Accessibility Compliance Secretariat

The Accessibility for Manitobans Act (AMA) is provincial law, with accessibility standards acting as regulations under law. As each new accessibility standard is introduced, there are new requirements and deadlines for affected employers, organizations and businesses.

Manitoba’s Accessibility Compliance Secretariat makes sure that the private, non profit and public sectors are following the law. The secretariat also works with organizations to raise awareness about accessibility, and enforce compliance of legislative and regulatory requirements.

Some accessibility requirements are different across sectors and by the size of an organization, and some sectors have more time than others to comply with accessibility standards: Learn more about compliance requirements and deadlines.

An accessibility compliance framework describes the different steps in the compliance process. The first step focuses on education to help organizations meet regulation requirements. To do this, the secretariat works with partners in the public, non-profit and private sectors to inform organizations about the legislation, share practical tools and resources, and provide accessibility training.

The secretariat receives complaints from the public about organizations that may not be meeting the legal requirements under the act. Each complaint is reviewed by staff. The information gathered from complaints determines what action the secretariat will take, based on the compliance framework. In addition, details from complaints are recorded and used to identify trends that inform compliance and awareness raising efforts. For more information about the complaints process, please visit: Complaints Procedures.