Want to learn more about supported independent living and how to access resources for individuals living independently in the community? Check out some of the valuable online resources listed below.
Abilities Manitoba, a network of agencies, exists to foster excellence in services for people with intellectual disabilities.
Access Together was the winner of two awards in a 2011 U.S. competition to make information available, usable and actionable through emerging technologies. The online guide enables people with disabilities, as well as their family and friends, to ‘crowd source’ accessibility information on shops, restaurants, accommodations, attractions and most other public settings. The guide includes information related to mobility, sight and hearing accessibility, as well as sensory and seniors’ friendly features.
Barrier-Free Manitoba is a non-partisan, non-profit, cross-disability initiative formed in 2008. We believe that the time has come for the Province of Manitoba to enact strong and effective legislation that requires the removal of existing barriers and prevents the creation of new ones.
The Canadian Association for Community Living is a Canada-wide association of family members and others working for the benefit of persons of all ages who have an intellectual disability.
Community Living – Manitoba is dedicated to the full inclusion in the community of persons of all ages who live with an intellectual disability.
Continuity Care was established by a group of dedicated parents, siblings and citizens who want to help families in Manitoba plan a safer and more secure future for their family member with an intellectual disability.
Disability Matters: Vote 2016 is a non-partisan, cross-disability public awareness campaign organized by Abilities Manitoba and Barrier Free Manitoba. It’s aimed at ensuring all Manitobans with disabilities can participate fully in election activities as well as focusing attention on disability issues in the upcoming provincial election and supporting Manitobans in making informed voting decisions.
The fundamental meaning of everyone belongs™ is that genuine connection is essential for all people and that quality of life is deeply linked to quality of relationships. Communities are more vibrant, healthy, safe, strong, and satisfying when all people, regardless of disability, ethno-cultural background, age, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic class are welcome and able to fully participate and contribute in the ordinary things of life and in everyday settings.
Hope Centre was founded in the early 1970s by the Christian Reformed Churches of Winnipeg. It provide spiritual care for individuals with disabilities by offering services in three key areas: support for individuals; support for families; and support for churches.
The joint People First of Canada and Canadian Association for Community Living task force was formed in 2002. We believe that institutionalization of persons with intellectual disabilities is a denial of their basic right of citizenship and participation in community; a removal of rights protected by our Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, human rights legislation and many other international agreements that Canada has signed.
The Manitoba Supported Employment Network is a non-profit organization committed to promoting and strengthening supported employment activities in the province of Manitoba. Its membership represents agencies, practitioners, policy makers, consumer organizations, school divisions, consumers and their families.
People First is an organization that was formed because some of the people in our communities felt that they were not considered as people first. They felt that they were talked about, talked to, thought about, and treated according to the disabilities that others labelled them with.
Disability Support Workers work as part of a support team to:
• provide day-to-day direct support to individuals
• provide opportunities for the individual to learn new skills in a variety of areas
• assist the individual to achieve their personal goals
• assist the individual to contribute to and participate in the community
• assist the individual to develop relationships with others
A registered disability savings plan (RDSP) is a savings plan that is intended to help parents and others save for the long-term financial security of a person who is eligible for the Disability Tax Credit.
SEED (Supporting Employment and Economic Development) Winnipeg Inc. is a non-profit agency that works to combat poverty and assists in the renewal of Winnipeg’s inner city.
The Winnipeg Foundation is a registered was established in 1921 and is Canada’s oldest community foundation. The foundation is dedicated primarily to the social improvement in Winnipeg. It pools and permanently invests gifts from donors to support the local charitable sector in a broad range of areas, including; community service, education and employment, health, environment, heritage, arts and culture, and recreation.