Community Education and Training

We provide the following workshops:

For organizations like:

Organizations that have received training include:

Disability Awareness

The disability awareness workshop is designed as a cross-disability introduction that will increase sensitivity and facilitate communication in your interactions with people with disabilities. An example of topics that may be included in the Disability Awareness workshop includes: types of disability, current statistics, concepts of disability, barriers, assistive devices, proper language use, and effective communication techniques.

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The Intersection of Culture & Disability

This workshop will focus on disability from the perspective of other cultures by examining values and practices of various cultures as they related to disability and explore some of the challenges that immigrants and refugees experience as they try to navigate social services in Manitoba. There will be an emphasis on effective cross-cultural communication and relationship building skills.

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Deaf Culture and the Deaf Community

Through this workshop, participants will learn about common myths and misconceptions related to Deaf people and their community, understand how American Sign Language (ASL) differs from English, learn how to work with ASL/English and Deaf Interpreters and other effective communication techniques.

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Inclusion in a Recreation Setting

In this session, participants will learn how to adapt activities to ensure inclusion and maximize the participation of all individuals. Participants will explore key elements of inclusive recreation, the process of finding appropriate accommodations, on-going assessment of accessibility, and considerations of activities, location, and needs of the individual.

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Customized workshops based on request

Training can consist of either a standard workshop session or a session customized to meet the needs and training goals of a specific organization. Sessions are generally delivered to small groups (approximately 20 -25 people) to allow for more interaction between participants and greater opportunities to incorporate hands-on learning exercises.

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Accessible Customer Service Standard Workshop

The Society for Manitobans with Disabilities will be offering several in-person workshops to help businesses and organizations train their staff on the requirements of the new Accessible Customer Service Standard.

All businesses and organizations need to train staff and volunteers about the accessible customer service standard. It’s the law in Manitoba. Registered participants will receive a certificate stating that they have attended the Accessible Customer Service Standard training.

Location 1: 825 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg Manitoba, Room 203
Cost: $30/person
Space is limited. Registration required.

Upcoming workshop dates and times:

Wed, Apr 24 (10 AM - Noon)
Wed, Jun 12 (10 AM - Noon)

To register and for additional details or to request accessibility accommodations (two weeks notice required) please contact Heather at 204-975-3100 or 1-866-282-8041 or hhiscock@smd.mb.ca

Location 2: World Trade Centre Winnipeg (219 Provencher Blvd) - 2nd Floor, National Bank Room
Presenter:
Heather Hiscock, Society for Manitobans with Disabilities
Cost: $30/person
Space is limited. Registration required.

Upcoming workshop dates and times:

Fall Dates TBA

To Inquire or Register Please Contact

Heather Hiscock
Community Inclusion and Support Services
825 Sherbrook Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 1M5
Tel: (204) 975-3100 or 1-866-282-8041
Fax: (204) 975-3073
Email: hhiscock@smd.mb.ca