Missions, Visions, Values


Society for Manitobans with Disabilities

SMD has existed in various forms since the late 1940s. Today, the SMD family includes a head office in Winnipeg as well as six regional offices throughout Manitoba that provide services and support to people with disabilities in rural areas. SMD is also affiliated with national organizations such as Easter Seals Canada.

Each of the five members of the SMD family has its own specific role to play in SMD’s non-profit operations:


At SMD, the core operating principles that determine our direction are centered around the people we serve.

Our operating principles dictate that:

Our actions are also rooted in the values that are most important to us as a non-profit organization serving Manitobans with disabilities. At SMD, we value: