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Welcome to our resources page, where you'll find other websites and organizations that have information regarding Cerebral Palsy or persons with disabilities.


Cerebral Palsy Medical Information

American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine
A multidisciplinary scientific society that is devoted to the study of cerebral palsy and other childhood onset disabilities.

WebMD
WebMD's overview of cerebral palsy. All-round website providing professionally researched information.

Facts on cerebral palsy
This site was developed to provide helpful information to parents of children with cerebral palsy.

Medline Plus Interactive Tutorial on Cerebral Palsy
This tutorial goes through causes, effects and treatments of cerebral palsy. It is easy to understand and gives accurate information

Drug Information
Drugwatch.com is a comprehensive web site featuring extensive information about medications, drug interactions, and drug side effects.

Medical Malpractice Help


Provincial Cerebral Palsy Associations

Calgary Cerebral Palsy Association
The mission of the Calgary Cerebral Palsy Association is to provide understanding, support, and resources to individuals and their families affected by Cerebral Palsy.

Cerebral Palsy Assocation in Alberta
The Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta (CPAA) is a registered non-profit organization and supports people affected by cerebral palsy and other disabilities in the province of Alberta, Canada.

Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy
The Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy is a nonprofit charitable organization with a mandate to address the changing needs of people in Ontario with cerebral palsy and other physical disabilities.

Cerebral Palsy Association of British Columbia
The CPABC supports people with cerebral palsy through advocacy, education, and recreational programs.

Saskatchewan Cerebral Palsy Association
The Saskatchewan Cerebral Palsy Association is a nonprofit charitable organization that ensures individuals with cerebral palsy the right to appropiate opportunities to achieve their fullest potential through education, health care and access to all amenities of the community.

Cerebral Palsy Association of Quebec
The Cerebral Palsy Association of Quebec aims to improve the lives of people in Quebec affected by cerebral palsy. English site available.

Cerebral Palsy Foundation (Saint John) Inc
The Cerebral Palsy Foundation (Saint John) Inc., founded in 1956, is the only association in New Brunswick that represents persons with cerebral palsy. The Foundation provides financial assistance to assist with the purchase of equipment, provides general information about cerebral palsy and serves as a support group to its members.

Halifax Regional Cerebral Palsy Association
The Halifax Regional Cerebral Palsy Association has as its main objective the betterment of life for its members and those in mainland Nova Scotia who are living with cerebral palsy. The Association endeavors to do this through the provision of social events, financial assistance and education for members and the general public.

Cape Breton Cerebral Palsy Association
Cape Breton Cerebral Palsy Association is a local group of caring parents of physically challenged children and adults with Cerebral Palsy. Our Association is an active group for over (50) years.

PEI Cerebral Palsy Association


Cerebral Palsy Family Support

ADAM - Anxiety Disorders Association of Manitoba

Calm Clinic

Canadian Health Care Products

Canadian Paraplegic Association (Manitoba) Inc.

Child Disability Benefit and Canada Child Tax Benefit (CCTB)

Community Futures - Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program

Community Living Manitoba

Community Living Winnipeg

Community Respite

Exceptional Parent

FOKUS Management Inc.

Independent Living Resource Centre

Literacy Works

Manitoba Family Services and Housing

Manitoba Health Education Resource Centre - MHERC

Manitoba Human Rights Commission

Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities

Manitoba WorkinfoNet Disability

The Movement Centre of Manitoba Inc.

Open Access Resource Centre Inc. - OARC

Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities

Opportunities Manitoba

Province of Manitoba Government

Reaching E-Quality Employment Services

Red River College - Disability and Community Support Program

Registered Disability Savings Plan

Society for Manitobans with Disabilities

St. Amant

TenTen Sinclair Housing Inc.

