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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 Power of the Disability Vote Brandon West Jan 27 2016 Focus on Key Constituencies The Brandon West constituency had the 3rd lowest margin of victory in the 2011 election As with each of the sixteen constituencies that Disabiity Matters Vote 2016 will be giving special attention in the lead up to the April 2016 election the estimated number of Manitobans with disabilities eligible to vote in the constituency is a lot larger than the number of swing votes that would have provided for a different result in 2011 And yes we still need lots of more volunteers So please sign up and make sure the DisabilityMatters in the coming election Just click here No 3 Brandon

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    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 Power of the Disability Vote Southdale Jan 26 2016 Focus on Key Constituencies The Southdale constituency tied Interlake with the 4th lowest margin of victory in the 2011 election As with each of the sixteen constituencies that Disabiity Matters Vote 2016 will be giving special attention in the lead up to the April 2016 election the estimated number of Manitobans with disabilities eligible to vote in the constituency is a lot larger than the number of swing votes that would have provided for a different result in 2011 And yes we still need lots of more volunteers So please sign up and make sure the DisabilityMatters in the coming election Just click here No 4

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    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 Power of the Disability Vote Interlake Jan 25 2016 Focus on Key Constituencies The Interlake constituency tied with another constituency see tomorrow with the 4th lowest margin of victory in the 2011 election As with each of the sixteen constituencies that Disabiity Matters Vote 2016 will be giving special attention in the lead up to the April 2016 election the estimated number of Manitobans with disabilities eligible to vote in the constituency is a lot larger than the number of swing votes that would have provided for a different result in 2011 And yes we still need lots of more volunteers So please sign up and make sure the DisabilityMatters in the coming election Just click here

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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 Power of the Disability Vote River East Jan 24 2016 Focus on Key Constituencies The River East constituency had the 6th lowest margin of victory in the 2011 election As with each of the sixteen constituencies that Disabiity Matters Vote 2016 will be giving special attention in the lead up to the April 2016 election the estimated number of Manitobans with disabilities eligible to vote in the constituency is a lot larger than the number of swing votes that would have provided for a different result in 2011 And yes we still need lots of more volunteers So please sign up and make sure the DisabilityMatters in the coming election Just click here No 6 River

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  • What's New | Barrier Free Manitoba
    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 Power of the Disability Vote Gimli Jan 23 2016 Focus on Key Constituencies The Gimli constituency had the 7th lowest margin of victory in the 2011 election As with each of the sixteen constituencies that Disabiity Matters Vote 2016 will be giving special attention in the lead up to the April 2016 election the estimated number of Manitobans with disabilities eligible to vote in the constituency is a lot larger than the number of swing votes that would have provided for a different result in 2011 And yes we still need lots of more volunteers So please sign up and make sure the DisabilityMatters in the coming election Just click here No 7 Gimli

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    request for their positions on three key disability issues by later today Read More Premier Prioritizes New Pension Model for Severe Disabilities Feb 04 2015 Premier Selinger s response to recent call for a renewed poverty reduction plan sets out establishing a pension like basic income for people with severe and prolonged disabilities as one of eight government priorities Read More New CCPA Report Calls for Full Implementation of AMA Jan 30 2015 The just released and inclusive report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives calling for a renewed provincial poverty reduction plan includes specific disability recommendations