News.

Keep up to date with Eviance.

In addition to our project work, all of us at Eviance continually strive to connect with leaders and partners, get involved with communities, and share our experience—all in the pursuit of a truly inclusive society. Here’s where you’ll find our latest news and announcements, shared thoughts, and ways to get involved.

News and updates.

The most up-to-date news about our activities and initiatives.

Eviance Receives Funding Through Winnipeg Foundation Stabilizing Grant

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Eviance is pleased to announce we are recipients of a Winnipeg Foundation Stabilizing Grant, totalling $30,000. The Winnipeg Foundations Stabilizing Grant is designed to support the short- and medium-term financial needs of local charitable organizations affected by revenue loss and unexpected expenses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For Eviance, access to this funding is a relief, as the organization hasn’t yet qualified for other national relief funding for non-profits,


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Media release: Eviance and community partners receive government funding to launch national research project to advance Sustainable Development Goals

The Canadian Centre on Disability Studies Incorporated, operating as Eviance, is pleased to announce we are recipients of funding from the Government of Canada’s Sustainable Development Goals Program, totalling $870,000 over 35 months.

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English Media Release (PDF)

Thought leadership.

A collection of thoughts and essays from members of our team.

Tammy Bernasky — A legacy of work

Headshot of Tammy Bernasky

Eviance is more than a research organization, it is a community of peer leaders who work together to highlight and realize disability human rights issues. Tammy Bernasky, PhD., is one of those team members whose background and interests have led her to join this community dedicated to creating lasting positive change.


Tammy has been working in the disability field for more than 20 years; serving on boards, working with community groups, and participating in international projects focused on advancing disability rights and equality.

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‘Communication Tools: A Guide’

We are thrilled to launch “Communication Tools: A Guide”, a user-friendly guide of tools in Winnipeg that can help people communicate with First Responders in emergencies. The Guide is available in English and French, in both digital and printed formats. Please contact Kate Grisim at kate.grisim@eviance.ca to request a printed copy.

English Guide (PDF)

French Guide (PDF)

Get involved.

We believe in collaboration and the value of lived experience. Here’s where you’ll find ways you can work with us.

Engagement on the Disability Inclusion Action Plan

The Government of Canada is consulting Canadians on how to improve the lives of Canadians with disabilities. Your feedback will support the development of the Disability Inclusion Action Plan.


The Disability Inclusion Action Plan will focus on:

- Reducing poverty among Canadians with disabilities

- Getting more persons with disabilities into good quality jobs

- Helping meet the Accessible Canada Act goal of a barrier-free Canada by 2040

- Making it easier for persons with disabilities to access federal programs and services

- Fostering a culture of inclusion


How to Participate:

-You can complete the survey online

-ASL or LSQ video responses can be sent to Accessible-Canada@hrsdc.gc.ca

Complete the Survey

Call for Nominations 2021–2022

Eviance is seeking individuals from across Canada, with a broad range of backgrounds and social locations, who are interested in serving on our Board of Directors. The primary functions of the Board include strategic planning; financial monitoring; and, fundraising. Prospective board members must be committed to our vision, mission and values, and will be aware of historic, current and emerging issues related to disability inclusive but not limited to mental health.

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