United Cerebral Palsy

Westman Coalition for Employment Opportunities

Wheels of Fitness - Products Helping People Help Themselves

Youth Bridges to the Future


Cerebral Palsy Children Websites

CONTACT THE FOLLOWING MANITOBA AGENCIES/ORGANIZATIONS FOR INFORMATION ON SERVICES, RESOURCES AND SUPPORT FOR CHILDREN WITH CEREBRAL PALSY AND THEIR FAMILIES:

Children's Hospital
820 Sherbrook St., Winnipeg: 787-2595
Emergency: 787-2306
Child Development Clinic: 787-2423
Dental Clinic: 787-2516

Children’s Special Services (CSS)
Manitoba Family Services and Housing
219-114 Garry St., Winnipeg
General Information: 945-5898
(provides supports to families who have children with developmental and/or physical disabilities)

Child Day Care Services
Manitoba Family Services and Housing
102-114 Garry St., Winnipeg
General Information: 945-0776
Subsidy Information: 945-0286
(provides information on Regional Day Care Centers including Special Needs and referral to area coordinators)

Childcare Advocacy Association of Canada

Community Respite Services (CRS)
825 Sherbrook St., Winnipeg: 953-2400
(respite care to families and adults)

GAIT Lab

GO4KIDDS: Study funded by CIHR looking at kids with severe developmental disabilities
The Great Outcomes for Kids Impacted by Severe Developmental Disabilities project – GO4KIDDS – is a university based research study examining the health, wellbeing and social inclusion of Canadian children with severe developmental disabilities and their families. We are conducting a series of research projects including surveys, interviews, direct observation and case studies. The age range we are studying is school-aged children, approximately age 6 to 18 years, who have an intellectual/developmental disability in the moderate, severe or profound range. Children may also have a global developmental delay, developmental handicap, or mental retardation, as well as some physical disabilities, autism, and/or behaviour problems/mental health problems.

There are currently two Surveys (a Basic Survey and an Extended Survey) intended for parents of children who have a severe DD. You can complete both Surveys by paper and pencil or online. To find the link to the Basic Survey, click here. You can also contact us to request a paper copy.

For more information on our research projects and how to participate, visit us at our website: www.go4kidds.ca, or contact Tiffany Guanlao, Research Coordinator, at 416-736-5662.

Manitoba Child Care Association
Winnipeg: Phone 586-8587

Manitoba Education, Training and Youth
Student Support Unit: 945-6064

Manitoba Family Services and Housing Programs

Open Access Resource Centre Inc. (OARC)
120 Maryland St., Winnipeg: 949-2430
(provides technology, support, information and education on communication programs and systems)

Paediatricians – try
Manitoba Clinic: 788-5748
Family Doctor Connection phone line program: 786-7111 or 1-866-690-8260

Provincial Outreach Therapy for Children (POTC)
(services from Rehabilitation Centre for Children, the Society for Manitobans with Disabilities, and St. Amant Centre)
Program Office – 825 Sherbrook St., Winnipeg: 204-975-3265

Rehabilitation Centre for Children (RCC)
633 Welling Crescent, Winnipeg: 204-452-4311
(assessment and special devices clinics for children with physical disabilities includes prosthetics, orthotics, adapted mobility and communication devices, feeding clinic)

Society for Manitobans with Disabilities (SMD)
825 Sherbrook St., Winnipeg
General Information: 975-3010 / 1-800-282-8041
(provides supports and coordination of services to families as well as leisure and recreational programs for children and adults)

Private Program, Movement Centre of Manitoba
1646 Henderson Hwy., Winnipeg: 489-2679
(provides Conductive Education programs to children and adults affected by movement disorders – fee for services required)


Cerebral Palsy Resources & Supports for Adults

Contact the following Manitoba agencies and organizations for information on services, resources and support for adults with Cerebral Palsy and their families:

ADAM – Anxiety Disorder Association of Manitoba
provides cognitive behavior – dealing with panic disorder and social anxiety
please call (204) 925-0600 or toll – free 1-800-805-8885 or visit www.adam.mb.ca

Canada Revenue Agency - Disability Tax Credit
The disability tax credit (DTC) is a non-refundable tax credit that helps persons with disabilities or their supporting persons reduce the amount of income tax they may have to pay. Being eligible for the DTC can also open the door to other government programs. For more information, go to www.cra.gc.ca/dtc or phone 1-800-959-8281.

