a) To promote and develop social, political, educational, cultural, recreational and sports activities for Deaf persons of the Province of Manitoba.
b) To act in an advocacy and advisory capacity and assist affiliated organizations of the Deaf.
c) To promote generally the well being of Deaf persons as well as contemporary values, beliefs and attitudes about how the Association should function.
d) To inform and educate the public concerning the challenges, abilities and needs of Deaf persons.
e) To work with authorities and government bodies to obtain those rights and privileges for Deaf persons that the Association determines it’s desirable to obtain.
f) Act as the Manitoba representative for all matters relating to a national Deaf organization in Canada.
g) Act as a not for profit company pursuant to these By-Laws and the rules and regulations of the Corporations Act (Manitoba).
h) To the extent required to take all such steps as are required by Canada Revenue Agency as to become a not for profit company with charitable status.
Re: Notice of MDA Annual General Meeting Postponement
The Manitoba Government has publicly mandated that this situation is now at orange zone In Winnipeg and its surroundings and that people protect us against the Covid-19 pandemic by practicing good social distancing and not meeting in groups of more than 10 persons
The MDA Board members discussed recently, and they agreed to postpone this MDA Annual General Meeting to next year (January 2021 or later date) due to this unexpected situation of orange zone at present time.
Please advice us that you prefer one of the options; face to face meeting or that members are communicated and entered in kind of meeting by internet software program to an AGM (e.g. Zoom, Skype, etc.).
Thank you for your patience and cooperation in the long length of time due to Covid-19 pandemic.
Doug Momotiuk, President
Manitoba Deaf Association Inc.
285 Pembina Highway, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2E1
Date: September 21, 2020
MDA Report during the times of Covid-19 pandemic.
The MDA Board has kept watching to make sure on the accessibility of ASL interpreters at the Province of Manitoba and City of Winnipeg’s public emergency presentations. On the behalf of MDA Board, the MDA President wrote the letters/memos to keep up providing ASL interpreters at public emergency presentations to Province of Manitoba and City of Winnipeg’s offices last March.
The MDA Board reached out to support Jocelyn Johnson, Evan Husack, Nicole Revoy and Trica Amaro who helped out to provide the posts of Manitoba Deaf Emergency Response Group on Facebook. We have appreciated of their effort and times.
The MDA sent our signature’s support to the group of 66 disability organizations across Canada for advocating Federal financial support to people with disabilities during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The MDA Board had discussions with DCM, Inc Board that Deaf people and immigrant who live in Manitoba need to have the actions of ASL videos on governments’ announcements and emergency presentations for their fully understandings on the situations.
The MDA Building Advisory Committee/Board wrote the letter to 285 Pembina Inc management for submitting the concerns for DCM’s Deaf tenants’ residence and health safeties.
On the behalf of MDA Board, the MDA President wrote the letter concerning the Premier of Manitoba’s public presentations on the issues of Covid-19 pandemic and announcements without Sign language interpreters on TV and online videos and requested strongly to have ASL interpreters at the stands beside the Premier’s future emergency presentations.
The MDA Board had the discussion on the concerns about lack of sign language (ASL) interpretation on CBC, CKY and Global news briefings. In the past times, both City of Winnipeg and Government have provided the ASL interprets and the news briefings were cutting these views with the ASL interpreters out. The MDA President has written the letters to CBC, CKY and Global to remedy these concerns and oversights immediately.
Manitoba Deaf Association’s News Report – Summer/Autumn 2017
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