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April 19, 2021 - Manitoba Government Invests $25 Million to Support Preservation Efforts of Historic Hudson's Bay Company

As announced in Budget 2021, Protecting Manitobans, Advancing Manitoba, the Manitoba government has established the $25-million The Bay Building Fund to support projects that will restore, preserve or maintain the heritage elements of the historic downtown Winnipeg Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC) building, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox and Municipal Relations Minister Derek Johnson announced today… read more


April 1, 2021 - Province Providing $6.4 Million to 24 Community-Based Agencies to Deliver Enhanced Supports and Services to Victims of Crime

The Manitoba government is providing $6.4 million to 24 community organizations to deliver programs that address the diverse needs of victims, including $850,000 for agencies that support survivors of sexual violence, Justice Minister Cameron Friesen announced today, at the start of Sexual Assault Awareness Month… read more


March 21, 2021 - Statement from Indigenous and Northern Relations Minister Eileen Clarke and Sport, Culture And Heritage Minister Cathy Cox on Observance of International Day for Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Today we commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, declared annually on March 21, marking the importance of ending racial discrimination around the world… read more


March 8, 2021 - Province Recognizes International Women's Day, Announces Support for Women in Trades Programming

The Manitoba government is investing $50,000 for two initiatives that support and encourage women pursuing non-traditional career options, including a program that focuses on increasing Indigenous women’s representation, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox, minister responsible for the status of women, announced today… read more


March 8, 2021 - Tender Awarded for Renovations to Manitoba Centennial Concert Hall

The Manitoba government is awarding a $12.5-million tender for upgrades and renovations to the Manitoba Centennial Concert Hall to restore the building’s exterior, Sport Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox and Central Services Minister Reg Helwer announced today… read more


February 22, 2021 - Province Expands Safe at Home Manitoba Programming, Unveils Revamped COVID-19 Public Awareness Campaign to Protect Manitobans

The Safe at Home Manitoba grant has been expanded to support more than 300 projects totalling $5 million to help Manitobans stay active and engaged while adhering to public health orders, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox announced today, joined by Dr. Brent Roussin, Manitoba’s chief provincial public health officer, as the province unveiled a revamped public awareness campaign to protect Manitobans from the spread of COVID-19… read more


February 18, 2021 - Province Invests in Information System to Enhance Services at Family Violence Shelters

The Manitoba government is providing over $88,000 to End Homelessness Winnipeg to assist provincially funded family violence agencies in using a shared information system that will enable them to share data to better support families in need, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox, minister responsible for the status of women, announced today… read more


January 25, 2021 - Province Invests $100,000 Toward River Trails Through Safe at Home Manitoba Grant

The Manitoba government is providing up to $100,000 to The Forks to help create, maintain and expand The Winnipeg Foundation Centennial River Trail, providing Manitobans with the opportunity to walk, bike, skate and cross-country ski along Winnipeg’s rivers, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox announced today… read more


January 13, 2021 - Province Extends Application Deadline for $750,000 Heritage Resources Conservation Grant Applications

The Manitoba government has extended the deadline to January 30 for applications to the Heritage Resources Conservation Grant, a program that supports local, community-based projects for the preservation and enhancement of Manitoba’s heritage sites, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox announced today… read more


December 30, 2020 - Province Approves More Than $1.5 Million in New Safe at Home Manitoba Grants

More than 160 projects totalling $2.7 million have been approved through the Safe at Home Manitoba grant, a new program that encourages Manitobans to enjoy creative cultural, artistic and fitness activities in the safety of their own homes, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox announced today… read more


December 20, 2020 - Statement from Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox on Hockey Heritage Day

Today, our government recognizes Hockey Heritage Day in Manitoba. The Province of Manitoba has designated Dec. 20 as Manitoba Hockey Heritage Day, encouraging all Manitobans to celebrate our rich hockey history. From our amateur players who play on backyard rinks and at local community clubs, to the men and woman who have gone on to play professionally and have represented Manitoba on the world stage, Manitoba has a proud hockey tradition to celebrate… read more


December 17, 2020 - Province Approves More Than $1.2 Million in Safe at Home Manitoba Grants

More than 50 new projects have been approved through the Safe at Home Manitoba grant, a new program which will allow Manitobans to enjoy creative cultural, artistic, and fitness activities in the safety of their own homes this holiday season, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox announced today… read more


December 7, 2020 - Safe at Home Program Launched by Province for Holiday Season

The Manitoba government has launched a new Safe at Home Manitoba grant, which will enable people staying home this holiday season to enjoy creative cultural, artistic, and fitness activities delivered by Manitoba organizations and businesses, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox and Municipal Relations Minister Rochelle Squires announced today… read more


December 4, 2020 - Province Announces Gender-Based Violence Framework and $5.6 Million for Agencies Working with Victims of Crime

In advance of the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women Dec. 6, the Manitoba government is providing new supports to help protect victims of crime, including gender-based violence, announced today by Justice Minister Cliff Cullen and Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox, minister responsible for the status of women… read more


November 28, 2020 - Statement from Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox on Holodomor Memorial Day

Today, our government recognizes the 87th Anniversary of the Holodomor, the Ukrainian Famine and Genocide of 1932 to 1933, when wheat became a weapon in the Ukraine… read more


November 13, 2020 - Province Announces New Supports for Victims of Intimate Partner Violence in the Justice System

New and enhanced initiatives will ensure victims and families at risk of or currently experiencing intimate partner violence get the support they need earlier and prior to criminal and family courts, Justice Minister Cliff Cullen announced today… read more


November 6, 2020 - Province Launches 'Manitoba Remembers', a Digital Project to Honour Veterans

The Manitoba government will make it easier for Manitobans to show their support for veterans this year through a digital project to honour veterans, remember their sacrifices and bring the community together, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox and Jon Reyes, special envoy for military affairs, announced today… read more


November 1, 2020 - Province Marks Start of Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Today marks the beginning of Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Manitoba and the provincial government is raising awareness of the resources available for Manitobans affected by family and intimate partner violence, announced Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox, minister responsible for the status of women… read more


October 11, 2020 - Manitoba Government Recognizes International Day of the Girl

The Manitoba government is recognizing the International Day of the Girl and investing in the cyber security of young women, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox, minister responsible for the status of women, announced today… read more


October 10, 2020 - Manitoba Offers Grants to Support Ethnocultural Organizations and Special Projects

The Manitoba government is once again issuing a call for applications from ethnocultural organizations for funding that will support their core goals as well as special projects, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox announced today… read more


October 2, 2020 - Manitoba Announces Heritage Grant Program Funding

The province has approved more than $130,000 that will be shared by groups, institutions and communities under the Heritage Grant Program, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox announced today… read more


September 24, 2020 - Province Provides Update on Harassment and Sexual Harassment in Government Workplaces

In its commitment to fostering a respectful workplace, the Manitoba government has released its annual statistics on investigations related to harassment within the civil service, Central Services Minister Reg Helwer, minister responsible for the Civil Service, and Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox, minister responsible for the status of women, announced today… read more


July 24, 2020 - Manitoba Government Creates CFL 2020 Hub City Committee

As the Canadian Football League (CFL) has tentatively selected Winnipeg as its hub city for a potential fall 2020 season, the province has created a community-based volunteer committee to oversee the plans, Economic Development and Training Minister Ralph Eichler and Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox announced today… read more


July 20, 2020 - Manitoba Government Investing $8 Million for New #RestartMB Event Attraction Strategy

The Manitoba government is launching an $8 million #RestartMB Event Attraction Strategy and making a bid to be the Canadian Football League’s (CFL) hub city in fall 2020, Premier Brian Pallister announced today… read more


July 17, 2020 - Province Invests $10 Million in Manitoba Signature Museuns

The Manitoba government is creating dedicated endowment funds to ensure ongoing support for the province’s seven unique and popular signature museums, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox announced today… read more


June 27, 2020 - Statement from Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox on Canadian Multiculturalism Day

On behalf of all Manitobans, I wish everyone a happy Multiculturalism Day! For generations, people from all over the world have chosen to make Manitoba their home. They have chosen our province to build a better, safer, more prosperous life… read more


June 16, 2020 - Manitoba Awards Heritage Grants to 50 Organizations

The Manitoba government is investing more than $255,000 in grants to 50 Manitoba organizations through the Heritage Grants Program, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox announced today… read more


June 15, 2020 - Manitoba Celebrates Athletes, Coaches During Special Olympics Manitoba Awareness Week

The Manitoba government is celebrating the achievements of athletes, coaches and families as part of Special Olympics Manitoba Awareness Week, Families Minister Heather Stefanson and Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox announced today… read more


June 9, 2020 - Manitoba Investing $750,000 for Heritage Resource Conservation Grants

BRANDON — Manitoba Heritage Resource Conservation grants totalling $750,000 have been awarded to more than 80 projects from community groups, volunteer organizations and heritage organizations, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox announced today… read more


May 19, 2020 - Province Introduces New Resources to Support Victims of Family Violence During Pandemic

The Manitoba government is launching new resources to help those affected by family and intimate partner violence during the COVID-19 pandemic, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox, minister responsible for the status of women, announced today… read more


May 18, 2020 - Manitoba Celebrates International Museum Day

The province is celebrating International Museum Day by encouraging Manitobans to explore their history with virtual visits to Manitoba museums, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox announced today… read more


May 8, 2020 - Province Announces Funding for Projects to Preserve Military Memorials

The Manitoba government is providing more than $50,000 in grants for 11 new projects that will extend the life of military memorials across the province through the Military Memorial Conservation Grant, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox announced today… read more


May 5, 2020 - Province Plans Virtual Celebration of Manitoba Day

Manitobans are encouraged to join in a creative online commemoration of Manitoba Day in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox announced today… read more


April 11, 2020 - Students and Parents Encouraged to `E-Xplore' Manitoba's Museums, Winnipeg Art Gallery Through Online Tours

Manitoba’s many beloved museums and art galleries have temporarily closed their doors because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but everyone is encouraged to keep enjoying the province’s rich art and cultural experiences by heading online, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox said today… read more


April 8, 2020 - Major Manitoba 150 Celebrations Paused for 2020

Due to the significant public health concerns surrounding COVID-19 and large public gatherings, major Manitoba 150 celebrations are being paused for 2020, Premier Brian Pallister announced today… read more


April 1, 2020 - Province Announces Initiatives in Support of Sexual Assault Awareness Month

“As Manitobans, we all love our beautiful summers and we were looking forward to celebrating Manitoba’s 150th anniversary, but right now, health and safety must come first,” said Pallister. “We know this is a difficult time for Manitobans, but we will get through this. We look forward to the days when we can reunite with our friends and neighbours to keep celebrating our great province”… read more


March 9, 2020 - Manitoba Recognizes International Women’s Day with Launch of Empower Women 20/20 Awards

Manitoba is recognizing International Women’s Day by launching a new awards program to honour women who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of gender equality, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox, minister responsible for the status of women, announced today… read more


March 6, 2020 - Manitoba Government Enhances Film and Video Production Tax Credit

As part of Budget 2020, the Manitoba government plans to enhance the Film and Video Production Tax Credit to encourage private-sector investment in permanent film infrastructure and attract more animation, visual effects (VFX) and post-production companies to relocate or do business in the province, Finance Minister Scott Fielding and Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox announced today… read more


March 6, 2020 - Manitoba Government Removes Red Tape Around Film Production Traffic Control

Manitoba’s thriving film production industry will benefit from proposed changes to The Highway Traffic Act that would give them more flexibility to acquire traffic control services on roads, Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler and Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox announced today… read more


January 28, 2020 - Archives of Manitoba Launches ‘Your Archives: The Histories We Share’

Manitobans are invited to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Manitoba becoming a province by helping shape a unique history exhibit, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox announced today… read more


January 27, 2020 - Manitoba to Partner With Community to Support Women, Children Affected by Family Violence

The Manitoba government has chosen Wahbung Abinoonjiiag Inc. to lead a network of community agencies to help improve housing options for women and children who have experienced family violence… read more


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