Man. government announces COVID-19 support and measures

Domain: Care, Economy
Government:Provincial/Territorial, Manitoba
Tags:Communities, Public Health, COVID-19
  • The Manitoba government announces measures to support individuals, families, communities and businesses amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 

March 2020

  • Introduction of COVID-19 emergency supplement to Budget 2020. Read more 
  • Manitoba declares state of emergency. Read more 
  • Investment of $27.6 million to support child care for essential workers. Read more
  • Program launches to help Manitobans cope with anxiety related to COVID-19, $4.5 million investment. Read more 
  • Temporary exception to employment standards regulations gives employers more time to recall employees laid off as a result of COVID-19. Read more 

April 2020

  • $4.5 million invested in cognitive behavioural therapy program to support mental health of Manitobans. Read more
  • Additions and amendments announced to strengthen The Emergency Measures Act. Read more 
  • Up to $1 billion to support the Manitoba government’s ongoing actions. Read more
  • Health-care workers required to self-isolate for 14 days will now be compensated. Read more 
  • Manitoba launches an online resource for families whose children are learning at home. Read more 
  • New $5-million fund for research projects related to COVID-19. Read more
  • Extended supports and services for youth aging out of the child welfare system. Read more
  • Student loan repayments suspended to lessen cost burden. Read more
  • Over $100 million in support and relief. Read more
  • Manitoba quadruples commitment, adds $300 million to COVID-19 support, relief. Read more
  • Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba returns $37-million surplus to provide financial relief to employers. Read more
  • $120 million to support Manitoba’s small and medium-sized businesses. Read more
  • $120 million for Manitoba Summer Student Recovery Program. Read more
  • New temporary measures include supports for youth in care and post-secondary students. Read more

May 2020

  • $45 million in direct financial support to Manitoba seniors. Read more
  • Support for students, postsecondary institutions with increased bursary funding. Read more
  • Up to $10 million to support community organizations, municipalities and provincial parks delivering Green Team projects this upcoming summer. Read more
  • Introduction of additional temporary orders to extend deadlines and social service and child care provisions. Read more
  • State of emergency extended. Read more
  • $10 million in grants to support 344 projects for community development projects. Read more
  • Launch of new resources to help those affected by family and intimate partner violence. Read more
  • Continued measures to support businesses and tenants include deferred tax filing deadlines, postponed eviction hearings and rent freeze. Read more
  • Launch of online tool to connect employers and students for jobs. Read more
  • $4.6 million in direct and immediate financial support to low-income Manitobans with disabilities. Read more

June 2020

  • Expansion of $120 million Risk Recognition program to include more front-line workers who were exposed to added risk during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more
  • Investment in over 7,000 student jobs as part of the province’s COVID-19 response and recovery efforts. Read more
  • Launch of a new hiring program to get more Manitobans back to work this summer. Read more
  • Introduction of the Manitoba Job Restart program, which will provide direct payments to a maximum of $2,000 to help qualified Manitobans return to work. Read more
  • Nearly $760,000 to expand supports to vulnerable people experiencing homelessness. Read more

July 2020

  • Expansion of Back to Work wage subsidy program. Read more
  • More than 78,000 Manitobans to receive payment through risk recognition program. Read more

August 2020

  • Creation of a $100 million Safe Schools fund. Read more

September 2020

  • Investment of an additional $1.5 million to support the ongoing and expanded needs of homeless shelters. Read more

October 2020  

  • Families Minister announces extended supports and services. Read more 
  • $750,000 to Futurpreneur to support a three-year youth economic recovery project to combat the economic effects of COVID-19Read more 

November 2020 

  • Federal government invests $1.9 million to further protect Manitoba farm workers during COVID-19. Read more
  • Federal government, in partnership with Manitoba First Nations, is providing $61.4 million in immediate funding to support their response to the pandemic in a number of areas. Read more
  • Launch of a COVID-19 health care support worker micro-credential will train students to work as uncertified health care aides and support resident care. Read more
  • $10 million for a new Pandemic Staffing Support Benefit to help address urgent staffing needs in the disability services, child care and child welfare sectors. Read more

December 2020 

  • $7.7 million for personal care homes to address costs related to COVID-19. Read more
  • Over $600,000 for mental health supports for students and staff. Read more
  • Distribution of $25.6 million through the Transitional Support Fund to help publicly funded post-secondary institutions adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more
  • $1.2 million to extend the Home Nutrition and Learning Program. Read more


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