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November is Indigenous Disability Awareness Month (IDAM)
Indigenous peoples across Canada experience a disability rate that is significantly higher than that of the general population. Indigenous Disability Awareness Month (IDAM) brings awareness of these barriers and the issues that Indigenous peoples living with disabilities and their families face every day. In spite of these barriers, there is much to celebrate. IDAM highlights the achievements of Indigenous peoples living with disabilities and recognizes the significant and valuable contributions they make to our communities, socially, economically and culturally. IDAM was created by the British Columbia Aboriginal Network on Disability Society (BCANDS) in 2015.
Beginning in 2021, the Manitoba government is proclaiming the month of November as Indigenous Disability Awareness Month (IDAM). Manitoba is the third province to officially proclaim IDAM.


IDAM Information

Welcome to MEEPA

MEEPA is a volunteer run professional association of individuals and corporations working towards employment equity, diversity and inclusion for the last 30+ years. MEEPA promotes awareness and shares information and resources, through on-going learning sessions, and professional networking.

Why become a MEEPA member?

  • Opportunity to meet and share with people just like you, the employment equity practitioner.
  • Access to workshops and seminars.
  • Bi-monthly meetings with guest speaker presentations on timely topics.
  • Web page membership listing.

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