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All government agencies (public sector) must develop an Accessibility Plan to address accessibility barriers in policies, practices and procedures. The goal is to ensure Manitobans of all abilities have full access to programs and services designed to meet the public’s needs.

The Financial Administration Act defines a government agency as:

"any board, commission, association, agency or similar body, whether incorporated or unincorporated, all the members of which, or all the members of the board of management, board of directors or governing board of which, are appointed by an Act of the Legislature or by the Lieutenant Governor in Council".

Deadlines for Accessibility Plans – Plans to be Updated Every Two Years

  • 2016: Manitoba government and all its departments, universities and colleges, school divisions, Crown corporations, regional health authorities and municipalities with populations over 10,000
  • 2017: all other public sector bodies, including smaller municipalities, any board, commission, association, agency or similar body whose management, directors or governing members are appointed by an act of the Legislature or by the Lieutenant Governor in Council NOTE: The act allows two or more smaller municipalities to share an Accessibility Plan.

The Disabilities Issues Office has created a guide with exercises and templates to assist public sector organizations to create their Accessibility Plan. View the guide (DOC)