The Little People of Manitoba (LPM) is a non-profit, charitable organization, dedicated to creating awareness about the prominent issues affecting people with dwarfism, and providing social support for Little People in Manitoba. We are just in the process of updating our webpage, so check in frequently to see what's new. Our Main Menu pages have all been... Continue Reading →
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Why are little people so small? A: This question is the most common question asked to a little person. When asked by a child, the best answer to give is they were born that way. Inform the child that being small is the same reason of them having brown hair, or blue eyes. It... Continue Reading →
Dwarfism Awareness Month 2020
In October 2020, LPM has participated in several interviews to discuss Dwarfism Awareness Month. See below for up to date interviews completed: Little People of Manitoba & Dwarfism Awareness Day (which is Oct 25th)October 23, 2020The Start - Global News Radio https://omny.fm/shows/cjob-morning/little-people-of-manitoba-dwarfism-awareness-day-w Raising awareness, one question at a time: October is dwarfism awareness monthBy: Kellen... Continue Reading →
We close Dwarfism Awareness Month with a video. Watch it here.
Watch our Dwarfism Awareness Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VinIxqCKAw
LPM on CJOB with Mackling and Megarry. October 24, 2018. Hear it here.
Samantha Rayburn-Trubyk, Connie Lidster and Avery Lindgren were on with Mackling and Megarry as part of Dwarfism Awareness Month programming. Listen to the full audio track here... https://youtu.be/LmOnbJxcvqE
Maybe it’s time to be intolerant only of intolerance?
Our own Samantha Rayburn-Trubyk penned an insightful editorial for the Winnipeg Free Press as part of this year's October Dwarfism Awareness campaign. Read it here ... Free Press Oct 2018
October is Dwarfism Awareness Month. “A Person is a Person, no matter how small.” – Dr. Seuss.
Did you know? Dwarfism affects bone growth, not cognitive ability. There are more than 200 different types of Dwarfism. The most common form of Dwarfism is Achondroplasia, which is characterized by disproportionately short arms and legs. In 2017 The Province of Manitoba officially declared October 25 to be annually recognized as "Dwarfism Awareness Day". (read... Continue Reading →
Province of Manitoba Officially Declares October 25th to be Dwarfism Awareness Day
October 25th is recognized as Dwarfism Awareness Day by the Little People of America (LPA). The LPA was started in 1957 with actor Billy Barty and 20 short-statured friends. The first LPA meeting was monumental for a group of people who were severely mislabeled and misunderstood by society. Today, various Little People organizations exist worldwide,... Continue Reading →