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.

 


Your opinion matters. 

The Accessibility Advisory Council (Council) is pleased to present its recommendations for an accessibility standard for information and communications.  The Council’s Discussion Paper (PDF) (Word) has been prepared to invite public feedback, in accordance the AMA. 

You are invited to prepare written submissions and comments by June 30, 2019 to access@gov.mb.ca.

Please join us, in person or by webinar, at a public consultation on May 14, 2019, from 9:00 am to noon at the Viscount Gort Hotel, main floor, 1670 Portage Avenue in Winnipeg. 

You are also invited to a public presentation on the Scope and Intent (PDF) (Word) for an AMA standard for the Design of Public Spaces on May 14, 2019, from 1:30 to 3:30 pm at the Viscount Gort Hotel, main floor, 1670 Portage Avenue in Winnipeg. 

For more information or to register for one or both of these events.


 

Review of Accessibility Legislation: Final Report

In January 2018, The Manitoba Government appointed Theresa Harvey Pruden to conduct a mandatory review of the effectiveness of The Accessibility for Manitobans Act (AMA). The independent review focused on the processes, structures and activities undertaken in carrying out the purposes of the AMA, such as the accessibility standard development process and implementation of the Customer Service Standard Regulation.

Read the review’s final report (PDF)

Learn more about the review process


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: