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November 10, 2012

Special Needs In The Arts And Cultural Sector


November 16, 1:30 – 4:00
Cost: FREE
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.

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