Read More Disabilities as Tipping Point in 2016 Provincial Election Jan 28 2015 Just released analysis looking at voting patterns and disability issues as these may play out in the 2016 provincial general election Read More NDP Leadership and Disability Issues Jan 28 2015 BFM and Abilities Manitoba have teamed up to ask each of the candidates for the NDP leadership to make clear statements on their positions on three key disability issues Letters to each candidate were sent on the morning of Tuesday January 27 2014 Read More Council Revises Recommendations for First Standard Nov 12 2014 The Accessibility Advisory Council released it s revised recommendations for the proposed Customer Service Standard incorporating eight of BFM s call for improvements Read More Public Consultation on Proposed Customer Service Standard Complete Jun 20 2014 The English language public consultations on the initial discussion paper on the proposed accessible customer service standard are now complete Read More MDC Class Action Law Suit in Store Jun 03 2014 The law firm which led the successful class action suit against Ontario for abuse suffered by child wards of the Crown while residents at the Huronia Regional Centre wants to launch similar suit in Manitoba Read More Service Animals Police have Some Learning to Do May 14 2014 Confidential settlement suggests that those most directly responsible for enforcing the law in Brandon have a limited understanding of human rights as they apply to invisible disabilities and service animals Read More Details of Provincial Consultation Announced May 12 2014 The details on two public consultation events being held in mid June to provide for comment and feedback on the proposed Customer Service Standards the first accessibility standard under the Accessibility for Manitobans Act are now available Read More City of Winnipeg Event and Consultation on Accessibility May 11 2014 The City of Winnipeg Access Advisory Committee is hosted two special event on May 21 a 20 yr celebration of the committee s formation and consultation to begin the development of a plan to move forward on addressing accessibility in 2014 and beyond Read More BFM Announces Our Get Up and Go Plan May 10 2014 Woken up early from our attempted 6 month hibernation Barrier Free Manitoba is pleased to announce our early get up and go plan Read More Great News from Settlement on Human Rights Zoning Issue May 07 2014 The human rights complaint lodged by New Directions against the RM of Springfield after the municipality blocked the opening of a home for three adults with intellectual disabilities four years ago has now been settled The details of the settlement are v Read More First Proposed Accessibility Standard Released May 06 2014 On April 19 2014 the Accessibility Advisory Council released a draft of The Customer Service Standard the first proposed accessibility standard under the new Accessibility for Manitobans Act Read More Marking a Passing Apr 26 2014 Louise Falconer a 84 year old former Manitoban who helped handle BFM s Twitter account passed away on the morning of April 19 2014 Read More The New Law has Now been Posted Here s an Accessible Copy Dec 19 2013 The official version of the new Accessibility for Manitobans Act has now been posted as a statute in the Province of Manitoba Read More Chronology of Key Developments Leading to the Legislation Dec 13 2013 Barrier Free Manitoba is pleased to provide a chronology of the key developments that led to the passage of The Accessibility for Manitobans Act on December 3 2013 and its proclamation on December 5 when it received Royal Assent Read More Barrier Free Manitoba Website to Be Virtually Archived Dec 12 2013 This website will be virtually archived on December 20 2013 Read More Inaccessible Postal Service Blockbuster Dec 11 2013 Canada Post announced earlier today that it will to phase out urban home mail delivery over the next five years Read More Nine Proposed Principles for Action on the New Law Dec 10 2013 Barrier Free Manitoba is pleased to propose nine principles for the full and effective implementation of The Accessibility for Manitoba Act These build from the principles set back in 2008 for the development of the legislation Read More Celebrating the Exceptional Life and Contributions of Nelson Mandela Dec 06 2013 BFM joins the global community in celebrating the exceptional life and contributions of Nelson Mandela Read More Landmark Bill 26 Given Royal Assent Dec 06 2013 Passed proclaimed and given Royal Assent on December 5 The Accessibility For Manitobans Act is now the law in Manitoba and