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Children's disABILITY Services

CFS Authorities, CFS Agencies and Community Care Providers

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

Employment and Income Assistance (EIA)

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Healthy Baby Programs

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(All documents in PDF format unless otherwise stated)

January 21, 2022 2022-04r - Rapid tests for symptomatic staff
2022-04r - Rapid COVID Testing - Supply Order Form (attachment)
January 13, 2022 2021-69 (R) - Staff Screening
January 11, 2022

2022-04 - Rapid tests for symptomatic staff

2022-04 - Rapid COVID Testing - Supply Order Form (attachment)

January 11, 2022 2022-03 - Public Health Direction – Self-Isolation (Quarantine) Requirements and Exemptions
December 23, 2021 2021-64r - BD Veritor rapid test kit expiry dates

BD Veritor rapid test kit expiry dates Appendix A
December 17, 2021 2021-64 - Rapid test kit expiry
December 17, 2021 2021-63 - COVID-19 vaccination booster/third doses
December 16, 2021 2021-58r - Weekly rapid test reporting
October 22, 2021 2021-57r- COVID-19 Rapid testing frequently asked questions

Appendix A - Abbott Rapid Test Device SDS

Appendix B - BD Veritor Antigen Test Kit Reagent SDS
October 20, 2021 2021-56 - Questions regarding BD Veritor COVID-19 rapid test kits

Appendix A - BD Veritor Rapid Test Screening "How to" guide
September 24, 2021

2021-52 - Rapid Testing of Non-Vaccinated Staff – Service Providers

2021-52 - Appendix A: Attestation Sample (.docx)

2021-52 - Appendix B: Self-Administered Rapid Testing for Employees - Abbott Panbio™ Test Kit

2021-52 - Appendix C: Self-Administered Rapid Testing for Employees - BD Veritor™ Plus System

September 17, 2021 2021-51 - Collecting Employee Immunization Information & Preparations for Required Testing – Service Providers
August 31, 2021 Requirements for Immunizations/Testing for Designated Public Sector Employees
August 27, 2021 2021-47 - Mandatory Masks
August 24, 2021 2021-46 - Immunization and Testing Requirements
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)

November 24, 2021 2021-61 - Resuming In-Person Visits with Families
August 18, 2021 2021-30r(2) - Information on COVID-19 Vaccination for Children Ages 12 to 17
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 - CDS Website – Vaccine Roll-out for youth 12-17

May 12, 2021

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


CFS Authorities, CFS Agencies and Community Care Providers

(All documents in PDF format unless otherwise stated)

January 7, 2022 2020-189r(3) - COVID-19 - Pandemic Staffing Support Benefit
November 15, 2021 2021-59 - COVID 19 Vaccinations for children in care aged 5-11
October 22, 2021 2020-189r(2) - COVID-19 - Pandemic Staffing Support Benefit
September 2, 2021 2021-21 (r4) - Personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements for CFS Community Care Providers
June 3, 2021 2021-37 - COVID-19 Testing Consent for Children in Foster Care (Clarification)
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)

January 21, 2022

2022-08 - Rapid COVID-19 Tests for Symptomatic CLDS Participants

Rapid COVID Testing - Supply Order Form

January 10, 2022 2021-66(R) - Temporary Suspension of Community Living disABILITY Services Day Services
December 21, 2021 2021-60(r) - Visits and Gatherings at Shift-Staffed Residential Care Facilities
November 23, 2021 2021-60 - Visits and Gatherings at Shift-Staffed Residential Care Facilities
November 17, 2021 Community Living disABILITY Services – Service Provider Bulletin November 2021
October 22, 2021 2020-189r(2) - COVID-19 - Pandemic Staffing Support Benefit
October 1, 2021

2021-22(r) - Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Requirements for CLDS Service Provider Staff, Participants and Visitors

2021-22(r) - Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Requirements for CLDS Service Provider Staff, Participants and Visitors - Quick Reference Guide

Septetmber 7, 2021

2021-50 - Reopening of Community Living disABILITY Services Day Services

Memo - Reopening of Community Living disABILITY Services Day Services

Day Services Reopening Prioritization Assessment Tool

Attachment 1 -  Day Services Reopening Plan

Attachment 2 -  Reopening Of Day Services Transportation Requirements

Attachment 3 - Reopening Of Day Services Requirements

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

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 13, 2021 2021-24 - Public Health Direction – Self-Isolation (Quarantine) Exemptions
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 information 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)

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)

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

February 9, 2021

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

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

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 6, 2020 2020-182: Community Living disABILITY Services Wellness Check Protocol
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)

January 26, 2022 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Early Learning and Child Care Practice Guidance
January 7, 2022 2020-189r(3) - COVID-19 - Pandemic Staffing Support Benefit
January 4, 2022 2022-02 - Recommendations for Nursery and School Age Facilities during the remote learning period for schools
January 4, 2022 2022-01 - Parent Fee Support Grant for Licensed Centres and Child Care Homes
December 30, 2021 2021-09 - Prioritization of Critical Services Workers
November 9, 2021 2021-13 - Capital Building Fund
October 22, 2021 2021-55 - COVID-19 - Verification of Immunization Status and Rapid Testing of Non-Vaccinated Licensees, Volunteers and Staff

2021-55 - Appendix - Attestation/Declaration Form for Home-Based Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC) Facilities
October 22, 2021 2020-189r(2) - COVID-19 - Pandemic Staffing Support Benefit
October 19, 2021 2020-145-r(2) - ELCC Practice Guide Update

2020-145r - ELCC Practice Guide - October 2021
October 1, 2021 2021-54 - Changes to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Distribution Process
September 2, 2021 2021-44r - Upcoming Changes to Public Health Recommendations for ELCC
August 12, 2021 2021-45 - Mask Use in ELCC Facilities and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Distribution
June 29, 2021 2021-42 - Self-isolation exemptions related to travel
June 18, 2021 2021-40 - Child care provision during summer 2021
June 3, 2021 2021-27r(2) - Parent Fee Support for Licensed Centres and Child Care Homes
May 28, 2021

2021-19 - COVID-19 Incident Reporting – Revised Procedure and Form

Attachment 1 - Legislative Authority to Collect Health Information

Attachment 2 - COVID-19 Incident Reporting Form

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 28, 2020 2020-180r - After hours contact with ELCC facilities
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