Workshop on Sexual Health and IDD

 Workshop on Sexual Health and IDD

CCDDA’s speaker series continues later this month with Dr. Margaret Newbury Jones, a sexual health expert for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

With 25+ years of experience in the disability field, Dr. Jones will lead an informative discussion on sexual health and answer all of your questions. This all-day thought-provoking event happens on Tuesday, January 28 at the Canad Inns Fort Garry in Winnipeg.

Bring your questions, curiosity, and an open mind!
Register today at


Community forums around Legal Capacity

Monica Schroeder at National Projects Coordinator works with Shelley Fletcher at PFC and they’re partnering with Inclusion Winnipeg and CACL to put together some community forums around Legal Capacity. They’re doing focus groups on the barriers to decision-making for people with an intellectual disability, specifically in the areas of Health, Finance and Community Support Services.
The forums will be in three communities:  Steinbach, Winnipeg and Brandon. At each location, we’ll be doing two focus groups, one with professionals in these areas and families and another with self-advocates.  

Compassionate Care Course 

In partnership with Winnserv and Cropo Funeral Chapel, Palliative Manitoba provides a Compassionate Care Course for support workers assisting people with disabilities. Please register in Registration Form.

Block Building Therapies Upcoming Workshop

Block Building Therapies are promoting their new workshop this April which features Tim Feeney – he will be presenting on Supporting Individuals with Challenging Behaviours.  Please find detail and register here.

The 2020 Positive Approaches Institute with Dr. David Pitonyak

Registration is now open for the 2020 Positive Approaches Institute with Dr. David Pitonyak. David brings his experience and knowledge in a nine day learning experience that will shift the way you approach people who exhibit what is describes as “difficult” behavior. David will deliver the Positive Approaches Institues for the final time in Winnipeg.

Key dates:

Week one: May 18- May 22
Week two: June 15- June 19
Early bird deadline: March 20th (10% discount)
Deadline: May 9


Canadian Mennonite University
550 Shadtsbury Boulevard
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Registration information:

Call: 204-786-1414

**registration form link here**

ELEVATE: Board Training

We are proud to partner with SARC in offering the ELEVATE program to our member agencies. This training is geared to Board Members. ELEVATE is a comprehensive online program that can be taken individually or as a group. This is an excellent opportunity to supplement your knowledge of governance best practices and the various roles and responsibilities of Board Directors.

Members of Abilities Manitoba can purchase a one year ELEVATE subscription for $787.50 plus GST (a savings of almost $100) by using Promo code ABMAN2018 at the time of registration to receive your special rate.

If your organization chooses to renew its annual subscription, a 20% discount for return customers will be applied – meaning you can renew your ELEVATE license for $630.00.

Learn more about building exceptional Board expertise and register, by visiting:

Select other CBO as the type. Make sure to use the promo code ABMAN2018 to receive the discount.

Once registered, the log-in portal is

SARC Learning Central – Administering the ELEVATE Program Guide