Disability Matters Human Library

Disability Matters Vote Human Library Event

When: Friday, September 1, 2023

Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Where: Owl and Hawk Picnic Shelter, Kildonan Park, 2015 Main Street, Winnipeg

Come check out a book from our human library!

People who have disabilities need support from skilled workers so they can live a good life, but the current situation is that people who are coming to these jobs are untrained and move on quickly because of low pay.

Come and hear personal stories from people with lived experience, our human “books” to learn about the personal impacts of having an unskilled disability support workforce in Manitoba.

Guess how many personal support workers a person with a disability goes through during their lifetime and be entered in a draw to win a $75 Amazon gift card!

About the Skilled Workforce priority

  • The goal of this priority issue is to ensure that there are well-trained and qualified disability support workers to support people with disabilities to live their best lives.
  • The low pay these workers receive causes problems like not enough staff, burnout, and poor quality of care.
  • Manitobans who require disability support services deserve to be supported by well-trained and qualified staff who are paid a fair and living wage.
  • Disability support workers include autism tutors, educational assistants, respite workers, and people working in community homes.