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Call for Subject Matter Experts

Nov 09, 2023

Barrier-Free Manitoba is launching a Call for Subject Matter Experts in the following areas:

  • Accessible built environments
  • Accessible transportation
  • Accessible customer service
  • Accessible information and communications
  • Accessible employment
  • Accessible healthcare
  • Accessible education
  • Accessible justice

Subject matter experts may include:

  • Persons with disabilities
  • Persons with lived experience with accessibility barriers
  • Representatives from disability-serving organizations
  • Community leaders
  • Researchers and academic experts

The role of a volunteer subject matter expert is to provide advice and input to the Barrier-Free Manitoba Steering Committee. Once you join our roster of subject matter experts, we will connect with you, from time to time, to gather your opinion and perspective on our work, including policy reviews, training resources and public awareness materials. We value your time and will only ask you for your input on the accessibility areas for which you have indicated an expert background.

To become a subject matter expert, please fill out a very short on-line survey to indicate your area of expertise and tell us a bit about your qualifications.

About Barrier-Free Manitoba: Like our name suggests, we envision a barrier-free Manitoba where everyone, including persons with disabilities, may live, work, learn, play, and thrive within inclusive communities.

Barrier-Free Manitoba is a network of advocates representing a range of disability communities. We are:

  • grassroots
  • non-partisan
  • not-for-profit
  • cross-disability focused

As an advocacy network, we work alongside persons with disabilities to review the Government of Manitoba’s work related to the Accessibility of Manitobans Act (AMA).

Our goals
The focus of our work is to ensure the Government of Manitoba develops Accessibility Standards that meet the true intention and full promise of the AMA; and that it conducts this work through meaningful and inclusive consultation with persons disabled by barriers.

Our history
BFM was first established in 2008. Since then, there have been 5 iterations of BFM, which, in turn, have been managed by 5 distinct Steering Committees:

  • BFM 1.0: 2008-2011
  • BFM 2.0: 2011-2013
  • BFM 3.0: 2013-2019
  • BFM 4.0: 2019-2023
  • BFM 5.0: 2023 to present

If you have any questions, please contact us at or 204-250-4226.


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