Manitoba Update

All / Manitoba

February 1, 2004

Manitoba closed Pelican Lake Training Centre in 2000, a facility that housed 75 people with intellectual disabilities.  Manitoba still has two institutions which have approximately 650 people living in them. Although there are no definite plans for closure, 10 – 15 people per year do leave for community options and 10 -15 people die each year. There are very few admissions to this facility. Recently People First of Manitoba met with the new Minister of Family Services and urged the government to plan for further closures and support the establishment of a federal Community Transition Fund.