Marnie Courage, O.T. Reg. (MB)
Marnie Courage is the CEO and Inclusion Specialist at Enabling Access Inc., an occupational therapy and accessibility services company based in Winnipeg, Canada and established in 2005 to increase ability and inclusion for people with disabilities living in the community. Marnie is an advocate for disability rights and is passionate about creating more equitable and inclusive experiences for persons with disabilities. Marnie is a Mental Health Occupational Therapist, Certified Ergonomics Evaluator, Certified Life Care Planner and Medical-Legal expert in the areas of complex disabilities and catastrophic injuries, accessible housing and personal injury cost of future care.
Marnie is a member of the International Association of Accessibility Professionals who wrote and teaches Creating Inclusive Workplaces - Accessibility to Accommodation, at the University of Winnipeg for HR PACE program. Partnering with a multidisciplinary team of experts across Canada, Marnie and her team provide workplace accessibility auditing, consultation and training. In alignment with "Nothing about us without us", Marnie works directly with the disability community who are experienced in facing barriers to inform the professional services of Enabling Access.
With over 20 years of clinical experience and an Executive Certificate in Home Modification from the University of Southern California, Marnie is an international expert on home modifications and accessible housing. She sits on the Canadian Home Builders' Home Modification Council, the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists' Home Modification Task Force and is on the Technical Committee of the CSA's Accessible Housing Standard. Marnie is a content contributor for both the Canadian Age Safe Senior Safety Specialist course and the Canadian Home Builder's Associations Adaptiv Home training course. Marnie created Aging in Place Manitoba and leads the national home modification assessment and consultation division of Enabling Access Inc. to support people living with disabilities and those wanting to live in place as they age. Marnie continues to make positive local impacts and have global influence in the areas of life care planning, accessible housing, and home modifications.