Disability affects the lives of many Manitobans. According to Canadian Survey on Disability, in 2017 25% of Manitobans have a disability. This number will continue to grow as our population ages.
On December 5th, 2013, The Accessibility for Manitoban Act (AMA) was passed to provide a clear, proactive method to identify, prevent and remove barriers to accessibility.
The Accessibility Standards are to be developed over the next several years and will address barriers and requirements in five key areas:
· Customer Service Standard (in effect as of November 1, 2018)
· Information and Communication
· Employment (will be in effect as of May 2022)
· Design of Public Spaces
· Statement of commitment
The Rossburn Municipality is committed to ensuring equal access and participation for all people, regardless of their abilities. We are committed to treating all people in a way that allows them to maintain their dignity and independence. We believe in inclusion.
Under the authority of The Accessibility for Manitobans Act, Rossburn Municipality strives to identify, remove, and prevent barriers to accessibility, which will enhance service standards for all citizens and visitors.
We will continue to attempt to meet the requirements of the AMA and will review and update our current plan in December 2022.
This document is available in alternate formats, on request such as digital, hardcopy, large print and in French. Please contact the Rossburn Municipality by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 204-859-2779.
Feedback is welcome.