Manitoba Resources

There are many organizations in Manitoba dedicated to supporting individuals with an intellectual disability.  We have highlighted a variety of organizations and would be happy to provide further assistance in finding additional resources.

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A NEW Manitoba Resource - The Digital Lending Library is a new initiative of Innovative Life Options to help people with an intellectual disability to overcome the digital divide.

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Abilities Manitoba is a network of agencies that exists to foster excellence in services for people with intellectual disabilities.
Abilities Manitoba

ASDMB provides numerous links to websites that provide resources and information regarding Autism Spectrum Disorder

Asperger Manitoba Inc. (AMI) grew out of a support group for parents of adults with Asperger Syndrome who recognized the need for increased awareness, understanding and ongoing supports, specific to the needs of adults with Asperger Syndrome living and working successfully within the community.

Barrier Free Manitoba - Creator and advocate of the 5+ year community advocacy effort to secure the development and passage of the Landmark Accessibility for Manitobans Act
Home | Barrier Free Manitoba (

Cerebral Palsy Association - Community Living Manitoba is dedicated to the full inclusion of persons of all ages who live with an intellectual disability. Living, working and learning in an inclusive community means that all people — including those with an intellectual disability — have a variety of opportunities to contribute to their communities.
Cerebral Palsy Association

Cerebral Palsy Association of Manitoba - CPAM offers information, referral, support, advocacy and use of its library to anyone affected with CP or to those interested in or working with people affected by CP.
The Cerebral Palsy Association of Manitoba

Continuity Care works in partnership with families, communities, government and service providers to effectively and compassionately assist people with disabilities and their families who might be asking, "What will happen to my child after I'm gone?"

The Family Advocacy Network (FAN) of Manitoba is a network of parents, family members, and caregivers of people, both children and adults, with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Family Advocacy Network (FAN) of Manitoba (

Inclusion Westman is a voluntary not-for-profit organization committed to enriching the lives of people who live with an intellectual disability in the Westman region by promoting their full inclusion in the community.
Inclusion Westman – Enriching the lives of those who live with an intellectual disability

Inclusion Winnipeg works to enhance the lives of people living with an intellectual disability, support families, and advance their human rights and inclusion in the community.
Inclusion Winnipeg - For People with Intellectual Disabilities

Journey of Support Manual: A Direct Support Provider Action Guide to provide orientation, information and resources to assist the Direct Support Provider or Disability Support Worker in supporting individuals with a disability and his or her family.
Province of Manitoba | fs - Journey of Support Manual (

Manitoba Down Syndrome Society is a non-profit organization that provides support, information and opportunities for individuals with Down Syndrome, parents, professionals and other interested persons.
MDSS | Manitoba Down Syndrome Society

People First of Manitoba is a self-advocate run organization that stands up for the rights of people labelled with an intellectual disability.
People First of Manitoba - People First of Manitoba is the voice of Manitobans' labelled with an intellectual disability. (

Province of Manitoba –Community Living disABILITY Services supports eligible adults with intellectual disabilities in Manitoba to live good and satisfying lives in their communities.
Province of Manitoba | fs - Community Living disABILITY Services (

RCC/SSCY Family Network has developed a brand new parent support group called SSCY Parent to Parent Café. The goal of this group is to build a community of support and facilitate an opportunity for parents to get to know other parents.

Innovative LIFE Options
4-120 Maryland Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba,
Canada R3G 1L1
Ph: 204-772-3557
Toll Free: 1-866-516-5445
Fax: 204-784-4816
Innovative LIFE Options is a non-profit organization that promotes self-directed living in Manitoba through three unique support options, In the Company of Friends, Options for Services and the Community Navigator. Our mission is to present people with an intellectual disability the opportunity to direct their best lives.


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