Inclusion Winnipeg’s social justice policy positions are developed by the Board of Directors with the input of self-advocates, families, volunteers, community members and Inclusion Winnipeg staff members. They are designed to communicate the values, issues and positions that guide the work of inclusion and equal citizenship.

The policy statements are designed to assist in advocating on behalf of people with intellectual disabilities and their families.  Our policies are shared with our members after they have been formally adopted by the Inclusion Winnipeg Board of Directors.


In all its forms, advocacy seeks to ensure that vulnerable people are able to:

  • Have their voice heard on issues that are important to them.
  • Defend and safeguard their rights.
  • Have their views and wishes genuinely considered when decisions are being made about their lives.
  • If you or someone you care about could use our help, please contact us today to find out how we can be of service.

Systemic Advocacy – Influencing change for better

Together with our growing network of associates and friends, we work to influence policy on such issues as equality rights, closing of institutions, inclusive education, disability supports, safe and inclusive communities, employment equality and eradication of poverty.

Inclusion Winnipeg strongly supports the development of self-advocacy and family leadership. Information sessions and advocacy workshops focus on building stronger advocacy skills, learning about the services and service providers in our community and providing opportunities for families and adults to connect with one another. Information on our various workshops.