Timely Access to Services for Manitobans with Disabilities and their Families

Thousands of Manitobans with disabilities and their families spend months, even years, in crisis while they wait for services that can help to significantly improve their quality of life.

Delayed care results in significantly higher costs to taxpayers, as increased use of government services is required. An investment in providing timely service is good public policy that will save taxpayers millions of dollars to provide better services and to lower the risk of requiring additional service.

Timely access is Manitoba’s obligation under Article 26 of The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

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