Manitoba Possible Celebrates Pride
Manitoba Possible
by Manitoba Possible
1M ago
Pride is more than a celebration; it's a statement. Approximately one in four 2SLGBTQ+ individuslas identifies as having a disability, yet they are often left out of pride events and discussions about queerness. We took part in Pride celebrations in Winnipeg and Dauphin, reaffirming our commitment to creating an inclusive and accessible society for all. Our team partnered with Cerebral Palsy Association of Manitoba to build an accessible float inspired by New York’s underground disco era and donned custom-designed t-shirts by local artist Charis Lisakowski. Celebrating intersectionality isn't ..read more
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Hannah Yang Releases Children’s Book
Manitoba Possible
by Manitoba Possible
2M ago
Manitoba Possible Ambassador, Hannah Yang, publishes her first book, The Magical Runner. Through the support of the Shine Foundation, a non-profit organization empowering youth with disabilities, she brought the fantasy tale to life. The book, which originally began as a school project two years ago, draws inspiration from her own experiences growing up with a disability. The Magical Runner follows an eight-year-old Hannah as she takes part in a race filled with both real and fantastical challenges, including unexpected visits from a angry dragon and helpful fairy. With the support of her lov ..read more
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Manitoba Government Announces Funding Boost for Wheelchair Program
Manitoba Possible
by Manitoba Possible
5M ago
Manitoba Possible hosted Families Minister Nahanni Fontaine and Health, Seniors; Long-Term Care Minister Uzoma Asagwara; and Nellie Kennedy, MLA for Assiniboia, to announce increased funding for the Manitoba Wheelchair Program. The province announced over $288,000, which will fill critical technician positions and help purchase essential parts. By prioritizing the Manitoba Wheelchair Program, the province is ensuring access to mobility for wheelchair users across Manitoba,” said Lindsey Cooke, CEO, Manitoba Possible. “This funding will directly address critical gaps by filling crucial wheelc ..read more
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Calling On Community Support
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by Manitoba Possible
8M ago
Manitoba Possible’s Recreation, Leisure, and Accessible Sport van was unexpectedly hit on the side of the road, leaving it undriveable. Thankfully, nobody was hurt. But the incident has rendered the van completely unusable, impacting several programs. This van is essential to our sledge hockey program, city and rural hockey clinics, accessible sports, and summer camps. With no sustainable alternative, we’ve had to cancel upcoming sledge hockey clinics. We urgently need a reliable van to transport sleds for our athletes and continue outreach to rural communities. We are counting on your support ..read more
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Invisible Disabilities Week
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by Manitoba Possible
10M ago
From October 15th to 21st, join us in raising awareness, education and support. When Ben Galagan was 13 years old, he experienced a life-altering injury on the school playground. A traumatic brain injury resulted in emergency surgery and a medically induced coma that lasted a week. It took months to learn how to walk and talk again.  "To this day, there are still challenges I face from my injury. I have a cognitive and learning disability that affects my ability to process, understand, remember, and communicate information," explains Ben, who is now 23 years old and completing his degree ..read more
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Daring Heroes Descend for Drop Zone
Manitoba Possible
by Manitoba Possible
11M ago
It was a thrilling scene—Batman, a fearless 90-year-old grandma, and even Ken and Barbie all hanging off the side of one of Winnipeg’s tallest buildings! It sounds like a wild adventure, but it's actually Easter Seals Drop Zone in support of Manitoba Possible. The annual event is more than just a knee-shaking, adrenaline-pumping adventure – it's about helping Manitoba Possible break down barriers to create an inclusive and accessible society for all. Over $86,000 was raised to support Manitoba Possible’s diverse programs and services, including assistive technology that opens a world of inde ..read more
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Introducing Manitoba Possible's New CEO
Manitoba Possible
by Manitoba Possible
1y ago
Manitoba Possible’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce Lindsey Cooke as the new Chief Executive Officer for Manitoba Possible. With the retirement of Dana Erickson, who led the organization for seven years, Manitoba Possible’s Selection Committee of the Board worked closely with executive search firm, Harris Leadership, on an extensive search for the organization’s new CEO. “Lindsey is a collaborative leader with profound understanding of the disability sector,” says Jennifer Lusby, Chair of Manitoba Possible’s Board of Directors. “Her extensive experience along with an unwavering com ..read more
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Uncovering our Rich History
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by Manitoba Possible
1y ago
Discovery of time capsule at 825 Sherbrook Street provides a glimpse into the past and a reminder of Manitoba Possible’s long-standing commitment to breaking down barriers. Picture this: it’s the fall of 1963, and a group of advocates for Manitobans with disabilities are celebrating the opening of their long-awaited offices. The modern red brick building touts architectural features like electric doors and automatic elevators. Fast forward to today, and contractors working on renovations at that same building make a discovery that takes them back in time. Hidden behind the wall, they find a me ..read more
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Bridging Culture and Language
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by Manitoba Possible
1y ago
The morning after a Winnipeg Jets playoff loss, the city is draped in disappointment. Amidst the collective frustration, a small group of Deaf newcomers take the opportunity to immerse themselves in Canadian culture.  As they break from their American Sign Language (ASL) and English lesson to grab a coffee, a student asks, "What is a Whiteout?" One of the classes’ teachers, Bob, dives into a story of how the now-legendary Winnipeg ritual of wearing all-white started 36 years ago. "It's beneficial to talk about what's happening in our community, like with the Jets or the upcoming election ..read more
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A Safe Space to Explore
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by Manitoba Possible
1y ago
Six-year old Marshall is making big plans for his backyard this summer - endless somersaults on the trampoline, splashing in a pool on hot days, and being able to camp for the first time with his family. Marshall loves playing outdoors, exploring and being chased, but his sense of adventure could cause him to flee at any moment. A new fence has opened a world of possibility for the family, creating a safe, relaxing space where they can experience those summer plans. “We now have a space to ground ourselves and say ‘look at all the hard things we went through, now it’s time to enjoy’,” says M ..read more
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