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Disability News: Manitoba Canada

  • Synopsis: Last Revised/Updated: 2016-07-17 - 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 - Employment and Social Development Canada.
2 - Canadian Museum for Human Rights Groundbreaking Disability Rights Exhibit - Canadian Museum for Human Rights.
3 - Manitoba's Tax on Disability and Critical Illness Insurance - Advocis, The Financial Advisers Association of Canada.
4 - Affordable Housing Units for Families - Winnipeg Housing and Homelessness Initiative - Winnipeg Housing and Homelessness Initiative.
5 - Government of Canada Helps People with Disabilities in Brandon Develop Job Skills - Human Resources and Skills Development Canada.
6 - Giant Colon Tour - Winnipeg, Manitoba - COLORECTAL CANCER ASSOCIATION OF CANADA.
7 - People with Disabilities Benefit from Employment Project in Manitoba - Career and Employment Youth Services.
8 - Projects for Women and Youth in Manitoba - Status of Women Canada.
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E-Newsletter

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


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


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


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






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