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Community Living Manitoba and Inclusion Canada Publications

The following publications have been developed for families, self-advocates and community allies who are seeking more just and inclusive communities and guide the work of the Community Living/Inclusion movement.

Health Report

This participatory community-based research study reveals that current healthcare systems across Canada largely fail to adequately meet the unique needs of persons with intellectual disabilities and/or persons with autism. In exploring current practices and understandings of healthcare systems related to how they provide—or do not provide—services for individuals with intellectual disabilities and/or persons with autism, as well as the ways by which family members and advocates intervene when healthcare services fail to meet standards of practice, interviews with 21 stakeholders across Canada were conducted. The findings of this qualitative methods study revealed numerous systemic barriers and attitudinal barriers that negatively impact the healthcare of persons with intellectual disabilities and/or persons with autism.

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The Transition to Adulthood for Young Adults with Disabilities in Manitoba: A “Winding Up-Hill Road” (Formerly The SMILE Project)

Community Living Manitoba funded the SMILE Project (Supporting Manitobans toward Independent Living Equity). This study led to the development of a final report entitled The Transition to Adulthood for Young Adults with Disabilities in Manitoba: “A Winding Up-Hill Road”. The SMILE project unlocked a multitude of shortfalls in the transition to adulthood. The Winding Up-Hill Road identifies a lengthy list of key findings, categorized into 12 themes such as transition planning, family and student involvement, affordable housing, employment, and barriers to accessing service and further education.

Pathways to Dignity

In September 2020, the Vulnerable Persons Living with a Mental Disability Task Force was created to review policies and practices around services for adults with an intellectual disability and submit a report with recommendations to the Minister of Families. In December 2021, the Task Force’s final report entitled “Pathways to Dignity: Rights, Safeguards, Planning and Decision Making” was publicly released. The report offers recommendations in 16 theme areas and contains suggestions for the Minister of Families to improve all parts of the system for adults with intellectual disabilities.

Barrier Free Manitoba Accessibility Report Card

Barrier Free Manitoba is a non-partisan, non-profit, pan-disability initiative with the mandate to ensure the Government of Manitoba develops accessibility standards that meet the true intention and full promise of the Accessibility for Manitobans Act (AMA). Barrier Free Manitoba strives to conduct this work through meaningful and inclusive consultation with persons disabled by barriers. In 2022 Barrier Free Manitoba completed a fulsome review of the progress made toward the full implementation of the AMA, and the policy choices prioritized through the development of Accessibility Standards in Manitoba.

Community Living Manitoba Resource Guides

The following is a list of Resource Manuals that have been produced by ACLMB. These guides are widely distributed by agencies throughout Manitoba.

Below you will find downloadable files that are provided free of charge. If you download any of these guides and find them useful, please consider making a donation to support the work we do.

The Work of Inclusion Canada

Institution Watch Newsletter

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