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Children's disABILITY Services

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Community Living disABILITY Services

Early Learning and Child Care Centres and Home-based Child Care Providers

Employment and Income Assistance (EIA)

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Healthy Baby Programs


All Programs / General

(All documents in PDF format unless otherwise stated)

March 18, 2021 2021-12 Self-isolation (quarantine) direction from public health
February 12, 2021 2020-203 Hospital visitation - REVISED
February 3, 2021 2021-05 COVID-19 Vaccination Rollout Plan
December 1, 2020 2020-200R Sick Leave Supports for Employers and Employees
November 26, 2020 2020-191 Critical Services Worker definition 
November 6, 2020 2020-181 - Alternate Isolation Accommodations
April 27, 2020 Health Management and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Use for Staff Who Work Directly With Clients
April 27, 2020 2020-71 - Shared Health PPE Update
April 20, 2020 COVID-19 Response – Mental Health Supports
March 13, 2020 Risk Assessment Tool

Children's disABILITY Services

(All documents in PDF format unless otherwise stated)

June 14, 2021

2021-39 - COVID-19 Vaccination for Homebound CDS Participants in the Rural Northern Region

2021-36 - Attachment Homebound Participant Template (.xlsx)

June 14, 2021

2021-38 - COVID-19 Vaccination for Homebound CDS Participants in the Winnipeg Region

June 3, 2021

2021-30(r) - Information on COVID-19 Vaccination for Children Ages 12 to 17

2021-30 - CDS Website – Vaccine Roll-out for youth 12-17

May 17, 2021

CDS May Update

May 12, 2021

2020-205r - Guidance for Planning move to Code Red in School and Child care settings for Children and Youth with Disabilities

December 18, 2020 2020-206 Outdoor Mask Use
November 12, 2020 CDS November Bulletin
November 12, 2020 2020-190 - Public Health Announcement – Entire Province Moving to Code Red
November 12, 2020 2020-190 - Public Health Announcement – Entire Province Moving to Code Red - Attachment #3


CFS Authorities, CFS Agencies and Community Care Providers

(All documents in PDF format unless otherwise stated)

June 3, 2021 2021-37 - COVID-19 Testing Consent for Children in Foster Care (Clarification)
May 14, 2021 2021-21 - Personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements for CFS Community Care Providers
May 13, 2021 2021-24 - Public Health Direction – Self-Isolation (Quarantine) Exemptions
April 13, 2021 2020-189(r) - Pandemic Staffing Support Benefit
March 23, 2021 2020-47r – COVID-19 - Supports for Youth Exiting Care during COVID-19 - UPDATE
March 4, 2021 2021-10 - Public health direction – self-isolation (quarantine) exemptions
February 8, 2021 2021-07 COVID-19 Vaccine Scheduling – Priority Staff in Congregate Facilities
January 13, 2021 2020-212 COVID-19 Vaccine Priority Criteria - Health Care Workers revised
November 27, 2020 2020-199 Caregiver Wage Support Program
November 12, 2020 2020-190 - Public Health Announcement – Entire Province Moving to Code Red
November 12, 2020 2020-190 - Public Health Announcement – Entire Province Moving to Code Red - Attachment #1
November 10, 2020 2020-188 - Pandemic Response Nurses
November 3, 2020 2020-154 - CFSA Documentation of COVID-19 for Children in Care
October 29, 2020 Letter from Dr. Roussin to CLDS and CFS homes
October 20, 2020 2020-161 - Checklist for residential and group care staff who are diagnosed with COVID-19
October 20, 2020 2020-161 - Checklist for CFS and CLDS Residential and Group Care Staff Diagnosed with COVID-19
October 9, 2020 2020-134 - Staff Screening Prior to Attending Workplace
October 6, 2020 CFS Checklist for Suspect and Confirmed COVID-19 Cases
September 22, 2020 2020-10-Adoption/Post-Adoption Guidelines update
September 4, 2020 2020-139 - Return to Schools
June 23, 2020 Referrals from CFS to Public Health
May 21, 2020 2020-85 - Visitation in the CFS sector – PPE use and health management
April 15, 2020 2020-34 - Group Care Facility Licenses and Variances
March 27, 2020 2020-25 - Foster Care Guidelines
2020-25 - Foster Care Guidelines Attachment
March 19, 2020 2020-06 - Notification of changes to programs or services
2020-06 - Attachment: Changes to Funded Agencies Reporting Form

Community Living disABILITY Services

(All documents in PDF format unless otherwise stated)

