COVID-19 Resources for Winnipeg’s Nonprofit Sector

Timely and accurate information to guide Winnipeg’s social sector response to COVID-19.

United Way Winnipeg has compiled this resource for the social sector as well as the broader Winnipeg community as the COVID-19 situation unfolds.

Resources for the Winnipeg social service sector and broader community during COVID-19 isolation.

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Resources for social service organizations

Public Health Prevention and Mitigation Measures

Organizations continuing to serve clients or that have employees working on site, please refer to the following local, provincial, and federal websites for the latest public health prevention and mitigation measures and regulations as they may change daily.

Workplace, Facility, and Mass Gathering Regulations

The Manitoba Government has implemented public health orders to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health and safety of all Manitobans, by, for instance, limiting the size of groups that may gather.

Business Continuity Planning Resources

COVID-19 Financial Assistance for Organizations

Government of Canada:

  • The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy – To help employers keep and return workers to their payroll through the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, announced the New Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy on March 27, 2020. This would provide a 75-per-cent wage subsidy to eligible employers for up to 12 weeks, retroactive to March 15, 2020. The subsidy would be available to eligible employers that see a drop of at least 15 per cent of their revenue in March 2020 and 30 per cent for the following months. Learn more here.
  • Canada Emergency Business Account – To ensure small businesses have access to the capital they need to see them through the current challenges, the Government of Canada is announcing the launch of the new Canada Emergency Business Account, which will be implemented by eligible financial institutions in cooperation with Export Development Canada (EDC). This $25 billion program will provide interest-free loans of up to $40,000 to small businesses and not-for-profits, to help cover their operating costs during a period where their revenues have been temporarily reduced due to the economic impacts of the COVID-19 virus. Learn more here.
  • Canada Revenue Agency extends T3010 Filing Deadline – As part of government actions taken in dealing with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Charities Directorate is extending the filing deadline to December 31, 2020, for all charities with a Form T3010, Registered Charity Information Return due between March 18, 2020 and December 31, 2020. This will allow charities more time to complete and submit their T3010, recognizing that charities will be focused on deploying their resources to address the effects of the COVID-19 virus situation. Learn more here.

Employer and Human Resources Support

  • People First HR ServicesHR On Call: As Canadian businesses navigate unprecedented external challenges with COVID-19, managing people has never been more important. The United Way has partnered with People First HR Services to provide practical HR Solutions through their On-Call HR Support service to its agency partners and not-for-profit agencies in Winnipeg at a preferred price of only $60.00/month (regularly priced at $100/month). People First’s HR On-Call service provides expert support through a team of dedicated Human Resources specialists who are there to answer your questions by email or telephone, Monday through Friday, from 8 am – 5 pm (emergency On-Call is also available) on all HR functions including;
    • Covid-19 inquiries regarding return to work safety measures, layoffs, terminations, work from home policy – changing legislation around CERB and CEWS
    • Employment legislation
    • Career transition support –layoffs and termination
    • Performance management
    • Conflict resolution
    • Attendance management
    • Policy reviews
    • Bullying and harassment

To learn more about the HR On-Call Program, click here.

Sector Leadership

Nonprofit Governance

Annual General Meetings during COVID-19

Information Technology

Resource Development

Local Consultants with Experience Working with the Nonprofit Sector

If you are looking for a list of consultants that have experience working with Winnipeg’s nonprofit, charitable sector, please email us.

Resources for individuals

This resource page is for social sector organizations in Winnipeg impacted by the COVID-19 Crisis. Individuals requiring support should consult the following community resources: