David Lepofsky on Human and Accessibility Rights

June 7, 2017 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Canadian Museum for Human Rights
105 Waterfront Dr
Winnipeg, MB R3C

Barrier-Free Manitoba is hosting a public session called “Realizing the Power and Promise of Accessibility-Rights Legislation: Lessons from Ontario’s Struggles”.

The session will feature a keynote presentation by David Lepofsky, one of Canada’s leading disability rights advocates, on the hard won lessons he and others from Ontario’s disability communities have learned about working to ensure the full and timely implemention of the historic 2005 Accessibility for Ontarians With Disabilities Act (AODA).

The event is FREE but, due to limited space, you must register in advance.

David has long been one of Canada’s leading disability rights advocates. He worked to ensure that disabilities were included in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms some 35 years ago and he spearheaded the effort to secure passage of the historic 2005 Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). He now applies his considerable expertise and energies to ensuring the full and timely implementation of the AODA and the passage of a strong and effective federal Canadians with Disabilities Act. He is also active in supporting advocates from other provinces in their work to secure accessibility-rights legislation.

David is a captivating and compelling speaker. His presentations offer hard truths with an incredible mix of humour and inspiration.

To avoid disappointment, please register early using one of two options:

1) Register on line via Eventbrite at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/promise-of-accessibility-rights-legislation-lessons-from-ontario-tickets-34118968754

2) Register by phone by calling Brenda Deamel (at SCE LifeWorks) during work week hours at 204.775.9402