June 11, 2021

2021-29(r) - Revised Critical Need Day Services Criteria for CLDS Participants in Winnipeg

CLdS Day Service Staffing Redeployment template - revised (.xlsx)

June 11, 2021 2020-172(r) - Visitation Restrictions for CLDS while the Province is designated as Red (Critical) – Revised
June 11, 2021

2021-36 - COVID-19 Vaccination for Homebound CLDS Participants in Rural and Northern Regions

2021-36 - Attachment - Physician / Nurse Practitioner COVID-19 Immunization Support Letter

2021-36 - Attachment - Homebound participant template

2021-36 - Attachment - Homebound participant template

June 2, 2021

2021-35 - COVID-19 Vaccination for Homebound CLDS Participants in the Winnipeg Region

2021-35 - COVID-19 Vaccination for Homebound CLDS Participants in the Winnipeg Region (Attachment)

May 21, 2021

2021-32 - Second Dose COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility for Community Living disABILITY Services Participants

2021-32 - Attachment - Physician / Nurse Practitioner COVID-19 Immunization Support Letter

May 21, 2021 2021-22 - Personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements for CLDS service providers
May 13, 2021 2021-24 - Public Health Direction – Self-Isolation (Quarantine) Exemptions
May 12, 2021

CDS May Update

May 12, 2021

2020-205r - Guidance for Planning move to Code Red in School and Child care settings for Children and Youth with Disabilities

April 30, 2021

2021-16 - COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Criteria for Community Living disABILITY Services Participants

2021-16 - Patient iformation template - attachment #1 (.DOCX)

April 30, 2021

2021-17(r) - Obtaining Consent for COVID-19 Vaccinations

2021-17(r) - Vaccine Consent Form (gov.mb.ca) - attachment #1

April 19, 2021 2020-198r - Direct Service Provider Rapid Recruitment Initiative 

2020-198r - Direct Service Provider Rapid Recruitment Initiative - attachment (xlsx)
April 19, 2021

2020-207r Situational Management Plan Updates

2020-207r Situational Management Plan Updates attachment (.DOCX)

April 13, 2021 2020-189(r) - Pandemic Staffing Support Benefit
March 12, 2021

2021-11 - Optional N95 mask use when providing direct care to individuals who are suspected or confirmed COVID-19 cases

Frequently Asked Questions - N95 Mask Use in CLDS Shift-Staffed Homes, CFS Group Homes and EPR Funded by the Department of Families

March 4, 2021 2021-10 - Public health direction – self-isolation (quarantine) exemptions
February 9, 2021

2020-193(r) Pre-Screening Assessment for In-Person Visits

2020-193(r) Pre-Screening Assessment for In-Peerson Visits Attachment

February 8, 2021 2021-07 COVID-19 Vaccine Scheduling – Priority Staff in Congregate Facilities
January 13 , 2021 2020-212 COVID-19 Vaccine Priority Criteria - Health Care Workers Revised
December 22, 2020 2020-209 - Screening and Support Team
December 22, 2020

2020-187 Safety Precautions for Staff Providing Assistance to CLDS Residents Using Positive Airway Pressure (PAP) Devices

2020-187 Tips for Staff Assisting with an Aerosol Generating Machine Procedure

December 18, 2020 2020-211 – Criteria for Reviewing Requests to Allow CLDS Participants to Visit Family Homes
December 18, 2020 2020-206 Outdoor Mask Use
November 27, 2020 2020-199 - Caregiver Wage Support Program
November 23, 2020 2020-185 - Pandemic Response Nurses - Revised
November 23, 2020 2020-194 COVID-19 Rapid Respond Team
November 12, 2020 2020-190 - Public Health Announcement – Entire Province Moving to Code Red
November 12, 2020 2020-190 - Public Health Announcement – Entire Province Moving to Code Red - Attachment #2
October 20, 2020 2020-161 - Checklist for residential and group care staff who are diagnosed with COVID-19
October 20, 2020 2020-161 - Checklist for CFS and CLDS Residential and Group Care Staff Diagnosed with COVID-19
October 9, 2020 2020-134 - Staff Screening Prior to Attending Workplace
October 9, 2020 2020-134 - Employee Screening Poster
October 6, 2020 CLDS Checklist for Suspect and Confirmed COVID-19 Cases
May 4, 2020 2020-68 - CDS-CLDS transition planning and use of the WASI-II for urgent CLDS referrals during the COVID response

Early Learning and Child Care Centres and Home-based Child Care Providers

(All documents in PDF format unless otherwise stated)