has come into force Read More Highlights from Third Reading of Landmark Bill 26 Dec 04 2013 We are pleased to post selected highlights from remarks during Third Reading provided by Minister Jennifer Howard Leanne Rowat PC and Jon Gerrard Liberal Read More Hansard from Third Reading of Landmark Bill 26 Dec 04 2013 We are pleased to post the Hansard from Third Reading of landmark Manitoba Bill 26 from December 3 2013 along with selected excerpts Read More Province s Media Release on Bill 26 and the International Day Dec 03 2013 The Province of Manitoba sent this media release out just after lunch today Read More Disability Discrimination Still Ranks as No 1 in Manitoba Nov 27 2013 The recent release of the 2012 Annual Report by the Manitoba Human Rights Commission confirms that disability discrimination still represents almost one half 47 3 of all formal human rights complaints in the Manitoba Read More Highlights from Community Presentations Nov 08 2013 Wow What words of vision passion and power were shared during the community presentations to the Standing Committee review of Bill 26 We are pleased to present selected highlights from each of the presentations Read More Standing Committee Amendments Passed and Defeated Nov 07 2013 We are pleased to provide a summary of amendments that were proposed at the Standing Committee on October 29th along with decision on passing or defeating each Read More The Community Presentations to the Standing Committee Nov 07 2013 The Hansard from the Standing Committee meeting is ever so long So we have created downloadable files for each of the 19 community presentations Read More Just Released Hansard from Standing Committee Review of Bill 26 Nov 06 2013 The official record of proceedings from the October 29 2013 meeting of the Standing Committee on Social and Economic Development was released earlier today Read More Promising Potential New Accessibility Logos Nov 02 2013 Ontario contest to alter wheelchair logo finds no winner David Onley province s lieutenant governor awards 2 honourable mentions at Queen s Park ceremony Read More Barrier Free Manitoba Reception in Pictures Oct 31 2013 We are pleased to present photo highlights from the Barrier Free reception held in the Legislative Building Rotunda on October 29 2013 Read More BFM Releases Final Standing Committee Brief Oct 28 2013 Barrier Free Manitoba released its final review of Bill 26 highlighting strengths and calling for amendments to address eleven areas where improvements are needed Read More Global Words of Encouragement to Manitobans No 26 Oct 28 2013 From the one and only David Lepofsky a true champion of accessibility from Ontario Read More Firebrand Lepofsky Scheduled to Present to Standing Committee on Bill 26 Oct 27 2013 David Lepofsky the champion who has so ably led the campaign for effective accessibility rights in Ontario is scheduled to present via Skype at the October 29th Social and Economic Development Standing Committee meeting Read More 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 Read More Global Words of Encouragement to Manitobans No 25 Oct 24 2013 From Samantha Corr Antrim Northern Ireland Texthelp Ltd Read More Minister Opposition Critic and Gerrard to Speak at BFM s Pre Meeting Reception Oct 23 2013 We are very pleased that Minister Jennifer Howard PC Critic Leanne Rowan and Liberal Jon Gerrard have accepted Barrier Free Manitoba s invitation to offer brief words at the Pre Meeting Reception Read More Global Words of Encouragement to Manitobans No 24 Oct 23 2013 From Mark Lane St John s Newfoundland and Labrador Easter Seals Newfoundland and Labrador Read More It s All Come Down to One Night and Five Short Weeks Oct 22 2013 After years of collective effort it s all coming down to one meeting on October 29th and the five short weeks that will follow Read More Global Words of Encouragement to Manitobans No 23 Oct 22 2013 From Gail Bruhm Halifax Nova Scotia Nova Scotia Disability Strategy Partnership Read More Global Words of Encouragement to Manitobans No 22 Oct 21 2013 From Pat Spray Riverdale Maryland USA Hell On Wheelz Read More Break barriers open doors for an inclusive society for all is Theme for Upcoming UN Day of PWD Oct 20 2013 Best way for Manitoba to mark this year s UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities on December 3rd is to have passed and proclaimed strong and effective accessibility rights legislation Read More Global Words of Encouragement to Manitobans No 21 Oct 20 2013 From Miguel Ángel Muñoz Granada Spain LibredeBarreras Association Read More Minister Responsible for PWD also Made