11-year old’s passion for sledge hockey started with help from the Society of Manitobans with Disabilities – Winnipeg

11-year old’s passion for sledge hockey started with help from the Society of Manitobans with Disabilities - Winnipeg

When you live in a city fueled by a passion for hockey, it’s no surprise many children enjoy getting onto the ice. Paul Hamm, 11, loves watching the Winnipeg Jets. “He is a hockey nut,” said Melanie Hamm, Paul’s mom. “He actually knows every statistic and every player and we thought this was a way […]

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City of Winnipeg pilot project could lift time limit on handicapped parking – Winnipeg

City of Winnipeg pilot project could lift time limit on handicapped parking - Winnipeg

The City of Winnipeg is looking at a new plan that would make downtown parking for people with disabilities a little easier. The Winnipeg Parking Authority has recommended a pilot project that would allow people with valid handicap parking permits to stay in certain on-street paid parking spaces beyond time restrictions. The Executive Police Committee (EPC) […]

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Winnipeg model with a disability selected for cover of US mag Pin-Up Life – Winnipeg

Dottie St. Laurent.

For photographer Mark Bilash, a chance encounter in a local Facebook group led to a series of unexpectedly inspiring shoots. Bilash – whose Vintage and Vogue Photography specializes in vintage themes and styles, like 1950s pin-ups and the ‘old Hollywood’ look of the 1940s – told 680 CJOB a post from a model with a disability […]

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Disability support staff in Manitoba battling for pay hike amid cutbacks – Winnipeg

Spectators at the International Day for Persons With Disabilities celebration at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights on Monday morning.

A disabled Manitoban requiring support can expect to receive care from around 770 different people in their lifetime. Support staff who work with people with disabilities say their wages need to go up, in order to provide stability for their clients. “Right now, people who provide support often work two or three jobs so they […]

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SMD program helps child with cerebral palsy walk to his mother, give her a hug – Winnipeg

SMD program helps child with cerebral palsy walk to his mother, give her a hug - Winnipeg

One of the Society for Manitobans with Disabilities 2017/2018 Ambassadors, Caleb McKague, is on the move with help from SMD’s Assistive Technologies Program. When Caleb was born, he suffered a brain injury and severe seizures. He was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, affecting all four limbs. Caleb’s mother, Cindy McKague, is grateful for everything SMD has done […]

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