June 3, 2021 2021-27r(2) - Parent Fee Support for Licensed Centres and Child Care Homes
May 28, 2020 2020-180r - After hours contact with ELCC facilities
May 26, 2021

2020-145r(2) - ELCC Practice Guide Update May 2021

2020-145r - ELCC Practice Guide May 2021

May 13, 2021 2021-24 - Public Health Direction – Self-Isolation (Quarantine) Exemptions
May 13, 2021 2021-28 - Changes to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Distribution
May 9, 2021 2021-26 - Changes to Education system and impact for early learning and child care
April 13, 2021 2021-01r(3) - Fast Pass rapid testing program
April 13, 2021 2020-189(r) - Pandemic Staffing Support Benefit
March 4, 2021 2021-10 - Public health direction – self-isolation (quarantine) exemptions
February 11, 2021 2021-09 Prioritization of Critical Services Workers
February 11, 2021 2021-08 Reminder Regarding Pandemic Staffing Support Benefit
January 21, 2021 2021-02 In-person meetings and gatherings
December 16, 2020 2020-210 Child care centres encouraged to access no-cost lead testing for drinking water
December 11, 2020 2020-15 Manitoba Child Care Search
2020-15 Circular Appendix
December 7, 2020 2020-13 Parent Advisory Committee – Early Learning and Child Care
December 2, 2020 2020-204 - Remote Learning Period for Schools Jan. 4 to 15, 2021 (optional for K-6)
December 2, 2020 2020-202 - Child Care Subsidy Program – Attendance and Funding
November 26, 2020 2020-197 - Sample Family Survey regarding Children of Critical Services Workers

