Province Extends Public Health Orders For Two Weeks With Minor Adjustments; No Change for Restaurants

The Manitoba government has extended public health orders from Jan. 8 until Jan. 22, to continue to protect Manitobans and reduce case numbers, test positivity rates and hospitalizations, Premier Brian Pallister and Dr. Brent Roussin, Manitoba’s chief provincial public health officer, announced today. “While we are starting to bend our COVID curve in the right […]

Province To Begin Notifying Businesses of Second Bridge Grant Payments This Week; Other Subsidy and Relief Program Updates

The Manitoba government has provided more than $180 million through programs created to protect businesses from the impacts of COVID-19 and support the economy, Finance Minister Scott Fielding and Economic Development and Jobs Minister Ralph Eichler announced today. “Our priority is to protect Manitobans from the deadly pandemic and protect their livelihoods from its economic […]

Dine-In Restaurant Relief Program Open for Applications

The Manitoba Chambers of Commerce, in partnership with the Manitoba Restaurant and Foodservices Association, today opened the online application process for a new COVID-19 emergency support fund for businesses, the Dine-in Restaurant Relief Program. “Through a $5-million grant from the Province of Manitoba, we will be able to deliver much-needed financial relief to dine-in restaurants […]

Letter from Executive Director Shaun Jeffrey in December Newsletter

Dear Members,   I want to start off by wishing everyone a happy New Year as we move towards a 2021 that will bring a new sense of acceptance in the way we value success, passion and vision.   In a year that tested our survival and pushed most of you to limits that you […]

Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy Open for Period 10

CEWS is now open for applications for Period 10 (November 22, 2020, to December 19, 2020). Please visit to learn more and calculate your subsidy.

City of Winnipeg’s Economic Support Grant Program

The City of Winnipeg has launched the Winnipeg COVID-19 Economic Support Grant Program in order to assist Winnipeg small businesses and not-for-profit organizations that have been forced to prohibit access to their premises  due to COVID-19 public health restrictions effective November 12, 2020. The City will be distributing a total of $3 million to eligible […]

Province Announces Dine-in Restaurant Relief Program

The following is the full press release from the Province of Manitoba. To read the press release on their site, please visit The MRFA will continue to update our members and all restaurants about this program as applications open and more information becomes available. Please continue to check our blog if you are a […]

Member Restaurants with Holiday Offers – Support Local this Holiday Season!

Many of our members are offering deals, specials, and more this holiday season! Check out our list of what some of our members have submitted to us to learn more about how you can support local this season while enjoying tasty treats. This holiday season might not be normal, but that doesn’t mean we can’t […]

Extended Province Wide Level Red Health Orders Available

Please note, this link has been updated to the most current version of the orders. To view the official orders, please visit

View our Virtual 2020 AGM Recording!

Missed our Annual General Virtual Meeting on December 8th? No biggie! You can check out the recorded meeting here: Thank you to everyone who joined us to review our 2019 year and hear about our plans for the future as we continue to support our industry through the pandemic.