Tearing down accessibility barriers

Lessons from grassroots campaigning with David Lepofsky

Monday, January 8, 2024 from 7 p.m. — 8.30 p.m.

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Event details

The event is free to attend, and everyone is welcome. Registration is encouraged.
Manitoba Teachers’ Society Classrooms -Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Level 1
Language and Accessibility:
The event will be in English only. Live captioning and ASL interpretation will be provided. More below.

Join Barrier Free Manitoba for a presentation by David Lepofsky on barriers to accessibility and their impact on people living with disabilities today.

David Lepofsky, an influential Canadian leader in the disability rights movement, will offer insights and practical actions learned from his decades on the front lines of accessibility advocacy and his volunteer efforts outside Ontario.

This event is part of Barrier Free Manitoba’s ongoing efforts to promote accessibility and inclusivity in the community.

The program will be recorded. To receive a copy of the recording, please request this on the registration form.

Questions may be submitted in advance for David on the registration form.

Further information about accessibility

Other accommodation services can be requested on the registration form or contact Jennifer at sande.jennifer@outlook.com or phone/text 204–803-4041. 

Accessibility features at CMHR – for details visit our Accessibility page:

  • Accessible parking plus an accessible drop‐off location
  • Gender inclusive washrooms
  • CMHR phone and email: 204–289‑2000, TTY: 204–289‑2050, info@humanrights.ca

About the speaker 

David Lepofsky holds an LLB from the Osgoode Hall Law School and an LL.M from Harvard Law School. He has been a member of the Ontario Bar since 1981, and an adjunct faculty member at University of Toronto Faculty of Law. He is currently Visiting Research Professor of Disability Rights, in the Faculty of Law at Western University. He has lectured widely on various aspects of constitutional and administrative law, human rights, disability rights and other topics across Canada and internationally. 

He received the Order of Canada, the Order of Ontario, honorary doctorates and numerous awards for his advocacy for the rights of people with disabilities.