About Us

 Mission, Vision, and Values Statements

Mission Statement

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

Vision Statement

Together we can create a province where all Manitobans value the quality of life of people with intellectual disabilities, and the partnership between communities, governments, families, and agencies that support them.


  • Community Participation: We need community participation to make inclusion, choice, and respect for all people a reality.
  • Respect: The people we support are deserving of qualified staff. Member agencies must comply with all pertinent legislation such as the Vulnerable Persons Act, Human Rights, and all others to ensure all persons are treated equitably.
  • Human Rights: We promote the interests, rights, and freedoms of supported individuals in member agencies.
  • Transparency: Member agencies will be respectful of and accountable to the people they serve, employees, funders/government, and the community at large.
  • Not-For-Profit: Services provided to the people we support will be not-for-profit.
  • Natural Supports: We recognize the value and contribution of natural supports for people with intellectual disabilities.

Our Goals

  1. To promote the interests of Manitobans with intellectual disabilities and the supports necessary to realize their chosen lives in their community.
  2. To act as a provincial body on behalf of members, promote member concerns to government, and represent members to relevant planning bodies.
  3. To strive for optimum service standards, advocate for the resources necessary to achieve those standards, and promote a shared code of ethics for all members.
  4. To facilitate the sharing of information and resources, both between members and with other interested parties.