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 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 grant support to the non-profit sector in Manitoba. Its Community Development Program consolidates funding and commitments to non-profit organizations and local governments for community development activities, 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 Program- 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. Program areas include, but are not limited to, planning activities, organizational capacity, community and regional initiatives, and capital infrastructure to build, extend, improve or enhance public use facilities and spaces. Eligible applicants include non-profit organizations, charitable organizations, municipalities (including local authorities such as planning districts) and Northern Affairs Community Councils. The program's January 23, 2023 intake is now closed and is no longer accepting applications. Visit our website at www.manitobago.ca for further information/resources including Program Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions.
 
 
Urban/Hometown Green Team Program - creates summer employment opportunities for youth aged 15 to 29 years. Approved applicants provide a variety of community development projects that improve neighbourhoods, promote community involvement and help develop young leaders. Eligible applicants include: municipal governments (other than the City of Winnipeg), Northern Affairs Community Councils, non-profit organizations and education authorities throughout Manitoba.
 
The 2024 Urban/Hometown Green Team Program application intake is now open. Applications will be accepted until March 4, 2024. Visit our website at www.manitobago.ca for further information/resources including Program Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions.
 
 
For more information on the Building Sustainable Communities Program or the Urban/Hometown Green Team 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 these programs, please contact Municipal Relations Staff:
 
 
Municipal Relations
Community Development Branch
6th floor – 800 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg MB  R3G 0N4
Toll-Free Calling:  1-855-644-0401
Ph:  204-945-3379  Fax:  204-948-4042
 
     Building Sustainable Communities
     6th floor – 800 Portage Avenue
     Winnipeg MB  R3G 0N4
     Toll-Free Calling:  1-855-644-0401
     Ph:  431-337-1860  Fax:  204-948-4042
     E-mail:  BSC@gov.mb.ca
 
 
     Urban/Hometown Green Team
     6th floor – 800 Portage Avenue
     Winnipeg MB  R3G 0N4
     Toll-Free Calling:  1-855-644-0401
     Ph:  204-945-3379  Fax: 204-948-4042
     E-mail:  GreenTeam@gov.mb.ca
 
     Central Region
     Box 50075, A - 536 Stephen Street
     Morden MB  R6M 1T7
     Ph: Ph:  204-822-2933
     Fax:  204-822-2847
     E-mail:  Cindy.Kowalski@gov.mb.ca
 
 
     Eastern Region
     Box 50, 20 1st Street South
     Beausejour MB  R0E 0C0
     Ph:  204-268-6021
     Fax:  204-268-6070
     E-mail:  Roger.Langlais@gov.mb.ca
 
     Interlake Region
     Room 103, 235 Eaton Avenue
     Selkirk MB  R1A 0W7
     Ph:  204-642-6014
     Fax:  204-785-5155
     E-mail:  Ian.Goodall-George@gov.mb.ca
 
 
    Parkland and Midwestern Region
    Room 335, 340 9th Street
    Brandon MB  R7A 6C2
    Ph:  204-726-6069
    Fax:  204-726-6583
    E-mail: Kris.Doull@gov.mb.ca
 
     Northern Region
      Ph:  204-268-6021
      Fax:  204-268-6070
      E-mail:  Roger.Langlais@gov.mb.ca
 
 
     Western Region
     Room 335, 340 9th Street
     Brandon MB  R7A 6C2
     Ph: 204-726-6069
     Fax: 204-726-6583
     E-mail:  Kris.Doull@gov.mb.ca