Training Opportunities

Foundational Values Online Training Series

3 Session Options!

Abilities Manitoba is pleased to bring you this interactive, engaging and fluid Core Values training series facilitated by True Listening’s Glenn Schroeder. 

This session is ideal for staff who are new to the disability support service sector and/or for people who are new to Canada. We'll lay the groundwork for understanding what true person-centeredness is. Learners will develop foundational thinking on the following topics:

- What is true person-centeredness?

- Manitoba’s journey to person-centered approaches – A brief history

- What does it mean to be human? Humanistic psychology explored.

- Person-Centered Approach in practice. 

3 Session Options!
Option 1: Monday, November 6, 2023 9AM - 12PM
Option 2: Monday, November 20, 2023 1PM - 4PM
Option 3: Monday, November 27, 2023 6PM - 9PM
Visit our Events Calendar to Register!
Cost is $50 per session for Abilities MB members and $65 for non-members.
Contact Abilities Manitoba if you have questions or require accommodations to attend.
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Meet the Facilitator!

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Glenn Schroeder B.Th, B.A.

Being a counsellor and serving the community for over 20 years, Glenn promotes mindfulness-based interventions rooted in compassion and kindness. He is well versed in many service modalities and counselling styles and is deeply knowledgeable in the person-centred approach. Glenn is the founder of True Listening, an organization serving the community at large by training the natural helpers that are in service positions to use and develop their gifts while helping those we serve to grow, heal and truly know their worth. Glenn loves connecting with everyone he meets and is committed to supporting positive growth and change, both personally and professionally. His goal is to blend softness and strength towards that end.

Social Role Valorization 4-Day Workshop

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Date: November 7 to 10, 2023

Time: 9:00am to 5:00pm

Location: 5-1146 Waverley Street, Winnipeg Manitoba

Cost: $250.00 per person

Online Registration Opens at 8:00am, July 4, 2023

For More Information and To Register, Go To: Eventbrite

About This Workshop:

The Introduction to Social Role Valorization (SRV) workshop is a full, four-day intensive workshop. We will examine the common life experiences of people with disabilities, as well as others who are seen as socially devalued in our society. SRV Theory provides a way to understand and address social devaluation. Through its ten themes, SRV Theory offers a coherent way to counteract these negative life experiences by helping individuals get, and keep, valid and valued social roles. This workshop will be relevant for those who provide support (both family members and practitioners).

Workshop Facilitators: Miriam Kaye, Zana Lutfiyya, and special guests.

Click the following link for more information about Social Role Valorization:

Contact Abilities Manitoba with Questions and Requests for Accommodation:

Email: or Phone: 431-688-6108

New Quality Framework Training Events – open to all!

Check out this fabulous lineup of new training events available to all organizations at no cost. From January – June 2023 we will be opening up many of the training opportunities that have been previously only available to organizations participating in the Quality Framework pilot project. In partnership with CLdS, we are now able to share these with a wider audience free of charge.

We have monthly Community of Practice sessions on topics such as Rights, Social roles and Financial Wellbeing as well as monthly opportunities to learn more about Personal Outcome Measures (One Day or Five Day workshops).

Take a look at the list linked here (Quality Framework Training Events) or head over to our event calendar on the Abilities website to find out more! Hurry and register! We anticipate that these opportunities will fill up fast!

Agency Guide to the Adults Living With An Intellectual Disability Act (Formerly The Vulnerable Persons Act)

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Abilities Manitoba, with support from The Province of Manitoba, brings you this training on The Agency Guide To The Adults Living With An Intellectual Disability Act (formerly the VPA). Employees of service providers funded through Community Living Disability Services are eligible to attend the training for free. Online sessions run 4 hours, and in-person sessions run 7 hours. Questions and requests for accommodation can be sent to Abilities Manitoba at or 431-688-6108.

To register for an upcoming session, and for more details, please CLICK HERE to download a copy of the schedule and registration links. 

Orientation to the Protection of Vulnerable Persons From Abuse And Neglect

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Download: An Administrator’s Guide to Managing Employee E-Learning

ELEVATE: Board Training

We are proud to partner with SARC in offering the ELEVATE program to our member agencies. This training is geared to Board Members. ELEVATE is a comprehensive online program that can be taken individually or as a group. This is an excellent opportunity to supplement your knowledge of governance best practices and the various roles and responsibilities of Board Directors.

Members of Abilities Manitoba can purchase a one year ELEVATE subscription for $787.50 plus GST (a savings of almost $100) by using Promo code ABMAN2018at the time of registration to receive your special rate.

If your organization chooses to renew its annual subscription, a 20% discount for return customers will be applied – meaning you can renew your ELEVATE license for $630.00.

Learn more about building exceptional Board expertise and register, by visiting

Select other CBO as the type. Make sure to use the promo code ABMAN2018 to receive the discount. This promo code is valid for the 2022/2023 year!

Once registered, the log-in portal is

SARC Learning Central – Administering the ELEVATE Program Guide (PDF 1.01MB)