girl on bike in front of church showing rampWe welcome and affirm people of all abilities. We are a Accessibility and Inclusion certified congregation. This includes awareness of invisible disabilities.

Mobility

Our sanctuary and main floor of the building are fully accessible to those using wheelchairs or having limited mobility, including the main floor washroom. Our basement level and upper level are currently not accessible. We have received a grant that will enable us to install an elevator in the building by 2025.

Sight

Large-print hymnals and Orders of Service are always available; please ask an usher when you arrive Sunday mornings.

Hearing

We have hearing assist headphones available at the sound booth for worship services. During all church events, anyone wishing to speak is required to use a microphone so those who are hard of hearing are not excluded. Our Music Director uses the hearing assist headphone system during choir rehearsal.

Chemical Sensitivity

We use odorless candles. We currently do not have a scent-free seating area during worship, but we are working on creating one.

Children

If you want your child to participate in our religious education program and feel that they may require special accommodation due to learning disabilities or behavioural issues, please contact the Coordinator of Lifespan Faith Development in advance so the best possible arrangements can be made.

Pastoral Care

We provide pastoral care to all members regardless of ability. To build the beloved community, the volunteers on the care team receive special training to assist those who may feel unwelcome, patronized or marginalized because of their disability. They may not be able to fully remedy every situation, but they can provide a compassionate ear and a willingness to enlist the help of others. If you have a hidden disability that you think it’s important for someone to know, please contact a member of the pastoral care team or contact the minister to share your information in confidence.

Service Animals

We have grassy areas where service animals may relieve themselves.

If you have any questions not answered or concerns not addressed, please contact the church office to seek further information.

Website

The First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg aims for the highest level of conformance with the accessibility standards set out in the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1), which is used as an international standard (including the Accessibility for Manitobans Act (AMA)) for accessibility for electronic documents, websites, and communications. More information about the accessibility of our website can be found on this page.