Friday, October 27, 2017

Special message from Director General of Office of Disability Issues for International Day of Persons with Disabilities- Dec 3rd!

Dear friends and colleagues,

December 3, 2017, marks the 25th year the United Nations has celebrated the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD). 
If you haven’t already, we encourage you to consider holding an event to celebrate IDPD or promoting the IDPD via social media.  While IDPD is Sunday, December 3rd this year, celebrations and events typically also fall on days leading up to, and following December 3rd.  Also, please consider sharing this with your own networks to encourage others to celebrate IDPD.
The Government of Canada is developing plans to celebrate IDPD and to renew our dedication to removing barriers to the full participation of Canadians with disabilities in all aspects of society. 
The purpose of IDPD is to:
·       promote an understanding of disability issues;
·       mobilize support for the dignity, rights, and well-being of people with disabilities; and,
·       increase awareness of the value of integrating people with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic, and cultural life. 
IDPD provides an opportunity to help bring attention to the need for culture change in Canada to transform the way we think, talk, and act about accessibility and inclusion.
Following from an email we sent out in July, it would be helpful to know of any plans your organization has for celebrating IDPD this year.  Please provide information on your planned activities directly to Bruce Tate (   Thanks to those of you who have already taken this step!
Finally, be sure to check our Twitter and Facebook account for breaking news!

Many thanks.
Krista Wilcox
Director General/Directrice Générale
Office of Disability Issues/Bureau de la condition des personnes handicapées

Employment and Social Development Canada/Ministère de l’Emploi et du Développement social

Another Friendly reminder for Manitoba Deaf Association (MDA) Christmas Children party- December 9th!

DEADLINE TO RSVP- Thursday, November 23rd!!

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Special announcement from Manitoba Deaf Association about Building Advisory Committee

Manitoba Deaf Association’s Building Advisory Committee

The MDA Board had the meeting on October 17, 2017 and agreed to have MDA’s Building Advisory Committee that would be back in action again. The role of his Committee is to promote on the quality and improvements of services and programs  for Deaf tenants, Deaf Community and Deaf Organizations in the building of 285 Pembina Inc.

If you are interested to be on this committee, please contact Doug Momotiuk, MDA President, at Thanks

Manitoba Deaf Seniors Club (MDSC) Halloween Party - October 27th, 2017

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

DASCH job fair- November 17 & 18th!

Environment Canada : Weather warning for City of Winnipeg - Wind Warning for Wednesday, October 18th,2017

Wind Warning

City of Winnipeg

Issued at 08:32 Tuesday 17 October 2017
A very intense low pressure system will track through northern Manitoba Wednesday. This system will bring very strong westerly winds with gusts of 90 km/h to southern Manitoba beginning this evening. In addition, certain wind prone areas in the lee of the Duck and Riding Mountains are likely to get gusts of 110 km/h or stronger. The extreme winds will abate Wednesday morning in western Manitoba and Wednesday afternoon in the Red River Valley as the low moves towards Ontario. ### Damage to buildings, such as to roof shingles and windows, may occur. High winds may toss loose objects or cause tree branches to break. Wind warnings are issued when there is a significant risk of damaging winds. Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to or tweet reports using #MBStorm. Find out more ›

Friday, October 13, 2017

Doug Momotiuk's experience at 2nd Annual Torch of Dignity Relay

The representatives from over 50 organizations including 2 Provincial MLAs and 1 Federal MP ran for the Manitobans for Human Rights’ 2nd Annual Torch of Dignity Relay on Monday, August 7, 2017.

The relay started at Kildonan Park and ended at Oodena Celebration Circle at Forks Market. There were the opening and closing ceremonies for the speakers.

Doug Momotiuk, Chairperson of Deaf Centre Manitoba, Inc took the location at 2nd spot of the relay. The MLA, Hon. Steven Fletcher started with the torch at the first spot and then he passed the torch to Doug at the second spot. Doug jogged to next spot and passed the torch to someone within Kildonan Park.

The Manitobans for Human Rights has two goals to promote Human Rights. The first goal is to promote Human Rights learning throughout the Province of Manitoba to many different sectors of society. The second goal is to work to the gradual development of a community based on equality and non-discrimination

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Press Conference was held at Deaf Centre Manitoba on Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Barrier Free Manitoba  (BFM) had coordinated with several organizations to host a special Press Conference that was held today at Deaf Centre Manitoba.

Please see several pictures that was held at Press Conference.(Picture credit by Barrier Free Manitoba)

Sheila Montney as MC for the Press Conference.

 Jennifer Sande from Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities (MLPD)

Janet Forbes from Barrier Free Manitoba (BFM)

Doug Momotiuk , President of Manitoba Deaf Association (MDA)

Sheila explain the website accessible for Provincial Budget Consultation Process

There was view of Press Conference on Global News  at 6pm on October 11th. You can copy and paste it to watch the news. This news is a bit later after the beginning of the news (approx 8 minutes and 20 minutes for few minutes)

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Manitoba Association of Visual Language Interpreters (MALVI) will have a workshop for everyone- Saturday, November 4th!!