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May 27, 2013
Manitoba Access Awareness Week

2013 Events Calendar

The Province of Manitoba has proclaimed June 2 to 8, 2013, Manitoba Access Awareness Week (MAAW).  MAAW raises awareness of the barriers people with disabilities face that impact their full participation in society and promotes the removal of these barriers.  We do this by celebrating people with disabilities, organizations and businesses that are providing leadership in making Manitoba a more inclusive society.  For more information about MAAW and Manitoba’s disability organizations, come visit us in the Foyer of the Legislative Building throughout MAAW.

Disability accommodations available, upon request.

May 29, 2013

Join CNIB’s Day of Engagement

Time: May 29th, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Place: 1080 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg
Contact:: For more information, contact by phone at:  204-774-5421 or by email at:

Join thousands of Canadians from coast to coast and take part in CNIB's Day of Engagement in celebration of Vision Health Month: Wear your favourite shades to protect your eyes from the sun.

May 29 to June 1, 2013

Canadian Library Association Conference and Tradeshow

Time: May 29th, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.; May 30th, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and, May 31st, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 
Place: Winnipeg Convention Centre, 375 York Ave, Winnipeg
Cost: $10.00, with lunch provided between 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Contact:: For more information, contact by phone at: 1-800-252-9998 or email at:

The Canadian Library Association Trade Show premier event for the library and information community offers a unique opportunity to view the latest products and services related to library services, publishing and technology.

May 31, 2013

Ability Axis Presents: Richard Pimental

Place: Victoria Inn, 1808 Wellington Avenue, Winnipeg
Cost: Full Day $155 / Half Day $90
Website: For more information, see: or contact Deb Clark by phone at: 204-487-0307 or email at:

Mr. Pimental is a renowned consultant, keynote speaker, and professional trainer. He has the well-earned reputation for being North America's premier speaker on disability and employment issues and is credited for producing enduring changes in American corporate culture. 

A.M.: "Demystifying Diversity and Disability: What we don't know, what we think we know, and what we want to know"

P.M.: "Working with Employers: Bridging to the Workforce"

May 31, 2013

MLPD Forum on Manitoba Housing Non-Smoking Pilot Project

Time: Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Place: ILRC, Third Floor, Portage Place 311A - 393 Portage Avenue 
Contact: For more information, contact Mel Graham by phone at: (204) 832-8414 or by email at:

Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities (MLPD) is hosting a discussion forum on a pilot project of Manitoba Housing to provide options for people who want to live in a smoke-free environment


For further information, please contact:

Colleen Watters, MAAW Coordinator
Tel:  204-945-5304


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