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Chronic Disease & Communication Disorders

Chronic Disease

Get Better Together
Get Better Together is a free six-week workshop designed to help Manitobans with ongoing health conditions take control of their health. This program, led by others living with chronic conditions, can help people develop a plan to deal with the challenges of an ongoing health concern or disability. Programs are available throughout Manitoba and are offered in-person and online.

Alzheimer Society of Manitoba
The Alzheimer Society of Manitoba provides information, support, education and advocacy for people with dementia, their caregivers and the general public. For more information contact:

Arthritis Society – Manitoba Division
The Manitoba / Nunavut Division of the Arthritis Society provides programs and services for people with arthritis throughout Manitoba and raises funds for arthritis research.

Canadian Cancer Society
The Canadian Cancer Society is a national community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people with cancer. Services include peer support, information packages, transportation services, financial support, smoker’s helpline, community services locator and more.

CancerCare Manitoba
CancerCare Manitoba contributes to the prevention of cancer and helps improve the outcomes and quality of life for Manitobans with cancer and blood disorders. Services include: early detection and cancer screening programs, patient and family support services, research, education and public outreach.

Canadian Diabetes Association
The Canadian Diabetes Association promotes the health of Canadians through diabetes research, education, programs, services and advocacy. The Diabetes Information and Support Centre offers help in obtaining diabetes information for prevention and management.

Dystonia Medical Research Foundation of Canada
Does your neck pull to one side or the other? Hand cramp up when you write? Eyes blink constantly? Dystonia is a neurological disorder that causes the muscles in the body to pull or spasm. It can affect different parts of the body. For more information on the disease and the Manitoba Support Group monthly meetings:

Heart & Stroke Foundation, Manitoba
The Heart and Stroke Foundation, a volunteer health charity, leads in eliminating heart disease and stroke. It also works to reduce their impact through research and its application, the promotion of healthy living and advocacy. Services and programs include: CPR training, information on healthy eating, physical activity, and management of heart disease and stroke, resources on how to prevent and cope with heart disease and stroke.

Huntington Disease Resource Centre
The Manitoba Huntington Disease Resource Centre helps families and professionals with the many different needs and concerns dealing with Huntington Disease. Services include the following: information and education, short term counseling, referral to community resources, mutual support, education and consultation for professionals. For more information contact:

Manitoba Lung Association
The Manitoba Lung Association is a non-profit health, non-governmental organization dedicated to the prevention and management of lung disease and the promotion of lung health in Manitoba. Services and programs include: education & support for smoking cessation, education and support for those living with chronic lung illnesses, support groups, research and workplace safety and health. For more information contact:

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada
The Multiple Sclerosis Society is a leader in finding a cure for multiple sclerosis and enabling people affected by MS to enhance their quality of life. The society provides: support services, education programs and wellness programs.

Osteoporosis Canada – Manitoba Chapter
The Manitoba Chapter of Osteoporosis Canada is a non-profit health charity that educated, empowers and supports individuals and communities. It helps people build and maintain bone health, assess fracture risk, provide post fracture care and prevent falls. Services and programs include: information and resource materials, peer support groups, speakers bureau, professional education, community awareness education presentations and outreach. For more information:

Parkinson Society Manitoba
Parkinson society Manitoba provides programs and services to individuals living with Parkinson’s disease and their families. Services and programs include: support groups, exercise sessions, annual conference and special events to help support programs and research.

Stroke Recovery Association of Manitoba (SAM)
SAM offers services to the survivors of stroke and their families at its centre and in the community: peer support groups, adapted exercises for stroke survivors, communication workshops, visitation and outreach programs, family and caregiver support, information packages and volunteer opportunities.



Communication Disorders

Canadian Hard of Hearing Association – Manitoba Chapter (CHHA)
The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association is a non-profit, self-help consumer advocate organization run by and for people who are hard of hearing. They ensure hard of hearing consumers understand how to have their needs met and to promote the integration and full participation in Canadian society. There are a resource for Manitobans with hearing loss and provide information about Meniere’s Disease.

E-Quality Communication Centre of Excellence (ECCOE)
ECCOE is a professional non-profit corporation that provides a wide range of interpreting and intervention services to meet the diverse needs of the deaf and deaf-blind, hard of hearing and hearing communities.

Hard of Hearing Services – SMD
The Living with Hearing Loss Program at the Society for Manitobans with Disabilities (SMD) offers: development of speech reading skills, coping strategies to adapt in difficult communication situations, information on available technical devices, ideas to manage hearing loss related stress, classes for hard of hearing, oral deaf and late deafened adults and a resource library.

Manitoba Deaf-Blind Association
MDBA is a community based advocacy group that improves opportunities and resources for Manitobans who have a combination of hearing and vision loss.
Email: association.manitobadeafblind@gmail.com

Manitoba Telecom Services (MTS)
MTS offers a range of special needs equipment at the Portage Place mall in Winnipeg at 2-393 Portage Ave.

Resource Centre for Manitobans who are Deaf-Blind (RCMDB)
The RCMDB promotes opportunities for independence, dignity and empowerment for adults in Manitoba who have become deaf-blind. Services are provided to adults, and their family members, who are deaf-blind due to accident, trauma, disease or condition.