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June 14, 2018. Home Modifications - Building Accessible Futures

Viscount Gort Hotel, 1670 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg. 9 am - 12 pm  

Description: This is a technical symposium for professional home renovators and designers. Marnie Courage, Inclusive Design Consultant with Enabling Access will provide an introduction to the levels of residential accessibility, national initiatives in the area of Home Modifications and how renovators, designers, and occupational therapists can effectively work together with residents to create safe and accessible environments.  Pat Acquisto, from Pro Accessibility Ltd. in Toronto, is an accessibility builder and consultant who will be sharing considerations for designing and constructing home renovations and modifications that allow people to Age In Place and create inclusive spaces for people with disabilities. Participants will gain an understanding of the technical challenges faced when renovating or creating accessible bathrooms, kitchens, and entrances. Project samples and expert tips will be shared and products that improve residential accessibility will be showcased by our exhibitors. This Home Modification Symposium has been accepted by the Manitoba Home Builders Association for 3 hours of professional development credit.

                                                                  Speaker Profile

Pat Acquisto is an accomplished contractor and homebuilder and has been involved in the construction industry since 1999. After recognizing a need for quality contractors and construction in the accessibility industry, Pat took it upon himself to bridge the gap between healthcare and contractors. As a result, he has dedicated the last 12 years exclusively catering to seniors and individuals with accessibility needs.  He is the founder and president of Pro Accessibility Ltd., a renowned company based in Toronto, Canada that specializes in the design, modification, and building of homes and workplaces for people with disabilities or physical limitations. 

Pat’s mission is to eliminate the barriers that these individuals face in their daily life and to create environments that are safe and fully accessible. Some of Pat’s certifications include Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) as well as a Building Accessible Excellence Accessor (Excellence Canada). He is also recognized by March of Dimes Canada as an A+ Accessibility Advantage contractor. Pat is a proud member of CAOT-Canadian Association of Occupational Therapist as well as a Board Member of the Canadian Home Builders Association (Home Modification Program).


October 19, 2017

Marnie Courage presented "Accessible Real Estate: New Laws. New Opportunities" at REALTOR Reset Conference. 






April 13th, 2016

Marnie Courage is presenting "Exploring Workplace Accommodation and Modification"


February 2nd and 3rd, 2016

Marnie Courage is presenting a half day session: "Musculoskeletal Prevention Tool Kit for Construction Managers"


January 21, and 22nd, 2015

Marnie Courage is presenting  "Safety Considerations for the Aging Worker"

Safety Considerations for the Aging Worker


February 4th and 5th

Marnie Courage is Presenting "Post-offer Pre-employment Testing in Construction"

Construction Conference


October 22 & 23rd 2013

Marnie Courage is Presenting - Preparing for Accessible Workplaces 




Jun. 06, 2013

Marnie Courage is Presenting 1/2 day workshop "Office Ergonomic Assessment Best Practices"


1/2 day workshop

8:45 a.m. to 12:00 Noon

Location: QNET - Suite 660, 175 Hargrave Street, Winnipeg



January 23 and 24th, 2013

Marnie Courage is Presenting "Preventing Injuries Prior to Hire- Post-offer Pre-employment Testing"

Safety Services




October 22nd and 23rd, 2012

Marnie Courage is presenting "Integrated Ergonomics- Connecting HR, H&S and Disability Management in Preventing Workplace Injuries."

HRMAM's Two Day Conference


June 6-9th 2012-  Official Launch of our Adapted Yoga-Sit, Stand or Wheel DVD! Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists Conference 2012

Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists Conference


May 1, 2012- Marnie Courage is is Presenting 

"Creating an Effective Ergonomics Program for your Workplace"                                                                                     

MFL Occupational Health Centre



ored by MLF Occupational Health Centre  

Public presentation 9:00-10:00, rm 103, 275 Broadway, Winnipeg.  



April 25th and 26th 2012- Come visit us at our booth!


Canadian Conference on Developmental Disabilities & Autism


January 18 &19, 2012

Marnie Courage is presenting "Integrated Ergonomics- Connecting HR, H&S and Disability Management"

Safety Services


May 18, 2011- Marnie Courage is Conference Speaker 

Presentation "Ergonomics of Safe Client Lifting and Handling"

The Canadian Conference on Developmental Disabilities and Autism



January 19 & 20

Marnie Courage is Presentating "Refining your Injury Prevention Policies and Procedures" 

Safe Work Conference 2011

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