It’s a new year and MLPD has a lot to celebrate. Here is a selection of some of the projects we’re working on.
We are also looking for Accessibility Reviewers. If you are interested in becoming an Accessibility Reviewer for MLPD, please fill out this questionnaire.
An Accessibility Reviewer is someone who uses their lived experience and knowledge of accessibility and the disability community to provide feedback to businesses and organizations. The payment that Accessibility Reviewers receive depends on the level of commitment required for each project.
In the News
We continue to share our voice with media on issues that are important to the disability community, such as the wait times for Winnipeg Transit Plus, sidewalk snow clearing, disability symbols and school division policies.
City of Winnipeg Accessibility Notifications
MLPD is working with the City of Winnipeg to improve access to accessibility information on City websites. As part of this project, MLPD has connected with accessibility reviewers to provide their feedback and expertise.
Resource Guide for Seniors Living with Disabilities
We are working on a handbook entitled “The MLPD Resource Guide for Seniors Living with Disabilities” funded by New Horizons for Seniors. The resource booklet is intended for seniors with either a new or pre-existing disability. It is designed to help with day-to-day questions around food access, transportation, housing, home changes that may be required when someone comes home from the hospital.
Elections Canada Project
Until the next federal election, we are delivering workshops and resources on behalf of Elections Canada. This project focuses on the accommodation of persons with disabilities in the election process.
As part of this project, we recently hosted a town hall with a panel of women who have both lived experience with disability and success in politics. Jennifer Howard – a former Manitoba Cabinet Minister, Cindy Gilroy – City Counsellor for the Daniel McIntyre Ward, and Whitney Hodgins – a past NDP candidate in Brandon Souris, led a discussion on seeking elected office with a disability.
A recording of this town hall will be available on our website soon.
National Accessibility Awareness Week
We are partnering towards the creation of educational programs for National Accessibility Week in 2023 and 2024 together with the Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD) and the National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS). You can look forward to attending these webinars in early June 2023.
Training Human Resource Professionals
We are working with the Certified Professionals in Human Resources (CPHR) to provide educational programming and resources in the recruitment, hiring and retention of employees with disabilities.
Advocacy and Outreach
We continue our ongoing advocacy on behalf of individuals with disabilities. We also advocate for Manitobans with disabilities at all levels of government and in the private sector.
We are reinvigorating our Social Enterprise Consulting work and revitalizing our online, social media and community presence.
If you would like to follow us online, we primarily post on Instagram and Facebook.