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Appeals

Appeals for subsidized housing Reviews appeals for Manitoba Housing.
Appeals on rent increases The Residential Tenancies Commission hears appeals by landlords and tenants on orders and decisions issued by the Residential Tenancies Branch.
Fair Practices Office (Families programs) The Fair Practices Office provides confidential and impartial assistance to Manitobans applying for, or receiving services under, the following Department of Families programs who feel they have not been treated fairly: Employment and Income Assistance, Children's disABILITY Services, Community Living disABILITY Services, Early Learning and Child Care Program (subsidy).
Home Care Appeal Panel If you have concerns about your home care, first talk to your home care case coordinator or his/her supervisor. If you are still not satisfied, you may file an appeal with the Appeal Panel for Home Care. This panel hears appeals from people who have asked for home care services and who disagree with the decisions made about their eligibility or their level of service. You may file an appeal if: your request for home care service was turned down; you disagree with the level of service you receive or if you have any concerns about the home care services you are receiving. To file an appeal, contact this office and ask for an appeal form.
Manitoba Health Appeal Board If a person is not satisfied with certain decisions involving a financial or operational matter in the health care system, he or she may appeal some of those decisions to the board.
Mental Health Review Board The Mental Health Review Board works on behalf of Manitobans in need of mental health services. The Board hears appeals about the admission or treatment of a patient in a psychiatric facility. Legislation also requires that there be an automatic review of all involuntary patients after the filing of the third certificate of renewal and annually, thereafter.
Social Services Appeal Board You may appeal to the Social Services Appeal Board if you disagree with a decision concerning your application for employment and income assistance; adoption agency licensing; child care subsidies; child care licensing, 55 Plus; Manitoba Prenatal benefit; Residential Care Licensing; marketAbilities Program; Community Living disABILITY Services Program or Rent Assist

Certificates, Cards, Identification

Birth, Marriage and Death certificates The Vital Statistics Agency registers all vital events (birth, marriage, stillbirth, death and legal name changes) in the Province to provide certificates and ID cards for identification purposes.
Driver's Licence You can renew your driver's licence and have your photo taken at any Manitoba Public Insurance Corporation (MPI) Autopac agent. If you are applying for your first driver's licence, are moving to Manitoba or renewing, your Autopac agent will be happy to help you. If you have held a driver's licence in another country, MPI requires certain information so we can determine the Class and Stage of licence you should hold in Manitoba. To obtain your first driver's licence, you must be at least 16 years old, or 15½ if enrolled in the High School Driver Education program.
Enhanced Identification Card (EIC) A convenient identification card that is an alternative to a passport and that will permit entry to the United States by land or water. It will not be acceptable for entering the U.S. by air or for entering other countries. Canadian citizens planning to fly to the U.S., change planes on U.S. soil or to travel abroad still require a passport. The ID card is valid for 5 years. The EIC card is voluntary and not necessary if you already have a passport.
Health Card Your Manitoba health card (registration, certificate, ID card) confirms your eligibility to receive health benefits provided you continue to live in Manitoba. If your registration is affected by any change or location, family status, or is lost, please report it to the Insured Benefits Branch. Online forms are also available.

Consumer Protection

Advocacy Unit The Advocacy Unit offers legal services to eligible Manitoba renters who experience problems with tenancy agreements and other housing-related issues such as eviction or health and safety concerns. The program can help renters get important information and advice, file claims and get ready for a hearing.
Annual rent increase guideline The annual rent increase guideline states the percentage that a landlord can increase your rent without applying to the Residential Tenancies Branch for approval. The guideline limits the amount a landlord can increase your rent. The government determines the amount and usually announces the guideline for the next year in late August or early September. The guideline takes effect on January 1 of each year and applies to all rent increases during that calendar year. The guideline applies to most rental units with some exceptions.
Consumer rights The Consumer Protection Office administers consumer protection legislation. The office hears, mediates and investigates consumer-related complaints. If you have a question or complaint about a purchase or lease of goods or services, repair, door to door sale, debt collection, charitable fundraiser, hearing aid dealers, cell phone contracts or any business practice that affects you as a consumer, contact the office listed below.
Financial Institutions Regulation - Cooperatives, Credit Unions, Trust and Loan Companies The Financial Institutions Regulation Branch (FIRB) regulates financial institutions in the province including cooperatives, credit unions, caisses populaires, and trust and loan companies. FIRB maintains a legal registry for credit unions, caisses populaires, and cooperatives companies that are legally permitted to operate in the province. In order to ensure that you are dealing with a financial institution or cooperative that is legally registered, please contact FIRB in order to obtain this information. They also deal with complaints or questions about a financial institution or cooperative that affects you as a consumer.
Financial Institutions Regulation - Insurance Companies The Financial Institutions Regulation Branch (FIRB) regulates financial institutions in the province which includes insurance companies. FIRB maintains a legal registry for insurance companies which are legally permitted to operate in the province. In order to ensure that you are dealing with an insurance company that is legally registered, please contact FIRB in order to obtain this information. They also deal with complaints or questions about insurance companies that affects you as a consumer.
Life leases A life lease is a form of rental housing which is usually aimed at tenants who are 55 plus. A life lease is a kind of written tenancy agreement which can be for the life of the tenant or for a specific term (e.g. 50 years). Under a life lease, a tenant pays an entrance fee for a rental unit. The tenant also pays rent each month to cover maintenance and other expenses.
Online Shopping Here are some tips to help you and your family shop safely online.
Tenant rights The Residential Tenancies Branch (RTB) provides information, investigation, mediation and adjudication for landlords and tenants. Any difficulties with a landlord may be referred to the RTB. Information is available on: security deposits; rent increases; giving notice; condition reports; subletting; right of entry and privacy; rights and responsibilities and repairs.

