We are looking for YOU!

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If you are curious about people, passionate about quality services and have always put people at ease, we are looking for you!

As part of the upcoming Personal Outcome Measures pilot project we are hiring two people!  The successful candidates will be trained as Certified Interviewers/Trainers in the use of Personal Outcome Measures and will spend a year interviewing people with intellectual disabilities along with those that love and support them. We think this is a pretty cool opportunity! Find out more in the Quality Specialist Posting. Closes November 19th, 2019. 

Pilot Project launches with release of Expression of Interest

Each journey starts with a single step! We hope you will join us on this new journey!

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We are so pleased to release the Expression of Interest to all service providers funded by CLdS within Manitoba for participation in an upcoming pilot project. This pilot will evaluate the use of Personal Outcome Measures as an effective outcome measurement tool within Manitoba. Communication will be sent out over the next couple of days directly to each organization to ensure that all service providers are given the opportunity to participate! 

It is exciting to be moving forward to this next Phase of the Quality Framework project work. More information about the Phase one of the Quality Framework can be found in the Final Report .

 

Quick Quality Framework Update

After a whirlwind tour of Manitoba, all the Quality Framework presentations are now complete! A huge thank you to those that came out to a session. The conversations were hugely valuable in informing next steps and shape the way forward. Watch for a summary of the feedback we heard as we visited different communities soon! 

The pilot project will now start in November, with hiring and selection of organizations beginning in September. The project will include working with 5-6 organizations to utilize Personal Outcome Measures over the course of a year. Watch for an expression of interest coming out in late summer! 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Leanne at 204-791-9319 or qa@abilitiesmanitoba.org

 

The Quality Framework Project is going back on the road!

Quality Framework for Community Living DisABILITY Services

Community Consultation Plan

In October 2017, the Department of Families and Abilities Manitoba entered into a partnership to improve how we understand and measure quality of life and the services provided by Community Living DisABILITY Service (CLDS) funded agencies. To help with the development of a quality framework, we asked the following questions:

    1. What does a good life look like? What outcomes are present when people with disabilities (or any of us) are living a good life?
    2. How do we know when people are living a good life? How do we measure or discover this in a consistent way?
    3. What do we need to do to support people to live a good life?  What standards need to be met to ensure this is the case?
    4. What tools will help service providers improve their services or help people in the best way possible? How do we continue to build capacity and encourage growth for all service providers?

In the winter of 2018, we visited communities throughout the Province to gather perspectives on these questions. At that time, we promised to return to these communities to share what we learned and how we hope to move forward together.  We are doing this in June!

Want to learn more?

  • Attend a presentation near where you live. We will be visiting seven different areas of the Province to share our results with people receiving services, their families and service providers. Locations and dates of sessions are here: Schedule of Quality Framework Presentations . Registration is free at abilitiesmanitoba.org/events . Just click on the date and presentation that’s right for you!
  • Read the final report. A report on what we learned and how we hope to move forward is available by following the following link: Quality Framework Final Report
  • Review and comment on the Leading Practice Guidelines. You can read the draft Leading Practice Guidelines and provide input at the following link: Leading Practice Guidelines

Need help to register? Require ASL translation or other accommodations? Call Leanne at 204-791-9319 or Email: qa@abilitiesmanitoba.org

Note: Registrations will be taken until the maximum number of participants for each presentation has been reached. If your plans change and you are no longer able to make the meeting, please let us know so that others wishing to attend can be notified.

Leading Practice Guidelines released for review and feedback

Thank you for interest in the Leading Practice Guidelines. The guidelines reflect the current understanding on best practice in service delivery. They were developed through a partnership with Abilities Manitoba and the Department of Families. Continue reading “Leading Practice Guidelines released for review and feedback”

The Possibility Post: To Listen…

Over the past couple of months, we have embarked on a Province wide road trip to talk to people with disabilities, their families and the people who provide services to them. It has been a rich and profound experience to have people share their hopes, ideas and stories with us as we have gone to the different regions of the Province.
Continue reading “The Possibility Post: To Listen…”