Manitoba Protection Plan

Expanded Shelter Capacity

The Manitoba government will add more than 140 new shelter beds to support people affected by homelessness and allow for social distancing protocols as part of the province’s broader Manitoba Protection Plan response to COVID-19. Up to $1.2 million will be invested at several locations in Winnipeg to:

  • repurpose a vacant Manitoba Housing building on Sargent Avenue to create 31 new beds;
  • add 35 beds provided by the Salvation Army at its Martha Street location;
  • expand Siloam Mission’s capacity by 50 beds; and
  • move individuals currently using the Salvation Army’s SonRise Village to alternate locations, making its 26 beds available for new clients.

Information for Shelters

The Manitoba government has created fact sheets, posters and other resources for shelters and agencies to share with their clients to help stop the spread of COVID-19.