Credits, Rebates

Education Property Tax Credit A tax credit of up to $700 given to homeowners and tenants who pay property taxes with additional tax relief for low-income seniors.
Family Tax Benefit Allows tax payers to reduce their total amount of taxes owing. In addition to the basic credit, taxpayers 65 and over may claim an additional amount for themselves and a dependant spouse age 65 and over.
Green Energy Equipment Tax Credit Beginning after April 4, 2007, property owners who installed or are considering installing a geothermal heat pump system can receive a tax credit from the Manitoba government. The tax credit can be claimed through the income tax system either on the individual T1 income tax return or the corporate T2 income tax return. For 2009 and forward, the Green Energy Equipment Tax Credit complements any provincial grants that may be available for geothermal installations.
Homeowner's School Tax Assistance This program provides non-taxable benefits for low-income seniors 55 and over, towards school taxes payable on a homeowner's principal residence. Only one Homeowner's School Tax Assistance may be claimed per dwelling.
Manitoba Green Energy Equipment Tax Credit A refundable provincial tax credit for eligible new geothermal system installations is offered to property owners through the Manitoba Green Energy Equipment Tax Credit.
Manitoba Hydro Home Insulation Program If your home was built before 1999 it may not have enough insulation. Add insulation to your home to help save energy and improve the comfort of your home. Manitoba hydro offer rebates to help you insulate your attic, walls, and foundation.
Personal Tax Credit A refundable credit. In addition to the basic amount, taxpayers age 65 and over may claim an additional amount for themselves and a dependant spouse age 65 and over
Primary Caregiver Tax Credit This tax credit recognizes the vital support caregivers provide to those needing care. For this tax credit, people requiring care must be assessed at Level 2 or higher under the Manitoba Home Care Program guidelines. Assessments are based on the amount and type of care required for tasks like bathing, dressing, eating meals, mobility and receiving medical care. To qualify for the tax credit, care must last for a period of 90 days or more.
School Tax Assistance for Tenants 55 Plus (STAT 55+) An annual rebate available to tenants aged 55 years or older to offset the school tax portion of rental costs.
Solar Thermal Energy Systems The Green Energy Equipment Tax Credit is extended to solar thermal energy systems purchased for use in Manitoba since 2009. Purchasers who install specified solar heating equipment in Manitoba will qualify for a refundable 10% Green Energy Equipment Tax Credit on the eligible capital costs.

Driving and Vehicles

Drinking and Driving Drinking and driving is not only dangerous, it's also a crime. Learn more about the consequences of impaired driving.
Driver's Licence You can renew your driver's licence and have your photo taken at any Manitoba Public Insurance Corporation (MPI) Autopac agent. If you are applying for your first driver's licence, are moving to Manitoba or renewing, your Autopac agent will be happy to help you. If you have held a driver's licence in another country, MPI requires certain information so we can determine the Class and Stage of licence you should hold in Manitoba. To obtain your first driver's licence, you must be at least 16 years old, or 15½ if enrolled in the High School Driver Education program.
Highway maps Manitoba's official highway map available free of charge. The map illustrates the entire province and includes winter roads. The highway map is also viewable online.
Older Drivers The Older and Wiser Driver initiative provides a confidential self-rating form for mature drivers, driving tips for city driving, highway driving, parking lots, night driving and more. A booklet is available, or go to the website to complete the self-rating form online.
Winter Tire Program The Winter Tire Program provides low-interest financing to eligible Manitobans. This financing can be used for the purchase of qualifying winter tires, and associated costs, from participating retailers. Administered by Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI), the program will provide loans up to 48 months in length at prime rate plus two per cent for up to $2,000 per vehicle. To be eligible for a loan, the applicant must be an individual and an MPI customer, purchase qualifying winter tires for a registered passenger vehicle or light truck, and not be subject to financing restrictions.

