Manitoba Accessibility Fund

About the Manitoba Accessibility Fund

On April 14, 2021, the Honourable Rochelle Squires, Minister of Families and Minister Responsible for Accessibility announced the establishment of the Manitoba Accessibility Fund (MAF). The fund and its grant program will assist municipalities, non-profit organizations and businesses in Manitoba by providing financial support for projects that remove barriers for people with disabilities, and promote accessibility across the province.

The fund is a one-time, $20 million contribution to the Winnipeg Foundation.  Beginning in 2022, the yearly return on investment will be used to provide grants of up to $50,000.  The Winnipeg Foundation will manage and invest the endowment fund, whereas Manitoba Families will administer the annual grants program.

List of MAF grant recipients, 2022-2023

 


August 24, 2022

  • 2022/23 Grant Recipients have been selected - please see the Meet the MAF Grant Recipients drop-down menu below
  • News Release – Manitoba Providing $756,000 in Funding to Support Accessibility Projects of Municipalities, Non-Profits, Businesses and Educational Institutions (August 24, 2022).
  • Backgrounder (August 24, 2022)

August 17, 2022

  • Over a hundred grant applications were received from eligible Manitoba organizations during the first intake (March – April 2022). The majority of applications were submitted by Winnipeg-based non-profit organizations, applications were also received from large and small municipalities, businesses and industry associations, as well as post-secondary education institutions based in large and small communities across Manitoba.
  • A Selection Committee assessed at total of 94 project applications (2 applications were received in French). Project applications deemed to be ineligible were those primarily seeking capital funding, which is not in scope of the MAF grant program.
  • All eligible organizations, including the 2022-23 MAF grant recipients, are invited to re-apply at the next MAF intake scheduled for early 2023.

Please note: There is no limit on the number of times an organization can apply for a MAF grant.


July 2022

  • New applications for the 2023/24 year will be available in early 2023.
  • Please check back later, and subscribe to Accessibility News for more information and updates.

New applications for the 2023/24 year will be available in early 2023.

Please check back later, and subscribe to Accessibility News for more information and updates.

MAF applications must fulfill at least one of the following objectives in support of The Accessibility for Manitobans Act (AMA) and the standards listed above:

  • Raise awareness about preventing and removing barriers.
  • Develop tools, resources and training to support compliance with AMA standards.
  • Remove barriers to information and communications electronically, in print and in-person.

New applications for the 2023/24 year will be available in early 2023.

Please check back later, and subscribe to Accessibility News for more information and updates.

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Name: E-Quality Communication Centre of Excellence Inc. (ECCOE)

Project Type: ASL

Awarded: $33,550



Name: Accessible Sport Connection Manitoba

Project Type: Events

Awarded: $17,435



Name: Abilities Manitoba Inc.

Project Type: Other

Awarded: $44,650



Name: Manitoba Possible Services Inc.

Project Type: Training

Awarded: $39,400



Name: Squarely Social Inc.

Project Type: Training

Awarded: $25,000



Name: University College of the North

Project Type: Audit

Awarded: $50,000



Name: Access Changes Everything Inc.

Project Type: Other

Awarded: $48,750



Name: Shakespeare in the Ruins Incorporated

Project Type: Event

Awarded: $17,000



Name: Community Futures Network of Manitoba

Project Type: ASL

Awarded: $20,873



Name: Communication Access to Justice

Project Type: Other

Awarded: $15,000



Name : Hanover School Division

Project Type: Signs

Awarded: $30,341.78



Name: City of Winnipeg

Project Type: Other

Awarded: $50,000



Name: Victoria Lifeline

Project Type: Website

Awarded: $10,000



Name: The Good Will Social Club

Project Type: Website

Awarded: $20,000



Name: Border Land School Division

Project Type: Signs

Awarded: $6,500



Name: Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba

Project Type: Event

Awarded: $8,690



Name: Prairie Theater Exchange

Project Type: Event

Awarded: $20,000



Name: Canadian Centre for Child Protection

Project Type: Other

Awarded: $10,000



Name: Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities

Project Type: Training

Awarded: $49,490



Name: Winnipeg Trails Association

Project Type: Events

Awarded: $41,066.10



Name: Epiphany Lutheran Church Inc.

Project Type: Technology

Awarded: $2,000



Name: St. James Assiniboia School Division

Project Type: Signs

Awarded: $11,466.24



Name: Healthy Muslim Families

Project Type: Other

Awarded: $20,000



Name: Marymound Inc

Project Type: Website

Awarded: $30,000



Name: S.P.L.A.S.H. Child Care Inc.

Project Type: Audit

Awarded: $34,479.39



Name: New Media Manitoba Inc.

Project Type: Training

Awarded: $46,000



Name: Deaf Centre Manitoba Inc.

Project Type: ASL

Awarded: $20,000



Name: Manoverboard Inc.

Project Type: Other

Awarded: $25,000



Name: Bibliothèque Régionale Jolys Regional Library

Project Type: Technology

Awarded: $7,600



Name: Manitoba Choral Association

Project Type: Training

Awarded: $2,000