Powerful Minister of Finance in Cabinet Shuffle Oct 19 2013 With the passage and implementation of landmark Bill 26 ahead continuity in cabinet will be is key Read More Global Words of Encouragement to Manitobans No 20 Oct 17 2013 Erin Riehle Cincinnati Ohio USA Project SEARCH Read More Top Seven Reasons to Attend Bill 26 Public Hearing on October 29th Oct 16 2013 There are so very many great reasons to attend the Standing Committee hearing that reviews Bill 25 The Accessibility for Manitobans Act on October 29th Here s our top seven Read More Manitoba Bar Association Rules in Strong Favour of Bill 26 Oct 16 2013 Manitoba Bar Association representing 1 400 lawyers judges academics students endorsers Bill 26 as important step forward Read More Global Words of Encouragement to Manitobans No 19 Oct 16 2013 From Nicolas Steenhout Palmerston North New Zealand Accessibility NZ Read More Global Words of Encouragement to Manitobans No 18 Oct 15 2013 From Susan Boivin Calgary Alberta Easter Seals Alberta Read More The Make Disability Rights History in Manitoba Poster Oct 14 2013 Please download share and post this fine looking poster Read More Global Words of Encouragement to Manitobans No 17 Oct 14 2013 From Priti Rohra Mumbia India Read More Global Words of Encouragement to Manitobans No 16 Oct 13 2013 From Shayn Anderson Sacramento Califorina USA Diversity Inclusion Read More Special Date Night Invite October 29th Oct 10 2013 A special invitation to attend the Standing Committee meeting that will review Bill 26 The Accessibility for Manitobans Act on the evening of Tuesday October 29 2013 last public hearing on this landmark legislation Read More Global Words of Encouragement to Manitobans No 15 Oct 10 2013 From Brian Seaman Horley Surrey UK Tourism for All UK Read More Global Words of Encouragement to Manitobans No 14 Oct 09 2013 From Chris Arnold Terrace British Columbia The Provincial Networking Group Read More Global Words of Encouragement to Manitobans No 13 Oct 08 2013 From Stacy Kyle Camp Hill Pennsylvania USA Pennsylvania Business Leadership Network Read More Global Words of Encouragement to Manitobans No 12 Oct 07 2013 From Rondi Grace Portland Oregon DePaul Industries Read More Global Words of Encouragement to Manitobans No 11 Oct 06 2013 From Melanie Mitra Calgary Alberta Prospect Human Services Read More 2nd Year Anniversary of Jumping into Social Media World Oct 04 2013 Barrier Free Manitoba first ventured into the world of Facebook and Tweeter in October 2011 Read More Global Words of Encouragement to Manitobans No 10 Oct 03 2013 From Daphnee Cook Sydney New South Wales Australia People with Disability Australia PWDA Read More Global Words of Encouragement to Manitobans No 9 Oct 02 2013 From Gayla Jeppesen Salem Oregon USA Oregon Rehabilitation Association Read More Global Words of Encouragement to Manitobans No 8 Oct 01 2013 From Ronald Davidson Montreal Quebec Quebec Society for Disabled Children Read More Young Manitoba athletes to get sign language interpretation after human rights complaint Sep 30 2013 Sweet news Deaf children who play sports will now get sign language interpretation during games after the provincial government agreed to pay the cost after a human rights complaint Read More Global Words of Encouragement to Manitobans No 7 Sep 30 2013 From Marcela Abadi Rhoads Dallas Texas USA Abadi Accessibility Read More Global Words of Encouragement to Manitobans No 6 Sep 29 2013 From Max Beck Toronto Ontario Easter Seals Canada Read More Global Words of Encouragement to Manitobans No 5 Sep 27 2013 From Dinah Bromberg Maracaibo Venezuela Universidad del Zulia Read More Global Words of Encouragement to Manitobans No 4 Sep 26 2013 From Julian W Bodnar Saskatoon Saskatchewan Settlement Counsel Mediator Arbitrator Read More Global Words of Encouragement to Manitobans No 3 Sep 25 2013 From Bill Forman Calgary Alberta Progressive Alternatives Society of Calgary Read More Global Words of Encouragement to Manitobans No 2 Sep 24 2013 From Charlotte Gerber Cameron New York USA Disability Columnist About com New York Times Read More Global Words of Encouragement to Manitobans No 1 Sep 23 2013 This is the first in a series of quotations from global activists that we will be featuring leading up to the Standing Committee hearing on Bill 26 scheduled for October 29 Read More Standing Committee Hearing on Bill 26 Scheduled for October 29 Sep 20 2013 Bill 26 will be reviewed by the Standing Committee on Social and Economic Development on Tuesday October 29 in Room 255 of the Legislative Building Read More UCN Takes Issue with BFM Posting Sep 