Critical Services Worker Survey
November 26, 2020 2020-195 - Prioritizing Critical Service Workers
November 16, 2020 FastCare disposable medical masks
November 12, 2020 2020-190 - Public Health Announcement – Entire Province Moving to Code Red
November 12, 2020 2020-190 - Public Health Announcement – Entire Province Moving to Code Red - Attachment #4
November 6, 2020 2020-180 - After hours contact with ELCC facilities
November 4, 2020 2020-174 - Planning for a Critical (Red) Level under the Pandemic Response System in Early Learning and Child Care Facilities
November 4, 2020 2020-174 - Planning for a Critical (Red) Level under the Pandemic Response System in Early Learning and Child Care Facilities - attachment
November 4, 2020 2020-173r - Child care centre staff in Manitoba required to wear medical-grade masks
November 3, 2020 2020-173r - Letter from Dr. Roussin regarding wearing medical grade masks 
October 23, 2020 2020-170 - Continuing Health Management and PPE Direction in ELCC
October 16, 2020 2020-165 - Continuing Health Management and PPE Direction in ELCC
October 13, 2020 2020-159 - Child Care Subsidy Program – Orientation Sessions
September 28, 2020 2020-152 - Proactive and precautionary lead testing in child care centres
September 25, 2020 2020-151 - Public Health Directive for Winnipeg and Region
September 25, 2020 2020-145 - ELCC Practice Guide - UPDATE
September 2020 COVID-19 - ELCC Practice Guide - UPDATED
September 21, 2020 2020-119 - Subsidy Orientations, Subsidy Funding and Attendance Reporting UPDATE
September 21, 2020 2020-144 - Letter to parents/guardians informing them of a confirmed positive case at an early learning and child care facility
Positive Case Letter template (Word)
September 18, 2020 2020-128 Prairie Mountain Health Region - Information for child care facilities Update 
September 17, 2020 2020-143 Mask distribution for ELCC facilities
September 11, 2020 Mask Usage Poster (8.5 x 11)
Mask Usage Poster (11 x 17)
September 4, 2020 2020-138 Mask use for children in ELCC facilities (centres, nursery schools and family child care homes)
September 2, 2020 2020-136 Child Care Expansion Fund
August 27, 2020 2020-133 Update to Public Health direction mask use
August 26, 2020 2020-131 Mask Requirements
August 25, 2020 2020-123 ELCC: Guidelines for Schools and School-Located Child Care Centres
2020-123 ELCC: Guidelines for Schools and School-Located Child Care Centres attachment
August 11, 2020 2020-122 ELCC– Nursery School Services
August 10, 2020 2020-121 ELCC - Public Health Protocols
July 31, 2020 2020-118 ELCC K-12 Education Plan
July 15, 2020 2020-113 Annual Budget Submissions – Update
SUPPLEMENTARY BUDGET FORM (excel)
July 14, 2020 2020-104 Transportation in Early Learning and Child Care
July 13, 2020 2020-112 Guidance Documents from Public Health Agency of Canada
July 13, 2020 2020-111 Weekly Calls to Child Care Facilities
July 9, 2020 2020-109 Critical Services Guidelines – Child Care Facilities (other than Foster Homes) Licensing
July 8, 2020 2020-108  Screening Tools for Use in Child Care Facilities
July 6, 2020 2020-56 - Temporary Licensed Child Care Search Tool UPDATED
June 23, 2020 2020-101 Update to COVID-19 Communications Structure for the Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC) Program
June 23, 2020 2020-96 Temporary Child Care Services and Re-opening of Schools
June 20, 2020 2020-100 Facilities FAQ
June 20, 2020 2020-100 FAQ Families
June 18, 2020 2020-100 Phase 3 Child Care Re-Opening Considerations
June 11, 2020 2020-98 Continuing the Re-Opening of Child Care Services
May 27, 2020 2020-94 - Child Care - Phase Two Re-opening Program(s): Early Learning and Child Care
May 21, 2020 2020-86 - Temporary Child Care Services – UPDATE
May 19, 2020 2020-76 - Annual Budget Submissions Temporarily on "Pause"
May 13, 2020 2020-82 - Frequently Asked Questions about the Early Learning and Child Care Inclusion Support Program
May 5, 2020 2020-79 Child care centres in schools can stay open or re-open
April 29, 2020 2020-77 - Protocols for child care facilities unchanged by new re-opening plans
April 27, 2020 2020-69 - Federal COVID-19 measures relevant for early learning and child care
April 23, 2020 2020-31 - New practices to support the needs of child care centres
April 23, 2020 2020-55 - Food Handling in Child Care Facilities
April 22, 2020 2020-51 - Subsidy Orientations Postponed, Subsidy Funding and Attendance Reporting
April 16, 2020 2020-57 - Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Use in Child Care Facilities
April 9, 2020 2020-53 COVID-19 ELCC Practice Guidance
April 9, 2020 2020-54 - Winnipeg School Division Child Care Centres
April 6, 2020 2020-50 - Children Focused Resources for Parents and Caregivers
April 6, 2020 2020-48 - Cleaning Supplies and Personal Protective Equipment
  2020-48 - Cleaning Supplies and Personal Protective Equipment Inventory Form Attachment (excel)
April 3, 2020 2020-46 - Matching Families with Licensed Child Care Spaces
April 3, 2020 2020-41 - Frequently Asked Questions from Early Learning and Child Care
April 1, 2020 2020-45 - Daily Protocols for Filling Available Child Care Space
April 1, 2020 2020-37 - Attendance Reporting During COVID-19 Response
March 31, 2020 2020-43 - Public Health Order Exclude Child Care Services
March 30, 2020 COVID-19: Practice Guidance Letter
April 9, 2020 COVID-19: Early Learning and Child Care
March 27, 2020 2020-40 - Parent Fees During COVID-19
March 24, 2020 2020-24 - Redirection of early learning and child care communication channels
March 24, 2020 2020-23 - Providing care for children of essential services workers
March 24, 2020 2020-22 - Incident Reporting and Notification of changes to programs and services
  2020-22 - Attachment: Incident Reporting Form
March 21, 2020 2020-20 - Information Pertaining to COVID19 - Screening Questions

Employment and Income Assistance (EIA)

(All documents in PDF format unless otherwise stated)

December 22, 2020 2020-166R - Personal Protective Equipment (MAsks) for New Enrolments on EIA
November 17, 2020 2020-04R - Extension of Rewarding Volunteer's Benefit (RVB)
September 29, 2020 2020-42(R) - Social Services Appeal Board Departmental Representation - Update
June 24, 2020 2020-102 - Gradual Restarting of Employment and Income Assistance Non-Essential Services
June 4, 2020 2020-97 - Disability Economic Support Program Benefit
May 26, 2020 2020-91 - Disability Economic Support Program Benefit
May 21, 2020 2020-75R - Treatment of the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) and Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB)
May 21, 2020 2020-75R - Treatment of Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) and Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB) flowchart
  COVID-19 Federal Benefits Questions and Answers
March 25, 2020 2020-33 - Transportation and Miscellaneous Funds for Education, Training or Employment related programming

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

(All documents in PDF format unless otherwise stated)

December 9, 2020 2020-196 - COVID-19 Prevention - Information for FASD Service Providers
2020-196 - Pre-Screening Assessment for In-Person Visits

Healthy Baby Programs

(All documents in PDF format unless otherwise stated)

September 2, 2020 2020-124 - Reopening of in-person Healthy Baby programs

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