INITIATIVES WITH IMPACT

The Manitoba Chambers of Commerce designs and delivers strategic initiatives and innovative resources in support of sustainable economic development and our community’s future.

Since March 2020, it has been our key purpose to connect Manitoba’s business leaders with trusted pandemic experts, credible information, and the financial relief they need to make it through to the other side of the pandemic. We’ve delivered timely updates on evolving public health protocols and government response programs, championing businesses of all sizes, across all sectors.

Connect with us to learn how our programs can benefit your organization or click the links below to learn about specific initiatives:

MMDF OPEN TO APPLICATIONS: Manitoba Mineral Development Fund investing in Northern community and economic development
Digital Manitoba Initiative CLOSED: Recovery fund for digital investments & technological transformation
Manitoba Business Matters COVID-19 focused website, tools, and resources
#BuyLocalMB Marketing campaign to inspire long-term consumer behaviour in support of local business
Retrain Manitoba CLOSED: Recovery fund to defray training & upskilling for Manitoba employees
Dine-In Restaurant Relief Program CLOSED: Recovery fund for dine-in restaurants affected by pandemic operating restrictions
B2BManitoba.ca Non-medical grade PPE online marketplace for Manitoba businesses
Climate Action Toolkit for Manitoba Business Checklists and resources to support businesses dedicated to reducing GHG emissions and increasing sustainability
Child Care Expansion Fund Program CLOSED: Grants to increase childcare capacity initiated during the pandemic in support of placement allocation for essential workers
SafeAtHome Grant Program CLOSED: Grants to enable virtual activities and programming for Manitobans
Kairos Blanket Exercise COMPLETED: Indigenous awareness and reconciliation program offered to businesses through generous funding from Manitoba 150

 

Advocacy in Action

With the arrival of COVID-19, MCC shifted our focus to designing and administering relief funds and support programs for businesses and communities in an effort to mitigate the pandemic’s impact. Our Report to the Community is a summary of 2 years of hard work.

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TRIP 2.0 Delivers huge boost for Manitoba’s hospitality & tourism industries

In total, the three phases of TRIP generated direct, trackable spending on hotels and attractions of $7.8 million. But even more significant, participants who responded to a 2021 post-initiative survey estimated their total trip spend at approximately $510 – for an estimated economic boost of more than $16.8 million.

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Dine-In Restaurant Relief Program Hailed a “Delicious” Success Story

Targeted support to dine-in restaurants required to close to in-person service due to COVID-19 prevention orders and who chose to shift to a delivery model. In partnership with the Manitoba Restaurant & Foodservices Association, the program morphed into three phases with expanded intake criteria to include a broader range of affected foodservices businesses.

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Manitoba businesses upskill or train more than 18,000 employees with $12.5 million program

1,365 Manitoba businesses received reimbursements to train or upskill 18,086 employees through a wide range of courses including in-person, online and industry-recognized courses by third-party trainers. Of the 1,365 businesses, 87 per cent were small businesses (with 0 to 99 employees).

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