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February 16, 2022

Province Investing $775,000 in Projects Aimed at Promoting Inclusiveness

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Funding Supports Recommendations in Vulnerable Persons Living with a Mental Disability Task Force Report: Squires

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The Manitoba government is providing $100,000 to Inclusion Winnipeg to deliver training on person-centred planning to the disability support sector, as well as establishing a $675,000 expression of interest process to select a community organization to develop peer-support programs for families and increase the use of assisted decision-making among vulnerable Manitobans, Families Minister Rochelle Squires announced today.

The funding is in response to the final report titled Pathways to Dignity: Rights, safeguards, planning and Decision Making completed by the Vulnerable Persons Living with a Mental Disability Task Force, released in December 2021. The report made recommendations in 16 theme areas to improve the lives of adults with intellectual disabilities. The department also released an implementation plan at that time.

“Our government remains committed to implementing the task force recommendations. We encourage the entire community to play an active role in promoting inclusiveness in our society,” said Squires. “We are pleased to support these projects that will help build the independence of adults with intellectual disabilities and support their ability to live in the community, with the support of friends and family.”

Task force recommendations include the creation of pilot projects and the provision of funding to community organizations to support people with intellectual disabilities and their families.

“This significant investment reflects the government’s genuine desire to enhance the quality of life for thousands of Manitobans,” said Janet Forbes, executive director, Inclusion Winnipeg. “We look forward to collaborating with service delivery agencies throughout the province to build capacity to be responsive to people’s dreams and preferences for how their lives unfold.”

For more information on Inclusion Winnipeg, visit: and to view the Expression of Interest visit:

To view the report, visit:



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