External Public Engagement Opportunities

The Northern Health Region is provided with information for the public to become engaged in initiatives developed by our external partners.  Those opportunities are listed below.  This page will be updated as opportunities arise.

Accessibility Advisory Council

Do you face barriers to customer service?  Does the Accessibility Standard for Customer Service affect you and your workplace, university, organization or business?  We want to hear from you.

The aim of the review is to determine if the Accessibility Standard for Customer Service has met its objectives to remove barriers to customer service, and if not why not.  Lessons learned from the first five years, since the standard became law, can help strengthen its impact going forward.

Public engagement is a critical aspect of the review, and there will be many ways for you to share your perspective including:

Public Survey:

A public survey is available on EngageMB, the Manitoba government’s online portal, until May 28, 2021.  EngageMB

provides an easy way for all Manitobans to share their insights.  If you require the survey in an alternate format, please

contact our office.

Live Webinars:

To maintain COVID-19 safety precautions, the Council will host two Zoom webinars where Manitobans are invited to

share their perspectives, including via chat and phone.  Both sessions will be held on Thursday, May 13, 2021.

 Written Submissions: 

Comments and feedback are welcome via briefs and submissions to the attention of the Accessibility Advisory Council at

access@gov.mb.ca.  The deadline for submissions is Friday, May 28, 2021.

For more information, please contact the MAO at MAO@gov.mb.ca, or by calling 204-945-7613 or toll-free at 1-800-282-8069, Extension 7613.

May 2021 – Colorectal Cancer Canada is holding a virtual community conference for patients, survivors, caregivers, their family members and healthcare practitioners. Join this conference on May 18th & 19th to hear stories and experiences, while learning to advocate for yourselves and supporting others. Hear from a panel of experts and other patients, participate in interactive workshops, all while strengthening your network within the colorectal cancer community. This will help ensure you obtain the right treatment at the right time, while improving your quality of life and outcomes.

Complimentary registration at: tinyurl.com/CCCConference

April 2021 – Customer Service Standard Regulation Public Consultation and Review – The Accessibility for Manitoba Act calls for a review of the effectiveness of accessibility standards five years after their creation and they want to hear Manitoban’s thoughts on what is working and what is not.  Please click HERE for more information on how you can share your thoughts.

September 2020 – The Birth Place Lab at the University of British Columbia is conducting a national study about people’s experiences of care during pregnancy and childbirth. The study is particularly focused on hearing from under-represented communities who are at risk of poor health outcomes for various reasons. The study can be accessed at www.respcct.ca and it can be completed in multiple sessions.

July 2020 – Prevention and Screening Programs Public Advisor Volunteer at CancerCare Manitoba.  Check out this opportunity at Volunteer Manitoba.  Please click HERE to be directed to the Volunteer Manitoba website.