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Renewing the Call for an Accessible Education Standard

Sep 20, 2017

BFM, in conjunction with educational stakeholders, is pleased to renew the invitation for individuals and groups to support the call for a strong accessible education standard under the landmark Accessibility for Manitobans Act.

Good folks only had the 2 weeks before the start of summer to respond our initial hurried invitation. Incredibly, more than 1,100 individuals and 59 organizations representing more than 100,000 Manitobans 'signed on' in support of the call for this standard.

The request for the standard was sent in June 30, 2017 letter to Minister Scott Fielding, the Minister responsible for the AMA. The Minister's response was encouraging but did not commit to move forward on this missing and essential standard. Rather, he suggested that we continue our work to show community support for the call.

With summer now over, that's exactly we are doing.

Do you share our belief that all children and students, from child care through to post-secondary, have the right to a quality education? The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom does. So does the Human Rights Code.

So if you (or our organization) have not already done so, please sign on in support of the letter TODAY at:

It will take less than five minutes and it will help make a word of difference.

If you have already signed on in support of the call, thank you! You can still help by asking those who know, love, trust and work with to do likewise.

All those that sign on in support hereon in will be included in an updated list that will be sent to the Minister on New Years Day 2018.

To read the letter and for information on its delivery, go to:

To read Minister Fielding's response, go to:


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