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  • Limited spaces remain for iCan Shine Bike Camp Winnipeg

  • July 12, 2019
  • St.Amant Foundation has partnered with iCan Shine Bike Camp Winnipeg to offer those who were supported by St.Amant an opportunity to learn how to ride a bicycle. It is a 5-day program that helps someone learn to ride a two-wheel bicycle independently. 

    iCanBike conducts 5-day camps across North America which consist of five 75-minute bike-riding sessions per day with a range of riders per session. The bike camp’s fee is covered by donations received by St.Amant Foundation.

    Registration has been extended as there are a few spots remaining! Please submit your registration form to your program contact by July 15, 2019, at 4pm. If you want to register someone not supported by St.Amant, click here.

    Here’s how it rolls out:

    July 22 to July 26 at 517 Pandora Ave East, East End Arena, Transcona

    In this program, participants must meet all of these criteria:

    • Minimum of 8 years old
    • Have a disability
    • Able to walk without assistive device
    • Willing and able to wear a properly fitted bike helmet
    • Maximum weight 220 lbs.
    • Able to sidestep to both sides
    • Able to attend all five (5) days of camp
    • Minimum of inseam of 20″ (measure from floor while rider is wearing sneakers)

  • Share your passion this fall as a St.Amant Leisure Guide facilitator

  • The St.Amant Leisure Guide offers leisure and recreation opportunities for children and adults with developmental disabilities and autism who are supported by St.Amant.

    We’re currently accepting proposals from those who have skills to share and wish to facilitate a proposed activity OR for individuals to deliver suggested activities that participants have asked for.

    Apply online by July 31, 2019.

    View the spring Leisure Guide catalogue as a reference for the type of activities offered.

    Previous sessions were a great success and proved to be a place to make new friends and try new things.

    Questions? Contact Shawna Coulthard at leisureguide@stamant.ca or 204-256-4301 ext. 3368.

    Submission Criteria:

    • Offers opportunities for meaningful and interactive leisure activities
    • Offers opportunities for relationship building between participants and/or between volunteers and participants
    • Fosters universality and participation
    • Does not rely on incremental learning and application of skills from prior weeks
    • Relevant skills and facilitator experience required to deliver the program including life or work experience with individuals with autism, developmental disabilities and/or acquired brain injuries

    Facilitator Responsibilities: 

    • Design and facilitate (8) 60-90 minute weekly program sessions to run between September 17-November 10, 2019 or design and facilitate (4) 60-90 minute bi-weekly program sessions to run between September 17-November 10, 2019.
    • Attend a 1-hour facilitator orientation session (or a shorter version for past facilitators)
    • Create a safe and respectful environment for participants, families and volunteers
    • Create an environment that encourages relationship building
    • Set-up/take-down supplies and equipment required for your program activities
    • Know, understand, and carry out emergency protocols as outlined in the facilitator training
    • Report weekly on program attendance, activity summaries, and accident reports


  • Mindful Self-Compassion classes available for families

  • July 3, 2019
  • Research shows that self-compassion is strongly associated with emotional well-being, lower levels of anxiety and depression, healthy habits, and more satisfying relationships. Learn how to motivate yourself with the same kindness and understanding you’d offer a close friend, enabling you to care for yourself while caring for others

    Tuesdays September 17, 2019 to November 12, 2019, 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Location: St. Boniface Hospital – Education Building Parlour – 431, Taché Avenue – Room N1037

    Mandatory Orientation: September 17, 2019, 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Half-Day Retreat: Saturday, October 19, 2019 0900-1300
    Tuition: A sliding scale fee ensures our programs are fully accessible to those who wish to journey with us. We invite you to consider paying at the level you can afford.

    Please keep in mind:
    Fees for similar programs can be upwards of $500 or more.
    Suggested minimum of $50 for individuals associated with CHCM (ex. St.Amant, unless otherwise specified).
    Suggested minimum of $100 for members of the broader community (unless otherwise specified).
    Full scholarships may be available should payment be a barrier.


  • Summer Solstice Ceremony and Sharing Circle Open to Everyone

  • June 13, 2019
  • Join us as we gather on Friday, June 28 at 1:15pm in the Buhler Gardens at 440 River Road to celebrate the arrival of the new summer season.

    This gathering is open to everyone. Please support those who find meaning in wearing traditional ceremonial clothing to prepare accordingly. Blankets will also be available.

    People who have their own drum practice are invited to bring their drum to share in opening and closing songs. Those who practice First Nations, Metis or Inuit dance will have a space to share their dance during the songs.

    We will be hosting friends from the WRHA Indigenous Health and Cultural Care program who will lead us in a teaching ceremony, a smudge and a sharing circle. Afterwards, we will enjoy some refreshments and a traditional snack.

    If you have any questions please contact Andrew Terhoch at aterhoch@stamant.ca or ext 2611.

  • Disability Matters Vote Campaign To Launch at Picnic at Assiniboine Park

  • We need your help to launch the Disability Matters Vote Campaign on Thursday, July 4th at beautiful Assiniboine Park! 

    Everyone is invited to come to the picnic, grab a yard sign, some pins and show your support for this campaign. The Disability Matters Vote 2016 campaign made an impression on our government and potentially saved our sector from funding cuts. 

     Disability Matters Vote 2016 Launch at Manitoba Legislative Building.


    When: 11 am to 2 pm on Thursday, July 4 (program starts at noon) 

    Where: Assiniboine Park – Pavilion Event Tent entrance (rain or shine!)
    Accessible parking lot and washrooms nearby


    • David Kron, Executive Director Cerebral Palsy Assoication of Manitoba 
    • Heather Stefanson, Minister of Families, Deputy Premier, MLA for Tuxedo
    • Dougald Lamont, Leader of the Manitoba Liberal Party
    • Wab Kinew, Leader of the New Democratic Party of Manitoba
    • James Beddome, Leader of the Green Party of Manitoba
    • Scott Smith, family advocate
    • Margo Powell, Executive Director, Abilities Manitoba

    Check out this inspiring video from the last campaign for a sense of what’s ahead!