Mission: To enhance the lives of people living with an intellectual disability, support families, and advance their human rights and inclusion in the community.

Vision: An inclusive Winnipeg where people with intellectual disabilities and their families are valued equally and able to participate fully in all aspects of society.

Inclusion Winnipeg is a registered charity which, for almost 60 years, has been dedicated to making life better for children and adults living with intellectual disabilities.  We do this by connecting people, assisting their families to navigate systems and leading the way in advancing their human rights.  We promote respect, empowerment and belonging to ensure equality for all.

Serving the City of Winnipeg and the surrounding area, Inclusion Winnipeg is a part of a national federation of over 400 community,10 provincial and three territorial associations together forming the Canadian Association for Community Living. CACL is a member of Inclusion International an association of over 110 countries. Achieving the vision of inclusive communities is a global movement and we are proud to be part of it.

We continually learn from people with intellectual disabilities whose achievements  reflect lives lived to the fullest – from children and youth experiencing success at school, to young adults becoming involved in post-secondary studies and securing real employment for real pay.

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Inclusion Winnipeg serves three primary roles:

1. To help adults and children living with intellectual disabilities, and their families, navigate areas such as health, education, housing, employment and finance.

2. To advocate on the behalf of people living with intellectual disabilities, and their families, to influence policy and legislation that affects their lives.

3. To build capacity across all environments: recreational, educational and employment, recognizing that an inclusive community means a welcoming environment for everyone.

Our Staff

Janet Forbes

Executive Director

Contact Janet for donor or sponsorship opportunities, media, public relations, community development and corporate inquiries.



Rod Lauder

Inclusion Facilitator

Contact Rod for individual advocacy and family support.



Jolie Lesperance

Inclusion Facilitator

Contact Jolie for youth and young adults program information.



Virginia Benga

Administrative Assistant

Contact Virginia for general information and inquiries



Tania Douglas, CFRE

Director of Development

Contact Tania to make a donation or support Inclusion Winnipeg

(204) 953-5879

(204) 291-5333


Board of Directors

Kim Sharman


Gloria Woloshyn

Vice- President

Lindsey Cooke


Brittany Read


Debra Roach

Patrick Cloutier

Tracy Moore

Jonathon Dionne

Danica Benson

Deidre Morawecki

Jenna Nixon

Jared Wheeler

Erin Roach