Pandemic Staffing Support Benefit

The intake window for the Pandemic Staffing Support Benefit is now closed.


The Pandemic Staffing Support Benefit provided monthly funding to eligible non-profit organizations in the child welfare, adult disability services, homelessness and child care sectors, as well as licensed home-based child care providers. The benefit assisted with the additional costs of maintaining staffing during the pandemic.

Further information is available in the 2020-189 Pandemic Staffing Support Benefit Circular and the news release from November 18, 2020: New $10-Million Pandemic Staffing Support Benefit to Support Staffing in Disability Services, Child Care and Child Welfare

Frequently Asked Questions

What was the deadline for applications?

Assistance was available for costs incurred up to and including March 31, 2022. Applications were accepted until April 22, 2022.

Will my organization have to repay the amount received under the Pandemic Staffing Support Benefit?

Approved recipients will not be required to pay the funds back to Manitoba.

Who do I contact if I have questions about the benefit or about my application?

Child and Family Services Group Home/Community Care Providers, Community Living disABILITY Services Shift-Staffed Residential Service Providers and homeless shelter providers may contact the Agency Accountability and Support Unit (AASU) at:
Fax: 204-948-4656

Early Learning and Child Care facilities may contact ELCC Finance at:
Fax: 204-948-3540