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Increase in Funding to the Accessibility Program

On December 18, 2007 Winnipeg City Council adopted a recommendation from the Access Advisory Committee to increase funding for the City-Wide Accessibility Program by $100,000 (from $250,000 to $350,000) for 2008.

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On December 18, 2007 Winnipeg City Council adopted a recommendation from the Access Advisory Committee to increase funding for the City-Wide Accessibility Program by $100,000 (from $250,000 to $350,000) for 2008.


The Accessibility Program assists City Councillors and staff to address existing and reported accessibility issues in City of Winnipeg built environments. This initiative was originally established by City Council in December 2002. The program was the follow up action to the AAC-led Accessibility Audit of the downtown.


Program goals are: to improve the accessibility of existing Civic buildings and outside environments to provide comfortable and equitable services to the citizens and visitors of Winnipeg; and, to provide a safe and accessible workplace to attract a more diverse and representative workforce.


Program dollars are distributed after approval by a selection committee consisting of representatives from Internal Services, Public Works, Planning Property and Development, Community Services and the Access Advisory Committee.


Committee Mandate

  • Advise the Mayor and Council on present and future status of the City of Winnipeg's information, properties, and services accessible for persons with disabilities to the benefit of all citizens.
  • Review and monitor all accessibility as they pertain to the City of Winnipeg's properties.
  • Advise and make recommendations to City Council regarding unresolved accessibility issues related to City properties.
  • Communicate with the citizens of Winnipeg about their concerns as they relate to public access of City properties.
  • Inform all citizens of initiatives of the City as well as accomplishments and achievements with respect to access and universal design.
  • Educate all City departments about access issues as they relate to employment and public access.
  • Identify projects which encourage enthusiasm and involvement of the community, government and business in making Winnipeg universally accessible.