Dignified Incomes for Persons with Disabilities Facing the Most Profound Barriers to Workforce Participation

Many Manitobans with severe, profound or permanent disabilities are unable to work to enjoy economic independence. The barriers they face in the labour market require reliance on Employment and Income Assistance (EIA) to meet their basic needs.

Alternative income programs in Saskatchewan and Alberta are making a significant difference in the quality of life and inclusion for people with severe and prolonged disabilities. Manitoba should have one, too, because everyone should have access to a dignified income.