Take our Recovery Survey to Ensure our Industry Receives the Support We Need

We Need Your Feedback to Ensure Recovery Support for Our Industry Please Take & Share Our Survey If you are a restaurant owner/operator, please take a couple moments to complete our survey about the necessary support our industry will require during the upcoming recovery phase of the pandemic. If you are an associate member, please share […]

Province Announces its 4-3-2-One Great Summer Reopening Plan; Plan Brings As Many Questions As Answers

The Manitoba government has launched its safe summer reopening path with more openings and fewer restrictions for Manitobans beginning by Canada Day, Premier Brian Pallister announced today. “Summer is coming and vaccines are here,” said Pallister. “Our ‘4-3-2-One Great Summer’ Reopening Path rewards Manitobans with greater freedoms and fewer restrictions on our lives and economy […]

Province Announces Minor Loosening of Restrictions; No Change for Restaurants

Provincial public health orders will soon allow small outdoor gatherings on private and public property as many measures in the public health orders will remain in place to reduce the strain on Manitoba’s health-care system and reduce COVID-19 transmission rates, Premier Brian Pallister and Dr. Brent Roussin, chief provincial public health officer, announced today. “Thanks […]

Media Release – Phase Three of Dine-in Restaurant Relief Program Announced

WINNIPEG – June 4, 2021: The Manitoba Chambers of Commerce, in partnership with the Manitoba Restaurant and Foodservices Association, today announced the expansion of the Dine-in Restaurant Relief Program to include a new subset of eligible restaurants: fast casual.   “Since the launch of the Dine-In Restaurant Relief Fund in January 2021, we have approved […]

Province Announces Minimum Wage Will Increase to $11.95 October 1, 2021

Manitoba Finance is advising Manitobans the provincial minimum wage will increase by five cents to $11.95 as of Oct. 1. By law, Manitoba’s minimum wage is tied to the Consumer Price Index. This adjustment is based on Manitoba’s 2020 inflation rate of 0.5 per cent, rounding up to the nearest five cents. Indexing Manitoba’s minimum […]

City of Winnipeg Announces Second Round of $1,500 Economic Support Grant

The City of Winnipeg has announced it has opened applications for a second round of its Economic Support Grant. Eligible small businesses and non-profits can receive $1,500 in a non-repayable grant to be used for rent, utilities, wages, personal protective equipment (PPE), sanitizing equipment, or other business expenses incurred. From the City’s webpage: In December […]

Letter from Executive Director & CEO Shaun Jeffrey in May Newsletter

Hello Friends. This is a time like no other in our lives. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to produce uncertainty, stress and trauma in our industry. By now, we have all been impacted by this virus, which has been devastating for so many of us. Despite the challenges we are all facing every day, this is […]

Official May 29th Health Orders Posted; No Change for Restaurant Restrictions From Previous Version

The Province has posted the official health orders which come into effect at 12:01am tomorrow, May 29, 2021. No changes to restrictions have been made in this version of the health orders since the current version; restaurants and licensed food service establishments are required to remain closed to dine-in but may provide take-out and delivery. […]

Province Announces New Restrictions & Extension of Restrictions, Including Closure of Restaurants to In-Person Dining

New, strengthened public health orders are being put in place for the next two weeks to encourage Manitobans to stay at home to reduce COVID-19 transmission rates and to help protect the health-care system, Premier Brian Pallister and Dr. Brent Roussin, chief provincial public health officer, announced today. “Manitobans must stay home as much as […]

Province Extends Additional Restrictions Added Ahead of May Long to May 29th

The current public health orders that were put in place for the May long weekend to keep Manitobans close to home and reduce transmission rates, will remain in effect for the remainder of the week to help protect the health-care system and to give officials additional time to monitor case and patient numbers, Premier Brian […]