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About Us

Mission.

To enhance the lives and status 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 over 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 Inclusion Canada. Inclusion Canada 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.

Inclusion Winnipeg serves three primary roles:

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

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

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

Scott McFadyen

Director of Development

Megan Scott

Youth Inclusion Facilitator

James Kelm

Director of Advocacy and Training

Olivia Brown

Administrative Assistant

Sergio Sousa

Labour Market Facilitator Ready Willing and Able

Jericho Cochico

Event and Communications Specialist

Sabrina Bahadoosingh

Project Coordinator Local Safety and Inclusion Solidarity Network

Quinn Saretsky

IRIS Project Coordinator

Board of Directors

Jared Wheeler

President

Lindsey Cooke

Vice-President

Kirk Goodlet

Vice-President

Liz Rowe

Treasurer

Sheryl Giesbrecht

Secretary

Maria Baranowski

Director

Jessica Barlow

Director

Jamie Theroux

Director

Rohit Gupta

Director

Kathleen Hodgson

Director

Divya Sharma

Director

Alyssa Johnson

Director

Laurel Tolchinsky

Director

Annual Financial Statements

Inclusion Winnipeg at the CRA website

Land Acknowledgement

In Winnipeg, we walk on Treaty One land by the Red River, on the homeland of the Métis Nation, and the land of the Cree, Oji-Cree, Ojibwe, Dene and Dakota people. We acknowledge that our water is sourced from Shoal Lake 40 First Nation. Full text of Treaties No. 1 and No. 2.

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