Workplace Accessibility - Emergency Response Information

Accessibility Commitment

UM fully supports the Accessibility for Manitobans Act (AMA), which became law in December 2013.

Under this legislation, the Government of Manitoba is developing a set of mandatory standards to address barriers to accessibility, with respect to five areas: Customer Service, Employment, Information and Communication, Transportation, and Design of Public Spaces.

Implementing the AMA at the U of M will help remove barriers to education and lead to a more encouraging and welcoming environment for all students, faculty, staff, and all members of the community. We want to promote inclusion and diversity and achieve higher levels of accessibility.

If you require accommodation supports, please contact or 204-474-7195.


Accommodation Request Form

The University provides workplace accommodations for employees with temporary or permanent disabilities. Disabilities can be visible or invisible and can affect the way you do your job.  If you require accommodation due to a disability, please complete the Request for Accommodation Form so we can work with you to develop a personalized Individual accommodation plan that will meet your needs.  All information will be kept confidential and only shared with your consent.

If your abilities or work location change, you must fill out a new Request for Accommodation form so Human Resources can ensure your information and accommodation plan is appropriate and current.


Emergency Response Information

If you have a disability that may affect your ability to remain safe in an emergency, we ask that you complete the Employee Emergency Information Worksheet so we can develop a personalized emergency response plan that will meet your safety needs. All information will be kept confidential and only shared with your consent.

Please note that this applies to all disabilities; whether permanent or temporary, visible or invisible.

If your abilities or work location change, you must fill out a new Employee Emergency Information Worksheet so Human Resources and Environmental Health and Safety can ensure your information and emergency plan is appropriate and current.


AMA Employment Training

Employment Accessibility Training

The training consists of four online modules in UM Learn and take about an hour in total to complete. Modules do not need to be watched all at once, and may be completed at one’s own pace, but all required faculty and staff members are required to complete the training by May 1, 2021.

Completion of the training will be tracked and monitored in compliance with the regulation. The modules include:

  • Module 1 – An Introduction to the Regulation
  • Module 2 – Overview of Applicable Legislation and University Regulations
  • Module 3 – Responsibilities and Processes Relating to the Recruitment and Selection of New Employees
  • Module 4 – Information Relating to Responsibilities when Leading, Coordinating or Monitoring Others

Employee requirements:

  • Employees involved in hiring and selection activities: first three modules.
  • Employees involved in supervising, managing or coordinating the work of others: all four modules.
  • All employees are encouraged to complete the first two modules.
  • Training only needs to be taken once; there is no need to re-train if you are on multiple search committees.
  • Group sessions: Your HR Consultant can support setting up facilitated sessions within your faculty or unit, if group delivery is preferred.

How to access training in UM Learn:

1: Login to UM Learn.

2: Select ‘Self-Registration’ from the top menu.

3: In the course offerings list, select ‘Accessibility Training (Employment Standard)’ link.

4: Complete the registration steps and then click on ‘Go to course offering’.

If you have questions about the training requirement and how it may apply to you, please reach out to your HR Consultant.


Customer Service Training

Accessible Customer Service Training must be completed by all University of Manitoba employees, as required by the Accessibility for Manitobans Act. The online videos take approximately 35 minutes to complete. Please visit the Accessibility Hub to complete this training.


Helpful Links

·         UM Learn

·         Accessibility Hub

·         Manitoba Accessibility Office