18 2013 The University College of the North responded to recent media coverage of its closure of the Student Accessibility Services Office in an article in today s online version of the Thompson Citizen Read More Manitoba PCs People with Disabilities are not a Priority to NDP Sep 18 2013 Manitoba s Progressive Conservatives the Official Opposition issued a media release yesterday that was critical of the Government s decision not to fast track Bill 26 and calling for measures to strengthen the Bill before Third Reading Read More Gerrard The Accessibility for Manitobans Act is good but not good enough Sep 15 2013 See Liberal Leader Jon Gerrard s coverage of Second Reading of Bill 26 Read More Powerful Words of Support during Second Reading Debate Sep 13 2013 Bill 26 Manitoba s Accessibility Rights legislation passed Second Reading yesterday morning The debate featured powerful words of support to strengthen then pass the Bill Read More Agreement Breaks the Logjam Aug 30 2013 Manitoba s governing New Democrats and Opposition Progressive Conservatives reached a deal to break the political logjam that has blocked passage of legislation including Bill 26 Read More The ADA Turns 23 Today Jul 26 2013 July 26th 2013 will mark the 23rd anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act ADA a policy that changed the way that individuals with disabilities were viewed and treated in the US Read More Recent Exchange in Manitoba s Legislative Assembly on Post Secondary Education Accessibility Funding Jul 17 2013 The July 10th Question Period featured an spirited exchange on the issue of post secondary education accessibility funding specifically related to the UCN s announced closure of Student Accessibility Office Read More Arts and Disability Network Manitoba Call For Submission Aug 15 deadline Jul 15 2013 This year s Art Body fair will explore different ways of engaging body senses when one sense is interrupted amplified or gone Art Body See Me Hear will include a four week juried art show at the St Boniface Library and a two day event at the Winni Read More Giant Step Backward for Manitoba s University College of the North Jun 26 2013 The University College of North UCN has decided to close it s Student Accessibility office and lay off it s Accessibility Coordinator effective July 2 2013 Read More Congratulations to 2013 MAAW Award Winners Jun 13 2013 On June 7 2013 the Manitoba Government concluded Manitoba Access Awareness Week MAAW 2013 with an Awards Celebration to raise awareness of barriers and opportunities for individuals with disabilities Congratulation to all five award winners Read More Preliminary Review of Bill 26 Released May 17 2013 Barrier Free Manitoba released the report from its preliminary review of Bill 26 today The review identified many very positive features of the proposed legislation It also identified ways the Bill can and should be improved Read More CRTC Public Proceeding Deadline May 17 May 03 2013 The CRTC is currently holding a public proceeding that provides the opportunity to emphasize the importance of the Video Relay Service in Canada Read More Tabling of the Bill The YouTube Video Apr 24 2013 The NDP Caucus has released a YouTube video of the Minister s remarks Read More Barrier Free Manitoba s Media Release Apr 24 2013 Barrier Free Manitoba issued a media release to mark the tabling of the Bill Our

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  • What's New | Barrier Free Manitoba
    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 Workshop on Public Sector Accessibility Plans Nov 02 2015 Did you know that The Accessibility for Manitobans Act AMA requires that most large public sector organizations have developed multi year accessibility plans by 2016 Did you know that the AMA requires that these plans be developed in consultation with Manitoba s disability communities In partnership with United Way of Winnipeg Barrier Free Manitoba will be co hosting a workshop on November 20th to explore the roles that community based disability agencies can play in consulting with the public sector organizations 1 pm to 4 30 pm Friday November 20 2015 580 Main Street Due to space constraints first come first served registration is limited to only one person per community based agency a waiting list will be kept of additional persons who wish to attend To register please

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    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 Hansard from Third Reading of Landmark Bill 26 Dec 04 2013 We are pleased to

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