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Disability News: Manitoba Canada

  • Synopsis: Latest disability news and updates including health information from Manitoba Canada.

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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 - 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


Latest Manitoba Publications

  1. Importance of Financial Literacy for Canadian Seniors
    Government of Canada makes combating elder abuse a priority and supports measures to help protect seniors from all forms of abuse.
  2. Canadian Museum for Human Rights Groundbreaking Disability Rights Exhibit
    Ryersons groundbreaking disability rights exhibit moves to national stage in Canadian Museum for Human Rights.
  3. Manitoba's Tax on Disability and Critical Illness Insurance
    7% Retail Sales Tax on individual critical illness insurance disability insurance and corporate owned insurance coverage for Manitobans.
  4. Affordable Housing Units for Families - Winnipeg Housing and Homelessness Initiative
    Winnipeg Housing and Homelessness Initiative Celebrates 37 New Affordable Housing Units for Families.
  5. Government of Canada Helps People with Disabilities in Brandon Develop Job Skills
    People with disabilities in Brandon Manitoba will get help preparing for jobs due to the Government of Canada support for the Optimist Club of Brandon.


Full List of Manitoba Documents (8 Items)

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Money ChartLoan Information for low income singles, families, seniors and disabled. Includes home, vehicle and personal loans.


Abraham LincolnFamous People with Disabilities - Well known people with disabilities and conditions who contributed to society.


Pink awareness ribbonList of awareness ribbon colors and their meaning. Also see our calendar of awareness dates.


Chart IconBlood Pressure Chart - What should your blood pressure be. Also see information on blood group types and compatibility.






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