A connecting point between the compassionate and Winnipeg’s less fortunate, Siloam Mission is a Christian humanitarian organization that alleviates hardships and provides opportunities for change for those affected by homelessness. One of their programs, Building Futures is a vocational rehabilitation program, designed for individuals using our services who require assistance securing fulfilling, sustainable employment.
Enabling Access Inc. has established a working partnership with Siloam Mission to donate occupational therapy assessment services to participants in the Building Futures program who require cognitive and psycho-emotional assessments that outline possible physical, cognitive and psychosocial issues that may require treatment or workplace accommodation. Our assessments and reports will help Building Futures program staff to match the individual to appropriate work and guide vocational accommodations and support, as they transition into the workplace.
For over 20 Years Marnie Courage has been passionate about increasing the accessibility of services and environments in Manitoba. Enabling Access is a proud supporter of Barrier-Free Manitoba, a non-partisan, non-profit, cross-disability initiative that was formed in 2008. They believed that the time had come for the Province of Manitoba to enact strong and effective legislation that requires the removal of existing barriers and prevents the creation of new ones. Barrier-Free Manitoba launched and sustained a 5+ year campaign to secure this legislation. The landmark Accessibility for Manitobans Act (AMA) was passed with all party, all member support in the Manitoba Legislature in December 2013.
We are also a supporter of Abilities Manitoba a coalition of agencies who support people with intellectual disabilities who joint efforts are shaping our government's equitable policies and laws.
We have been working with the Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities to help organizations meet their obligations under the AMA. 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.