Have Your Say

The Accessibility Advisory Council (Council) is pleased to present its recommendations for an Accessibility Standard for the Design of Public Spaces and invites your feedback on its discussion paper with initial recommendations for this standard (PDF) (Word). 

You are invited to prepare written submissions and comments by February 14, 2020 to access@gov.mb.ca

The Council would like to invite you to attend a public consultation, in person or by webinar, the morning of January 15, 2020For more information or to register for this event.


Introducing Manitoba’s Accessibility Standard for Employment

Enacted on May 1, 2019, Manitoba’s Accessibility Standard for Employment is the second standard under The Accessibility for Manitobans Act.  Its purpose is to remove and prevent barriers that affect current and potential members of Manitoba’s labour force. 

Safety comes first!  All employers are required to create workplace emergency response information to help employees with disabilities stay safe during emergencies by May 1, 2020. 

Learn more about the new Accessibility Standard for Employment and what it means for you.


Accessible Customer Service Tools and Training

The Accessibility Standard for Customer Service came into effect for businesses, non-profits and smaller municipalities Nov. 1, 2018.

To meet the requirements of the standard and to create great customer service, the Manitoba Government is pleased to provide user-friendly tools. These include an updated Employers Handbook, a Sample Accessible Customer Service Policy and Checklist, as well as the following training opportunities.  

New online training meets the requirement for organizations that must comply with the Accessibility Standard for Customer Service

Improving accessibility is the right thing to do. It is also the smart thing to do, and it’s the law in Manitoba.

Nearly one in four Manitobans is disabled by barriers where they work, live and play. Barriers to accessibility come at an enormous cost – to persons with disabilities, to their family and friends, to their communities, and also to business. By learning how to eliminate barriers, everyone benefits.

Manitoba is committed to becoming an inclusive society. The Accessibility for Manitobans Act (AMA) outlines a clear and proactive process to identify, remove and prevent barriers in key areas of daily living.

Manitoba public sector organizations are taking the lead by developing Accessibility Plans.

Learn more: