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African Canadian Disability Community Association (ACDCA) ACDCA is a community-based organization committed to conduct research, developing training materials, service delivery and community building of disability ethno-cultural people. Our head-office is now fully operational and is located in Winnipeg at the following address:1174 Pembina Highway Winnipeg MB, R3T 2A4Telephone (204) 453-0391 

Access Advisory Committee Our goal is to provide opportunities to further investigate information on access issues for people with disabilities. City Council Building 510 Main St. Winnipeg, MB R3B 1B9Phone: 204-986-8345Fax: 204-275-2720TTY: 204-261-7424 E-mail:

Barrier Free Manitoba Every day, 170,000 Manitoba's with disabilities face barriers that prevent their full participation in activities most others take for granted. These barriers are in fundamental conflict with the basic rights of persons with disabilities established in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and in federal and provincial human rights codes.

Canadian Human Rights Commission 242-240 Graham Ave. Winnipeg, MB R3C 3R8 Phone: 204-983-2189TTY: 1-888-643-3304 

Community Unemployed Help Centre 501-275 Broadway, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 4M6 | Phone: 204-942-6556 | Fax: 204-947-9557 | Toll Free: 1-866-942-6556 | Email:

Council of Canadians with Disabilities 926-294 Portage Ave. Winnipeg, MB R3C 0B9 Phone: 204-947-0303 

Independent Living Resource Centre 311A-393 Portage Ave. Winnipeg, MB R3B 3H6 Phone: 204-947-0194 Fax: 204-943-6625 Toll-Free: 1-800-663-3043 

Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities  The MLPD is a united voice of people with disabilities, and their supporters, that promotes equal rights, full participation in society, and facilitates positive change through advocacy and public education.

The Manitoba Human Rights Commission 7th Floor - 175 Hargrave St. Winnipeg, MB R3C 3R8 Phone:204-945-3007 Fax:204-945-1292 Toll-Free:1-888-884-8681 TTY:204-945-3445  The Manitoba Human Rights Commission (Brandon)340 Ninth St. Brandon, MB R7A 6C2
Phone:204-726-6261 Fax:204-726-6035 Toll-Free:1-800-201-2551 TTY: 204-726-6152  The Manitoba Human Rights Commission (The Pas)2nd Floor - Otineka Mall, Box 2550 The Pas, MB R9A 1K5 Phone:204-627-8270 Fax:204-623-5404 Toll-Free:1-800-676-7084 TTY: 204-623-7892

Office of the Ombudsman - Manitoba Winnipeg:750-500 Portage Ave. Phone:204-982-9130 Fax:204-942-7803 Toll-Free:1-800-665-0531 Office of the Ombudsman - Manitoba Brandon:603 Scotia Towers - 1011 Rosser Ave. Brandon, MB R7A 0L5 Phone:204-571-5151 Fax:204-571-5157 Toll-Free:

The Fibromyalgia Support Group of Winnipeg Inc. The Fibromyalgia Support Group of Winnipeg Inc. offers education, supports the development of coping skills, and provides up-to-date information. It also aims to facilitate awareness and acceptance of Fibromyalgia within the medical community and the general public. 

First Nations with Disabilities Program  Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs Initiative 

Alzheimer Society of Canada is a not-for-profit Canadian health organization. The three levels of the Society national, provincial and local -- work together to form a nationwide network of services to help Canadians affected by Alzheimer Disease. 

Anxiety Disorders Association of Manitoba ADAM is a self-help, non-profit association committed to helping individuals who struggle with anxiety disorders. 

The Arthritis Society  Searching for the underlying causes and subsequent cures for arthritis, and promoting the best possible care and treatment for people with arthritis. Manitoba / Nunavut Division Office: #105-386 Broadway Winnipeg, MB R3C 3R6 Office Hours: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM  Tel: 204-942-4892 Fax: 204-942-4894 Arthritis Info line   1-800-321-1433

Canadian Association of the Deaf Protecting and promoting the rights, needs and concerns of Deaf Canadians.

Canadian Centre on Disability Studies is a consumer-directed, university affiliated center dedicated to research, education and information dissemination on disability issues. 

Canadian Down Syndrome Society is a national organization whose mission is to enhance the quality of life for all individuals who have Down syndrome through advocacy, education and providing information. 

