Abilities Manitoba Position Statement on Community Inclusion

Abilities Manitoba is a network of agencies that offer a variety of services (advocacy, day, employment, residential, and respite) to individuals with intellectual disabilities. We work together to advocate for funding and services on behalf of the people we support and their families.


Abilities Manitoba supports individuals with intellectual disabilities to participate fully in their communities and to live as equal citizens. Based on principles of Abilities Manitoba, we believe all people can live and take part in their community with person-centred supports. Our member agencies are actively involved in supporting people in the most enabling community options. As an organization, we strongly support them in their work.


We are strong supporters of the Vulnerable Persons Act and are working to promote and protect the rights of individuals with intellectual disabilities to make independent or, as needed, supported decisions. Our members provide a wide range of community based services and as an organization we are working to strengthen the system.