Vulnerable Persons Act Think Tank


On March 20, 2019, Community Living Manitoba and the Public Interest Law Centre hosted a Think Tank to discuss recommendations for strengthening protections under the /Vulnerable Persons Living with a Mental Disability Act /(VPA).

The VPA came into force on October 4, 1996 and was enacted to promote and protect the rights of adults living with a mental disability who need assistance to meet their basic needs. While many provisions in the Act were considered groundbreaking upon their introduction, the implementation and impact of the Act has been imperfect and some provisions are now outdated.

26 participants from service delivery and community organizations attended the Think Tank to engage in robust dialogues prompted by background information and questions posed by Community Living Manitoba. Participants were also asked to put together recommendations, which will be published in a forthcoming report being prepared on behalf of Community Living Manitoba.