November 16, 1:30 – 4:00
Reasonable Accommodation In The Arts And Cultural Sector –
Whose Duty Is It And Where Is The Line?
Venue: Fully Accessible; ASL Interpretation services will be provided
Arts organizations and arts funding agencies, as service providers and employers under the Manitoba Human Rights Code (MHRC), have duties and obligations to accommodate special needs.
This information session is for both organizations and individual artists. Artists with disabilities need to understand the Code to advocate for their rights. Without this knowledge the organization and its leaders are vulnerable to complaints.
The session will explain:
• Reasonable accommodation and the duty to accommodate
• The process of making a complaint
• Resolution options that the MHRC offers to ensure that duties are fulfilled, rights respected, and the standards set out in the Code are honoured
Sue Hemphill, worked as a Human Rights Officer with the MB Human Rights Commission. Following employment with MHRC she was a Program Consultant for the Manitoba Arts Council. Having worked with arts organizations on their staff and organizational development, Sue can speak in a very practical way to both artists and arts organizations.