Public Announcements

Announcements of interest to the VIRN community

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The VIRN community is proud to be part of a larger like-minded group of people and organizations who share the same goals as VIRN for a fuly inclusive and productive life experience.
We want to give this group of friends and partners deserving recognition through our “Public Announcements”.

Friends and partners of VIRN are involved in good work. VIRN wants to support these activities as much as possible by promoting them on VIRN’s Public Announcements.

This area of our website is where you will find public announcements that we feel may be of interest to the VIRN community.

Email VIRN at with any suggestions/questions.

Access Together Contest!

Winning Team Receives Two iPads

Visit to see what the excitement is about!

Read about the exciting contest.

Accessibility Awards 2012

Call For Nominations

The City of Winnipeg Access Advisory Committee is making a call for Nominations for the 2012 Accessibility Awards.

MAAW 2012

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Events Calendar

Manitoba Access Awareness Week

June 3 - 9, 2012

Events Calendar

Manitoba Access Awareness Week (MAAW) raises awareness of the barriers people with disabilities face that impact their full participation in society and promotes the removal of these barriers.

*Please note that we are promoting events that take place just prior to and following MAAW.

Aroga Visits Winnipeg

What's New In Low Vision Technology?

The Revolution has begun! See for yourself!
Come see what everyone is talking about!

Low Vision Technology has taken a giant leap forward with the release of several, state-of-the-art devices.

Come visit Aroga in Winnipeg and see what the excitement is about.

MAAW 2012

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Nominations For Access Achievement Awards

eThe Province of Manitoba has proclaimed June 3 to 9, 2012, as Manitoba Access Awareness Week (MAAW).

The Manitoba Access Awareness Achievement Awards’ celebrations are a key component of the week. Please consider nominating outstanding individuals, organizations and businesses that have created or enhanced opportunities for participation by persons with disabilities.

Continue to read more about the week and download the nomination form here.

A Forum on The Way Forward

Presented by the Disabilities Issues Office

In celebration of The United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Friday, December 2, 2011
9:00 a.m. to Noon (Registration 8:30 a.m.)
Meeting Room 2, Main Floor, Winnipeg Convention Centre
375 York Avenue in Winnipeg

Handi-Transit Forum

Come and provide your input

Thursday, November 17th
6:30 - 9:00 PM
Union Centre, 275 Broadway

Joining City of Winnipeg Boards and Commissions

Become an involved citizen

There are opportunities for citizens to apply to be part of the many City of Winnipeg Boards and Commissions for 2012.

MBSA Fall Programs Start Soon

Stay Active Over The Winter

Swimming and Curling programs both start on Saturday, October 15th.

ILRC Presents: Beyond Bed & Bath


The Independent Living Resource Centre presents:

Beyond Bed & Bath
Independent Living Symposium

Friday, October 14th, 2011