GOVERNMENT OF CANADA ANNOUNCES 75% WAGE SUBSIDY PROGRAM

The Federal Government announced an up to 75 per cent wage subsidy for qualifying businesses, for up to 3 months, retroactive to March 15, 2020. This will help businesses to keep and return workers to the payroll. More details on eligibility criteria will start with the impact of COVID-19 on sales, and will be shared before the end […]

MANITOBA RESTRICTS OPERATIONS OF NON-CRITICAL BUSINESSES INCLUDING RESTAURANTS IN NEW PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER EFFECTIVE APRIL 1

Changes Made to Protect Health, Safety of all Manitobans: Pallister The Manitoba government is issuing a new public health order to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health and safety of all Manitobans, Premier Brian Pallister announced today. “These decisions are not easy ones, but they must be made during this global pandemic […]

LINKS FOR NEWS & RESOURCES FOR BUSINESSES DURING COVID-19

We are continually updating this page with links to news and resources for businesses in our industry during the COVID-19 crisis. Associate MRFA Members with PPE Supplies for Sale Restaurant Canada’s Guide to Reopening City of Winnipeg’s Temporary Patio Guidelines & Forms Manitoba’s Guide to Re-Opening the Economy Safely (Roadmap for Recovery PDF) LGCA’s Guide […]

MRFA Press Release: MANITOBA RESTAURANT AND FOODSERVICES ASSOCIATION CALLS TO THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT TO ENACT LIQUOR DELIVERY & TAKEOUT LEGISLATION SIMILAR TO OTHER PROVINCES IN ORDER TO BRING WORKERS BACK TO WORK

Winnipeg, MB – The Manitoba Restaurant and Foodservices Association (MRFA) is disappointed to hear that recent conversations with the provincial government about enacting liquor delivery & takeout legislation similar to B.C., Alberta and Saskatchewan was denied with no timeline in sight for implementation. A recent conversation with Minister Wharton’s office about liquor delivery & takeout […]

City of Winnipeg Announces Free Temporary Curbside Pick-Up Zones in Downtown and 1 Hour Free Parking

To support local businesses, the City will be working with the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ to establish temporary curbside pick-up locations throughout our neighbourhood. We want to thank Mayor Brian Bowman, Councillor Sherri Rollins and the Public Service for working with us to make this happen! The Downtown BIZ will be putting up signs to mark […]

DOWNTOWN WINNIPEG BIZ OFFERS BUSINESS CONTINUITY AND CRISIS RECOVERY WEBINAR – OPEN TO NON MEMBERS

INFORMATION SHARED BY THE DOWNTOWN BIZ The COVID-19 pandemic is creating an incredibly challenging time for our downtown business community. The business owners I’ve spoken with in the past week are under tremendous strain. We understand that cash, clarity and business continuity are top of mind. As part of our ongoing support during the pandemic, […]

PROVINCE ANNOUNCES TEMPORARY EXCEPTION TO EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS LAYOFF RULES DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

More Flexibility Would Benefit Employers and Employees: Fielding The Manitoba government is adding a temporary exception to employment standards regulations to give employers more time to recall employees laid off as a result of COVID-19, Finance Minister Scott Fielding announced today. “The sudden economic impacts of COVID-19 are significant and we are addressing concerns we’ve […]

PROVINCE APPEALS TO MANITOBA BUSINESSES TO FIND CREATIVE SUPPLY SOLUTIONS TO HELP CONTAIN COVID-19

Engaging Manitoba Industry to Bolster Province’s Long-Term Supply: Friesen The province is reaching out to businesses and their employees for products and supplies to help efforts in the fight against COVID-19, Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Cameron Friesen announced today. “The Manitoba government is working to contain and reduce the impact of COVID-19, and […]

CANADIAN GOVERNMENT: RESOURCES FOR CANADIAN BUSINESSES DURING COVID-19

The Federal Government has produced a webpage aimed at helping Canadian businesses navigate this unprecedented time during the COVID-19 crisis. Please view https://www.canada.ca/en/services/business/maintaingrowimprovebusiness/resources-for-canadian-businesses.html for more information. As always, please feel free to reach out to the MRFA at info@mrfa.mb.ca or 204-783-9955 with any questions or concerns you may have.

CONTRIBUTOR POST: Sculpture Hospitality’s How to Protect Your Kegs and Other Closing Tips during COVID-19

SUBMITTED BY MRFA ASSOCIATE MEMBER FRANK VAN DER KOON AND SCULPTURE HOSPITALITY. Sculpture Hospitality has produced a guide with recommendations on how to protect your kegs and draft system during a time when many establishments are closing . Please visit https://blog.sculpturehospitality.com/blog/protect-your-kegs-during-covid-19-shutdowns, and https://blog.sculpturehospitality.com/blog/preparing-your-bar-or-restaurant-for-covid-19-shutdown. Submitted by: Frank VanDerKroon Regional Director of MB/NW Ontario/Netherlands & Franchisee of […]