Annual Conference

October 28, 2024






Beyond Limits Annual Conference is a chance to come together in person to connect and learn about topics related to the disability community.

Theme: Living your Best Life at Every Stage!

Our goal is to enhance the quality and accessibility of services for all people, at every age and stage in their life. We will explore intersections of age with topics such as culture, communication and community access, to ensure that we are supporting children, youth, adults and seniors to live the life that they want. If you are a person with lived experience of disability, a direct support provider, clinician, family member, community partner, in management, or just someone who wants to expand their understanding of how we can make Manitoba more accessible for all, this conference is for you! Join us as we exchange ideas, expertise and knowledge on how to live our own best life, and support others to life their best life at every stage.

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Monday October 28, 2024 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM CDT


Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre, 1808 Wellington Avenue Winnipeg, MB R3H 0G3

Opening Keynote:

Grant Bruno

Grant Bruno is Nehiyaw (Plains Cree) and a registered member of Nipsihkopahk (Samson Cree Nation), one of the reserves that makes up Maskwacis, Alberta, but grew up in Enoch Cree Nation. He is a PhD in Medical Sciences – Pediatrics candidate at the University of Alberta. His PhD research will explore redefining autism from a Nehiyaw lens, gathering stories with families and individuals who have experiences with autism using a strength-based approach, as well as gathering data on the perspectives of autism in Maskwacis. 

In his opening keynote presentation: An Exploration of Indigenous Autism in Canada: A Nehiyaw Perspective Grant will explore how Indigenous people are often under-presented in the discourse around autism. Drawing from his experience as a parent and member of Samson Cree Nation, Grant will explore ideas and concepts on how to better support Indigenous families with autistic children by incorporating Indigenous perspectives and knowledge into practice. Grant will also discuss the significance of Indigenous culture and connection in creating healthy environments, as well as explore practical tips for integrating holistic models into Western approaches, practices, services, and supports.

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Watch Grant’s Documentary: The Gift of Being Different

Apply for an Exhibitor Booth!

Becoming a conference exhibitor is an excellent way to network and share information about your company and/or organization. All exhibitor booths will be positioned in the main conference room so that conference participants can easily visit each booth. View the Exhibitor Booth Application Form for more information.

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What People are Saying:

The Beyond Limits Conference is a quality professional development experience. The topics are diverse and relevant, and the speakers are fantastic. Aside from the learning, there are many opportunities to network and meet others. I thoroughly enjoy myself every year and recommend others attend. Keep up the great work!

– Margo Powell, Executive Director, Abilities Manitoba

New Directions values the local Beyond Limits conference that provides professional development opportunities for our Support Staff, Leaders and Clinicians alike. Having direct access to national leading practice experts coupled with opportunities to network with colleagues are two of the main reasons why our staff continue to appreciate this conference.  

– Dr.Charmayne Dubé, OT (C) – Senior Director, Adult Services, New Directions


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