Manitoba's capital and largest city is Winnipeg, which is also Canada's eighth-largest metropolitan area.
The Manitoba Strategy on Disability proposes a comprehensive Provincial strategy on disability. It responds to recommendations from the disabilities community in the areas of access to government, employment, disability supports, services to Aboriginal persons with disabilities and income supports. It further proposes measures to enhance government accountability for access and inclusion of persons with disabilities.
Manitoba Disability Statistics
The 2006 Manitoba youth population (between 15 -24) was 149,750, of which 6,540 or 4.4% had a reported disability.
The Vulnerable Persons Living with a Mental Disability Act promotes and protects the rights of adults living with a mental disability who need assistance to meet their basic needs. The legislation recognizes those Manitobans as "vulnerable persons".
Vulnerable persons have the right to make choices and decisions about their lives. Often, vulnerable persons will make their own decisions, without the advice or support of others - http://www.manitoba.ca/dio/links.html
The Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability (ALACD-Manitoba) Vision is for full and equitable access to active living opportunities for Manitobans with disabilities. Their mission is to promote inclusion and active living lifestyles of Manitobans with disabilities by facilitating communication and collaboration among organizations, agencies and individuals - www.ala.ca/content/home.asp