The Canadian Hearing Society The Canadian Hearing Society is the leading provider of services, products and information that:

  • remove barriers to communication
  • advance hearing health
  • promote equity for people who are culturally Deaf, oral deaf, deafened and hard of hearing 

Canadian Mental Health Association exists to promote the mental health of all people and to serve mental health consumers, their families and friends. Founded in 1918, it is one of the oldest voluntary organizations in Canada. 

The Canadian National Institute for the Blind CNIB is a nationwide, community-based, registered charity committed to research, public education and vision health for all Canadians. CNIB provides the services and support necessary for people to enjoy a good quality of life while living with vision loss.

Canadian Paraplegic Association of Manitoba to assist persons with spinal cord injuries and other physical disabilities to achieve independence, self-reliance and full community participation. 

Canadian Paraplegic Association to assist persons with spinal cord injuries and other physical disabilities to achieve independence, self-reliance and full community participation. Canadian Paraplegic Association (Manitoba) Inc.  211-825 Sherbrook Street Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 1M5 For General Inquiries:Phone: 204-786-4753 Fax: 204-786-1140 Toll Free: 1-800-720-4933 (within Manitoba only) Email: 

The Cerebral Palsy Association of Canada The Cerebral Palsy Association of Manitoba is dedicated to enriching the  lives of individuals affected by Cerebral Palsy through programs,  advocacy, education and peer support.

Council of Canadians with Disabilities A leading voice of persons with disabilities in Canada. 

Deaf Canada Online Founded in 1997 and dedicated to providing reliable, fast and affordable web services to the Deaf Deafened and Hard of Hearing communities, their friends families and co-workers in Canada.  

The DEAF CULTURE CENTRE is a symbol of the Deaf community celebrating Deaf life. It is a public forum both historical and forward-looking. The Deaf Culture Centre is contemporary, a fun gathering place that is open to the public and rooted in the Deaf community. It provides education, culture, visual and performing arts.

DAWN - Disabled Women's Network Canada DAWN Canada is a national organization controlled by and comprised of women who self identify as women with disabilities. We are from all backgrounds and all disabilities. 

Complete Disability Resource Guide Disability often brings to mind wheelchairs and amputees on crutches. The scope of disability has changed throughout the years and so has the mindset on what constitutes a disabled person. Federal disability discrimination law states that disability is defined as a mental or physical affliction that to a large extent hinders at least one or even more of an individual’s important life actions.

First Nation disABILITY Office The First Nation disABILITY Office provides peer support, advocacy and referral services to First Nations persons living with visible and invisible disabilities within Manitoba.First Nation disABILITY Office305B-260 St. Mary Avenue Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 0M6(204) 953-0310Fax: (204) 953-0318 

The Learning Disabilities Association of Canada (LDAC) is a national, non-profit voluntary organization which was founded in 1963 and incorporated in 1971. The organization's mission is to be the national voice for persons with learning disabilities and those who support them. 

Manitoba Down Syndrome Society (MDSS) is an organization that provides support, information and opportunities for individuals with Down Syndrome, parents, professionals and other interested persons, to seek resolutions to issues of concern. 

Manitoba Speech and Hearing Association to ensure the provision of high quality speech-language pathology and audiology services by its members to persons with communication disorders and their families. 

Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities The MLPD is a membership-based organization representing the concerns of people with all types of disabilities in Manitoba. 

The Manitoba Division of the MS Society has been supporting research into multiple sclerosis and providing much-needed services and programs to people with MS and to their families since 1981. 

Manitoba Schizophrenia Society The Manitoba Schizophrenia Society works to alleviate the suffering caused by Schizophrenia. 

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada is a leader in making a daily difference for individuals and families living with the unpredictability of MS. 

Resource Centre for Manitobans who are Deaf-Blind  We exist to promote opportunities for independence, dignity and empowerment for adults in Manitoba who have become Deaf-Blind. We are committed to providing quality services that are consumer driven and responsive. Our services consist of adaptive /adjustment services that recognize the unique needs of Deaf-Blind people. We are committed to an informed and timely process, the provision of accessible service and the recognition of the individuality and differing needs within our target population. 

St. Amant Centre a resource and residential centre dedicated to providing care and services for Manitobans with developmental disabilities. 

Stroke Recovery Association of Manitoba Inc. (SAM) We offer direct service and programs to stroke people and family members. Our programs and activities are designed to assist stroke people to participate in community life to the maximum of their potential.