June 20, 2017
We met with the Premier today to present him with artwork on Human Rights. Along with our partners at Barrier Free Manitoba, Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities and Canadian Mental Health Association we had a most productive and successful meeting. This meeting came as a result of the collective art installation compiled last December 3 at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Several hundred people came together to celebrate International Day of Person’s with Disabilities and self-advocates spoke powerfully about their experiences in relation to the Charter of Human Rights.
Premeir Pallister spoke about people with disabilities and that they’d been largely ignored by the goverment for many years. He thanks all who work in community for their advocacy work and spoke of the critical need for advocacy. We are proud of our members and the work and advocacy they take on daily to contribute to a stronger province. A very successful day!