The Centre for Aboriginal Human Resource Development Inc
provides Aboriginal people with Disabilities Program – that offers employment and training/education services in Winnipeg
please call (204) 989-7110

Community Therapy Services Inc.
provides Physio and Occupational therapy assessments and consultations to individuals with disabilities
contact 949-0533

Community Futures – Entrepreneurs with disabilities program
provides the Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program for Rural and Northern Manitoba
please call toll-free 1-800-665-2019 or visit www.cfmanitoba.ca

Community Respite
provides parents and caregivers of intellectual and/or physically challenged individuals the opportunity to take some time off for themselves
please call (204) 353-2400 (Winnipeg) or (204) 727-6214 (Westman- Brandon) or visit www.communitiyrespiteservices.ca

Disability Issues Office
provides information on universal design, co-ordinate policy development to improve access to public services, raises awareness about disability
please call (204) 945-7613

E.A.G.L.E Urban Transition Centre
is a province-wide First Nation/Aboriginal that provides encouragement, advocacy, goal seeking, language, and empowerment

Enabling Accessibility
modifications to home or workplace to make safe and to increase mobility
please call (204) 475-0433

First Nations Disability Associations of Manitoba Inc.
provides peer support, advocacy, referral services, employment services
please call (204) 953-0310 or toll – free 1-866-370-9875

Government of Manitoba Employment Programs and Services for Persons with Disabilities
housing publications, brochures, and booklets
please visit www.gov.mb.ca/housing/housingpublications.html

Handi-Transit – City of Winnipeg
provides pick up and drop off transportation service
please call (204) 986-5722

Independent Living Resource Centre
provides the following:

  • Information and Referral: provides contact info, info on different issues like housing, financial support
  • Kids on the Block Program: provides info to grades 1-5 about what it’s like to live with a disability
  • Volunteer Program: provides info if someone would like to volunteer
  • Brokerage Program: teaches you how take control of your life if living with a disability
  • Equal Access to Independence (EAI): teaches how to use/keep up to date with technology
  • Self/Family Managed Care Program: provides info to an individual or family about the non-professional services needed to maintain an independent community living lifestyle
  • Leisure Education Program: improves or strengthens social skills, friendships, and peer support
  • Peer Support: program that provides support individuals who have concerns
  • Independent Living Skills: provides info on seminars for different techniques or approaches to the challenges of independent living
  • Qu’appelle Housing Project: independent housing/living
  • Urban Entrepreneurs with Disabilities: program that provides info as to how to start a business
    please call (204) 947–0194 or toll- free – 1-800-663-3043 for more information on any of the above programs or visit www.ilrc.mb.ca

Information for Manitobans with Disabilities
This web-based tool will help you find information on the services available for people with disabilities in Manitoba. The information is organized into user-friendly fact sheets that answer the most commonly asked service questions raised by individuals with disabilities, their families, care givers and service providers.

Living in Friendship Everyday Inc. –LIFE
provides resources, training, advice and guidance
provides the program called “In the Company of Friends”
please call (204) 772-3557 or visit www.icof-life.ca

Literacy Works
help adults and youth with the opportunity to develop and improve reading and writing skills
please call (204) 786-1212 or visit www.litworks.ca

Manitoba Cerebral Palsy Sports Association
provides recreational sports: track, swimming, boccia
please call (204) 925-5682

Manitoba Family Services and Housing
provides information on the following:

  • Supported Living Program:
    please call (204) 945-5050
    Residential Services
    Day Services
    Support Services
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Program:
    please call (204) 945-1335
    Vocational Counseling
    Assessment
    Vocational Planning
    Vocational Training
    Support Services
    Direct Employment Services
  • Employment Assisted Income:
    please call (204) 945–3003 (Winnipeg) or toll-free – 1-800-282-8069
  • The Vulnerable Persons Living with a Mental Disability Act:
    for more information please call (204) 945-1335 (intake services)
    or if After Hours Emergency Service please call (204) 945-0183 or visit www.gov.mb.ca/fs/programs

Manitoba Health Education Resource Centre - MHERC
getting help guides that provides accurate information about mental illness and mental wellness
please call toll-free 1-866-997-9918 or please visit www.mherc.mb.ca

