities we contribute to our homes families and communities I can rely on others to help me when I need it I can help others when I can I do what I can when I can to keep active Respect Having to live with a disability I am constantly learning new things about my life I respect and honor the new things I learn so that I can make them work in a positive way for me The more I learn and reach out in a positive way the more

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  • What's New | Barrier Free Manitoba
    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 The United Church in Meadowood Welcomes Barrier Free Manitoba Feb 17 2012 The Pastoral Care Team of the United Church in Meadowood invites you to join them as they welcome Barrier Free Manitoba to explore the role of faith communities in respect to accessibility for all within beyond their walls Themes to be explored include What are the implications of the push for provincial accessibility rights legislation for faith communities in Manitoba What can faith communities learn from similar legislative experiences in Ontario What is the moral and theological imperative of faith communities in respect to accessibility legislation Occurs Saturday February 25 2012 from 2 00 pm 4 30 pm All welcome Free will offering invited

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  • What's New | Barrier Free Manitoba
    hoping that our provincial government will adapt and extend from the progress that has been made in Ontario so as to meet its stated goal of becoming a true leader in promoting and protecting the human rights of persons with a disability Manitobans want and deserve legislation that both catches up and leapfrogs the fine work now in place in our neighbouring province Let s all hope that this is what the new Accessibility Advisory Council will be recommending in its June 14th 2012 report Here s the article that has sparked these comments Accessibility for Ontarians Legislation Impacts Businesses in BC HRVoice org February 13 2012 By Melissa Magder The province of Ontario has passed a series of laws intended to eliminate all barriers to persons with disabilities Such barriers include systemic barriers attitudinal barriers physical barriers and those to do with information technology and communication The objective is to make Ontario a fully accessible province for persons with disabilities with respect to goods services facilities accommodation employment building structures and premises by January 1 2025 Although the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act AODA is a provincial legislation many businesses outside of Ontario are also impacted and need to be aware of the requirements Specifically companies that are headquartered in another province but have offices or representation inside Ontario must also comply with the AODA If they do not they are subject to hefty penalties associated with this legislation The starting point is customer service By January 1 2012 all private sector Ontario businesses that provide goods or services to the public or to other third parties were legally required to comply with the Customer Service Standard This is the first of five standards to be passed under the AODA legislation The law requires all businesses and organizations

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  • What's New | Barrier Free Manitoba
    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 Listen to Major Addresses from 1st World Report on Disabilities Forum Jan 29 2012 Friday s 1st WHO World Bank World Report on Disability held in Toronto was a great success If you were able to join the global audience in person or via webcast then you might want to listen to the major addresses again If you were unable to be part of the event then you really missed something special We are pleased to provide links to audio files of the presentations made at the event by two of the key speakers Tom Shakespeare editor of the World Report on Disability http q audio net

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  • What's New | 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 The Toronto Launch of the 1st WHO World Bank Report on Disability Friday Jan 27 Jan 26 2012 The Toronto Launch of the 1st WHO World Bank World Report on Disability Friday January 27 2012 11 am to 1 pm Central Standard Time Live webcast http hosting epresence tv MUNK 1 live 200 aspx The World Report on Disability is the first of its kind providing guidance on implementing the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities CRPD and giving an extensive global picture of the situation of people with disabilities their unmet needs and the barriers they face to participating fully in their societies This panel will bring together the lead author of the report with key disability activists to discuss the report and its implications for Canada s domestic and global responsibilities towards people with disabilities Keynote address Dr Tom Shakespeare Dr Tom Shakespeare is the editor of the World

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  • What's New | Barrier Free Manitoba
    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 Honourable Jennifer Howard Retains Responsibility for Persons with Disabilities Jan 14 2012 As with changes of government a cabinet shuffle can often be disruptive and slow or even reverse headway that had been made on public policy reform So we are pleased that the cabinet Minister Responsible for Persons with Disabilities did not change with the major cabinet shuffle announced yesterday Friday January 13th An excerpt from the Order in Council soon to be posted on the Province of Manitoba web site reads The Honourable Jennifer Juliette Howard a Member of the Executive Council is appointed under the Great Seal of the Province of Manitoba to hold office during pleasure as Minister of Family Services and Labour and she continues to hold office during pleasure as Minister responsible for Persons with Disabilities as Minister responsible for the Status of Women and as Minister responsible for the administration of The Workers Compensation Act The major change for Minister Howard is that she has gained responsibility for the always

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  • What's New | Barrier Free Manitoba
    submissions have strongly supported the positon advanced by Barrier Free Manitoba since 2008 that the Human Rights Code cannot on its own effectively bring about wide scale barrier removal and equal access for persons with disabilities Rather what is needed is meaningful legislation with strong centralized regulatory and non regulatory coordination to ensure the necessary momentum for systemic change Following is an excerpt from the OHRC s October 30 2009 submission regarding the independent legislative review of the 2005 Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act AODA that was recently conducted Charles Beer The OHRC has a long history of engaging its broad mandate promoting and protecting the rights of persons with disabilities including providing advice to government dating back to 1998 on the development of successive pieces accessibility legislation as well as more recent submissions on standards being developed under the AODA From early on the OHRC has stressed that the Human Rights Code the Code while an appropriate and necessary legislative tool for protecting and promoting rights could not on its own effectively bring about wide scale barrier removal and equal access for persons with disabilities Rather as the OHRC commented during the government s consultation prior to introducing and subsequently retracting the initial Ontarians with Disabilities Act 1998 it would take meaningful legislation with strong centralized regulatory and non regulatory coordination including a one stop shopping approach for information and resources to ensure the necessary momentum for systemic change The OHRC called for the establishment of a responsible agency a consumer input mechanism and sectoral standing committees charged with developing and recommending accessibility standards procedures and compliance timelines with incremental progress goals for eventual adoption into regulation The OHRC also recommended that government ministries and funded agencies be required to examine barriers develop plans for barrier removal and

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  • What's New | Barrier Free Manitoba
    on Facebook To increase decrease the font PC ctrl ctrl MAC command command First Ever Barrier Free Manitoba Festive Season Poem Dec 21 2011 The happy holiday wishes extended in the DIO s message and the new content added to the Accessibility Advisory Council website moved us to compose our first ever barrier free festive season poem It is meant to be read to the rhythm of Twas the Night Before Christmas Twas five days before Christmas when all though the city Not an email was expected not even one bitty Seasons greetings had been sent to endorsers with flair With hopes that more business soon would be rare The Council had started their work on new leg Many unknowns however still kept us on edge But holidays were coming just a few sleeps to go Santa would be arriving with his presents in tow Then out of the blue came the DIO s new missive We gave a big sigh and read the wishes so festive Mixed with reportage from early December And responses to questions that few might remember Were members to represent their stakeholders alone Or the larger public interest in mission and tone The answers came back but were not to the point The interests so diverse that they may not be joint Now hoteliers now sellers now City and foodservers On leaguers on small towns on big system change levers To the barrier free province to the inclusive prize Promote rights Protect rights That s where true justice lies Commitments were made to be accountable and transparent With summaries of discussions on the website apparent This is a great step forward a tool to keep better track Of progress achieved and where efforts might still lack Promises to consult also were made loud and clear

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