Community Development

The Community Development Branch of Municipal Relations works to strengthen community planning and development in neighborhoods, communities and regions across Manitoba by co-ordinating delivery of programs and technical assistance to increase municipal and organizational capacity, assisting municipalities and community organizations in undertaking projects that provide long-term benefits to their communities and encouraging regional approaches.
 
The Branch provides single window services including capacity-building, advisory and consultative support of community-based and regional organizations and local government. It focuses staffing and on-line resources to assist organizations to be more self-sufficient, strengthen governance and enable improved outcomes including access to programs, grants and resources, in partnership with other departments and organizations.
 
The Branch also provides a single point of access for grant applications which will reduce red tape for the non-profit sector and that support community partnerships to build vibrant sustainable communities providing a high quality of life for Manitobans. Its Community Development Program consolidates funding and commitments to non-profit organizations and local governments for community development activities, emergency grants, and related partnership projects across Manitoba. The Community Development Program also supports youth employment through the delivery of the Green Team grants.
 
  • Renewing the Non-Profit Sector - The Manitoba government is developing a new strategy to build capacity and promote sustainability in the non-profit sector that will guide future provincial investments and inform transformation in community development programs. A new strategy will strengthen the non-profit sector, assisting individual organizations across Manitoba to be sustainable and successful and will ensure Manitoba's non-profit sector is best poised to deliver positive outcomes and increase philanthropy and charitable giving. 
  • Building Sustainable Communities - helps build thriving sustainable communities that provide a high quality of life for Manitobans. The grant leverages investments in community development by local governments, non-profit organizations and others.
 


Thank you for your interest in the Building Sustainable Communities (BSC) program. The department received  a positive response to the program’s first intake call, with over 550 applications received.  Applications are currently being reviewed and assessed by department staff. 

 

We are working to expedite the review and funding decisions will be shared as soon as they are available.

 

Please note that the program’s first intake for 2019/20 is now closed and is no longer accepting applications.

 

For more information on the Building Sustainable Communities Program visit www.manitobago.ca . In addition, the department staff in regional offices across the province will work with clients to provide support and answer any questions. If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact Municipal Relations Staff:

  

For further information and assistance:

Municipal Relations - Community Development Branch Offices

Central Region

225 Wardrop St.

Morden MB R6M 1N4

Ph: 204-822-5418

Fax: 204-822-2915

Toll Free: 1-866-346-5219

E-mail: Cindy.Kowalski@gov.mb.ca

Interlake Region

Box 1519, 75-7th Ave

Gimli MB R0C 1B0

Ph: 204-642-6014

Fax: 204-642-6150

E-mail: Ian.Goodall-George@gov.mb.ca

 

Eastman Region

Box 50, 20 1st St S

Beausejour MB R0E 0C0

Ph: 204-268-6021

Fax: 204-26-6070

Toll Free: 1-800-665-6107

E-mail: Roger.Langlais@gov.mb.ca

Parkland Region

Box 14, 27 2nd Ave SW

Dauphin MB R7N 3E5

Ph: 204-622-2022

Fax: 204-622-2298

E-mail: Martijn.VanLuijn@gov.mb.ca

 

Norman Region

118 - Station Rd, North Central Mall

Thompson MB R8N 0N3

Ph: 204-679-8331

Fax: 204-677-0639

E-mail: Melissa.Branconnier@gov.mb.ca

 

Westman Region

Rm 335-340 9th St

Brandon MB R7A 6C2

Ph: 204-726-6066

Fax: 204-726-6583

Toll Free: 1-800-259-6592

E-mail: kris.doull@gov.mb.ca

Winnipeg

Manitoba Municipal Relations

6th Floor-800 Portage Ave

Winnipeg MB R3G 0N4

Ph: 204-945-4401

Fax: 204-948-4042

E-mail: Jaymi.Derrett@gov.mb.ca

   
  • Urban/Hometown Green Team - funds youth employment for summer programs by non-profit organizations and municipalities.
  • Emergency Capital Grant Program - provides emergency capital support to non-profit community organizations. Contact your regional office for more information.

For more information about these programs and services, or support provided under previous programs, please contact us at:

 

Municipal Relations

Community Development Branch

6th Floor - 800 Portage Avenue

Winnipeg, Manitoba

R3G 0N4

 

Telephone: 1-204-945-3766

E-mail: CPD@gov.mb.ca