Manitoba Human Rights Commission
provides information to reasonably accommodate special needs
please call (204) 945-3007 or toll free 1-888-884-8681 or visit www.gov.mb.ca/hrc

Manitoba Workinfo Net Disability
provides fully accessible internet-based information and services for people with disabilities
please visit www.mb.workinfonet.ca/disability

Movement Centre of Manitoba
provides Conductive Education programs to children and adults affected by movement
please call (204) 489-2679 or visit www.movementcentre.ca

Open Access Resource Centre Inc. – OARC
provides technology, support, information and education on communication programs
please call (204) 949-2430 or visit www.oarc.ca

Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities
helps people with disabilities to overcome barriers in their efforts to join the workforce
please call toll free 1-800-622-6232 or visit www.servicecanada.ca

Opportunities Manitoba
provides programs and services for young Manitobans
please visit www.opportunitiesmb.ca

Reaching Equality Employment Services – REES
offers complete employment services to people with physical disabilities or health conditions and to employers
please call (204) 947-1609 or visit www.re-es.org

Red River College – Disability and Community Support Program
programs develops knowledge/skills/ and values required to support facilitate, care for and enhance development of children and adults with disabilities in a variety of community settings
please call (204) 632-2573 or visit www.me.rrc.mb

Rehab Engineering/Orthotics
assistive devices and technology (computer adaptations) for adults with a disability
contact (204) 787-2202

Seed Winnipeg Inc.
provides the Saving Circle Program – helps low income individuals and families to save needed assets
please call (204) 927-9945

Society for Manitoba with Disabilities
recreation and leisure program for adults, please call (204) 975-3090 or toll-free 1-866-282-8041
ethno - cultural programs, please call (204) 975-3067
employment programs and others or visit www.smd.mb.ca

St. Amant
provides information on the following:

  • Community Support Program:
    Assistive Devices/Environmental Modifications
    Seating and Mobility
    Physical Therapy
    Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Services
    Personal Development and Behavior Management
    Specialized Feeding Team and Nutrition Services
    Educational Support to other programs
  • Family Care Program:
    provide information/support to help care for a family member who has mental disability
  • Dr. McPherson:
    clinic at St. Amant, RRC, HSC
    please call (204) 256 – 4301 or visit www.stamant.mb.ca

Ten Ten Sinclair Housing Inc.
provides the following:

  • Supportive Housing:
    Housing for Assisted Living
    Fokus Management Inc.
    Cluster Housing
    please call (204) 339 – 9268 ext.# 236
  • Learning through Living Program:
    is an experiential program offering a hands on approach to skill and confidence building
    learn and grow and make a positive move towards independent living
    please call (204) 339 – 9268 ext.#10 or visit www.tenten.mb.ca

Transcona Springfield Employment Network
provides assistance for individuals with developmental disabilities to live and work in the community
please call (204) 777-0302

Westman Coalition for Employment Opportunities
provides education and paid employment opportunities and integration in the community
please call (204) 726-6178 or visit www.westmancoalition.ca/

Winnipeg Citizen Advocacy
recruit and supports a trustworthy and caring citizen to build a relationship with one person who is vulnerable due to a disability
please call (204) 783-6516

Winnipeg Regional Health Authority
provides information on the following:

  • Assistive Technology: (offered out of Deer Lodge Centre and Health Sciences Centre)
    provides equipment or product systems to that increases, maintains, or improves the functional capabilities of individuals with disability
    provides clinical assessment, develop devices – electronics, AAC, computer access, automotive, mechanical and wheelchair controls
    Electronics – please call (204) 787 - 2367
    Automotive – please call (204) 787 - 2370
    Mechanical – please call (204) 787 - 2370
    Wheelchair Controls – call 787- 1757
    Augmentative/alternative Communication (AAC) – please call (204) 831 - 2526
    Computer Access – please call (204) 787 -1757
    AT Rental Program – please call (204) 831 -2526

Winnipeg Custom Seating and Health Care Systems Inc
provides evaluations, assessments, fitting and modification for assistive technology
please call (204) 223-0333

Youth Bridges to the Future
supports youth with physical disabilities during the transition into adulthood
please call (204) 233-0029 or visit www.bridgestothefuture.com


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