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 partnetship with other departments and organziations.
The Branch also provides a single point of access for grant applications which will reduce red tape for 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 conolidates 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:
  • 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.
  • 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