NOTICE TO MEMBERS WITH VLTs: VLTs TO BE DISABLED APRIL 1

To help reduce the spread of COVID-19, and to protect the health and safety of all Manitobans,  as required in the order issued on March 30 under the Public Health Act restricting operations of non-critical businesses, please be advised that all VLTs will be disabled on April 1 at 12:01am. For more information, please direct any […]

MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR- MARCH NEWSLETTER

Dear members, non-members and food service industry professionals, Our industry is facing a difficult situation right now, and the tough decisions governments are being forced to make have shifted the focus from public health and safety to a question of livelihood for many businesses and individuals. There is no question that this is stressful, but […]

AMENDMENTS TO PUBLIC HEALTH ACT EMERGENCY ORDERS AND SCHEDULE OF CRITICAL BUSINESSES

Due to heavy traffic on the various Province of Manitoba websites, it may be difficult for some to view the recent amendments to the Public Health Act and the attached Schedule of Critical Businesses. To view a PDF of this information, please click here.

PROVINCE TO ALLOW SALE OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES FOR TAKE OUT AND DELIVERY SERVICE

The Manitoba government will authorize the sale of liquor with take out and delivery meal service by licensed establishments, Crown Services Minister Jeff Wharton announced today. “We have heard from restaurant owners who have expressed a strong interest in selling wine, beer and single-serve beverages through food take out or delivery service, and had already […]

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, […]