Participating Organizations

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Asperger Manitoba Incorporated
AMI grew out of a parent support group for parents of adults with Asperger's Syndrome in response to the need for understanding and ongoing support for Asperger adults to live and work within society. Today, the group aims to increase public awareness of Asperger's Syndrome and to work toward improving the quality and level of services available to persons with AS.

Autism Society Manitoba
Autism Society Manitoba is an organization formed in the early 1970s by a group of parents of autistic children, getting together for support and information sharing. Today, ASM offers assistance to families and individuals living with ASD in the areas of social skills groups, family events, peer support and adult advisory groups.

Canadian Celiac Association, Manitoba Chapter
The Canadian Celiac Association is the national voice for people who are adversely affected by gluten, and is dedicated to improving diagnosis and quality of life.  The vision of the organization is "the gluten problem: Found. Treated. Cured".  The Manitoba is located in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  It provides support to people with Celiac in the south-eastern and northern parts of the province, including the city of Winnipeg and surrounding area.

Canadian Hard of Hearing Association – Manitoba Chapter
The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (CHHA) is a non profit, self-help consumer advocate organization run by and for persons who are hard of hearing. The mission of CHHA Manitoba Chapter is to raise public awareness concerning issues that relate to hearing loss, to ensure that consumers with hearing loss understand how to have their needs met, and to promote their integration and full participation in Canadian society.

Council of Women of Winnipeg
The Council is a nonpartisan, nonsectarian network of organizations and individuals of diverse interests networking to pursue work of common interest where the stability of the family and the welfare of the community are concerned. Membership does not imply agreement with policies of the other groups.  The Council is 120 years young in 2014.

DisAbled Women's Network (DAWN) Manitoba Inc
DAWN aims to end the poverty, isolation, discrimination and violence experienced by women with disabilities and works to ensure disabled women get the services and supports they need, have access to opportunities that non-disabled people take for granted, and have freedom of choice in all aspects of life.

Fibromyalgia Support Group of Winnipeg, Inc.
Sponsors and promotes education programs and services to all persons with Fibromyalgia, their families and friends, physicians and health care professionals and the general public. Promotes and sponsors scientific and clinical research as to the causes, treatments and cure of Fibromyalgia Syndrome.

Friends of Dyslexia
The mission of Friends of Dyslexia Inc. is to assist people and enhance their ability to overcome their challenges through financial support for assessment, tutoring, and technologies.  We are committed to ensure facilities providing services meet regulated standards.

Huntington Society of Canada - Winnipeg Chapter 
The Huntington Society of Canada is a national network of volunteers and professionals working together to find new treatments and, ultimately, a cure for Huntington disease; and to improve the quality of life of individuals with Huntington disease and their families.

Manitoba Brain Injury Association, Inc.
The Manitoba Brain Injury Association helps individuals and families affected by brain injury to cope by offering support, education and advocacy. We also work to prevent brain injuries through public awareness initiatives and educational programming.

Manitoba Down Syndrome Society
The Manitoba Down Syndrome Society provides support, information and opportunities to individuals with Down syndrome at all stages of life, parents, professionals and other interested persons.

Manitoba Rett Syndrome Association
MRSA's main mission is to create awareness and improve understanding of Rett Syndrome and to advocate for the needs of individuals with Rett syndrome and their families.  We support parents, caregivers, physicians, and other interested agencies and professionals in furthering the management of Rett syndrome within Manitoba.  Rett syndrome is a rare genetic or hereditary neurodevelopmental disorder noted almost exclusively in girls.  It is characterized by the loss of speech, motor skills and hand use, coupled with distinctive stereotypical hand movements.

Muscular Dystrophy Canada
Muscular Dystrophy Canada’s is committed to improving the quality of life for Canadians living with neuromuscular disorders and funding leading research for the discovery of therapies and cures for neuromuscular disorders.  They strive to ensure that people with neuromuscular disorders lead full and engaged lives by providing services that increase mobility and encourage independence.  They also increase the awareness of neuromuscular disorders and their implications amongst Canadians to motivate changes in social policy at a national level.

Post-Polio Network Manitoba Inc.
This organization serves as a support group and information centre for polio survivors throughout Manitoba, especially those suffering from Post-Polio Syndrome. It works to acquaint the medical community and those responsible for government services as to the nature and extent of the problems associated with the late effects of polio. The membership includes polio survivors, their families, and health care professionals.

Provincial Council of Women of Manitoba
PCWM is a federation of organizations and individuals who act in the public interest for the well being of individuals, families and communities. Through advocacy, education and research, Council promotes laws and programs that advance gender equality, environmental sustainability, human rights, peace and democracy.

Winnipeg Ostomy Association
The Winnipeg Ostomy Association, Inc (WOA), is affiliated with the United Ostomy Association of Canada, Inc., (UOAC) a volunteer-based health organization dedicated to assisting people who have had or will have intestinal or urinary tract diversions by providing emotional support, instructional and information services, support to the family unit, and by promoting the services of the organization to public and professional communities.