Message from the Minister of Labour, Consumer Protection and Government Services

As Manitoba’s Minister of Labour, Consumer Protection and Government Services, it is my pleasure to welcome you to our department’s website.

Governments across the globe are striving to transform public services to meet citizens’ expectations that are relevant in the modern world. A key element in transforming how government works is to ensure that public servants have the right tools and resources to redesign programs and services to provide accessible and easy to use end-to-end services to all Manitobans better, faster and at a lower cost to taxpayers. Our department takes pride in its critical role that enables the public service to deliver programs and services that address the needs of our citizens while achieving intended outcomes.

The Government Services portfolio provides strategic oversight, policy direction and service delivery in procurement, Information Technology (IT), digital government, data science, capital planning, project delivery and asset management of vertical and underground infrastructure.

In addition, through expanded portfolios in Labour and Consumer Protection, our department provides services beyond government and the broader public sector in areas such as employment standards, workplace safety and health, and consumer protection.

This website provides information about our work in a variety of key service areas, including:

  • capital planning and support towards Manitoba’s Capital Framework;
  • management of Federal-Provincial capital funding agreements and partnerships;
  • management of government’s vertical and underground capital infrastructure projects;
  • real estate and property management of government’s owned and leased assets;
  • provision of digital and IT solutions, as well as cyber security;
  • procurement and supply chain management, including logistics and fleet management;
  • programs and services ensuring compliance with workplace safety and health, employment standards; and
  • programs and services strengthening consumer protection, including consumer protection legislation.
We work with federal, provincial/territorial and municipal levels of government and community organizations to undertake the challenging work of improving the effectiveness and efficiency of government's programs and services to provide Manitobans with high-quality, relevant, and meaningful services they deserve. 

Thank you for your interest in this vital area of Manitoba's public service.

Honourable Reg Helwer
Minister of Labour, Consumer Protection and Government Services

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