Energy Efficiency

Green Energy Equipment Tax Credit Beginning after April 4, 2007, property owners who installed or are considering installing a geothermal heat pump system can receive a tax credit from the Manitoba government. The tax credit can be claimed through the income tax system either on the individual T1 income tax return or the corporate T2 income tax return. For 2009 and forward, the Green Energy Equipment Tax Credit complements any provincial grants that may be available for geothermal installations.
Manitoba Green Energy Equipment Tax Credit A refundable provincial tax credit for eligible new geothermal system installations is offered to property owners through the Manitoba Green Energy Equipment Tax Credit.
Manitoba Hydro Home Energy Efficiency Loan The Home Energy Efficiency Loan is a convenient and affordable financing option if you want to make energy efficiency upgrades to your home. The monthly payment will be added to your energy bill and no down payment is required.
Manitoba Hydro Home Insulation Program If your home was built before 1999 it may not have enough insulation. Add insulation to your home to help save energy and improve the comfort of your home. Manitoba hydro offer rebates to help you insulate your attic, walls, and foundation.
Manitoba Hydro PAYS (Pay as you Save) Financing PAYS Financing is a convenient and affordable financing option if you want to make energy efficiency upgrades to your home. It allows you to use the estimated annual utility savings from making an energy efficiency upgrade to pay for the cost of your upgrade itself(or a part thereof). Your annual savings are averaged out over 12 months and used to calculate your monthly payment, which will be added to your energy bill.
Manitoba Hydro Residential Earth Power Loan Manitoba Hydro's Residential Earth Power Loan covers qualifying upgrades for geothermal (ground source) heat pumps, cold climate air source heat pumps, solar thermal water heaters and solar photovoltaic systems
Solar Thermal Energy Systems The Green Energy Equipment Tax Credit is extended to solar thermal energy systems purchased for use in Manitoba since 2009. Purchasers who install specified solar heating equipment in Manitoba will qualify for a refundable 10% Green Energy Equipment Tax Credit on the eligible capital costs.

Family Supports

Elder Abuse- Seniors Abuse Line A confidential service that provides support and makes referrals concerning seniors who are victims of psychological, physical, sexual, emotional and financial abuse as well as neglect. The province-wide Seniors Abuse Line is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Family Violence Prevention Program Promotes the elimination of intimate partner violence through the development and support of community-based services. If you're in crisis or you know someone who may be, call the crisis line: 1-877-977-0007. Provides policy and program direction and funding to specialized services for women, their children and men caught in the cycle of family violence. Services are delivered by 33 agencies in the community across the province
Grandparent and Family Access Services for grandparent and other relatives to find solutions to difficult emotional child access issues. Where agreement cannot be reached, legislation exists that allows family members to ask a judge to make an access order.

Financial Assistance

55 Plus A provincial income supplement program providing benefits to low-income Manitobans who are 55 years of age and over and whose incomes are within certain levels.
Benefits in Manitoba A comprehensive list of government benefits and services available to Manitobans.
Disability and Health Supports Unit The Disability and Health Supports Unitá offers a streamlined, one-stop-shop to help eligible program participants throughout Manitoba access the disability and health-related supplies and equipment they need in a consistent, fair, efficient manner.
Funeral costs The cost of a person's funeral may be covered by Employment and Income Assistance depending on the deceased's financial resources.
Get Your Benefits! Get Your Benefits! is a plain language booklet listing many federal, provincial and regional benefits and programs individuals and families living in Manitoba may be eligible for.
Rent Assist Rent Assist is a financial benefit for people who receive Employment and Income Assistance (EIA) and have housing costs to cover. It is also available to other low-income private renters. Rent Assist replaces and adds to the current EIA shelter allowance and RentAid programs.
Social Housing Provides subsidized rental programs to low income individuals, families, elderly persons and the physically handicapped with special accommodation needs. All preliminary applications should be made to this office (form is available online). Apartments, townhouses, or single-family dwellings are available for families. One bedroom apartments and bachelor suites are available for others.
Study Assistance for Social Allowances Recipients (SASAR) Provides educational costs for social assistance participants pursuing full-time studies whose educational plan has been approved.

Food and Nutrition

Buy Manitoba Look for foods and beverages grown and produced in Manitoba when you're grocery shopping. Find out where can support your local farmers and food producers.
Disability and Health Supports Unit The Disability and Health Supports Unitá offers a streamlined, one-stop-shop to help eligible program participants throughout Manitoba access the disability and health-related supplies and equipment they need in a consistent, fair, efficient manner.
Healthy Eating Find out about healthy food choices and nutrition programs and services in your area.
U-Pick vegetables, farmers market, roadside stands Find out how local produce is grown, and support area farmers by making sure your summer menus include plenty of farm-fresh Manitoba vegetables. Most of Manitoba's fresh vegetables are ripe for the picking through July and August.

Government

Budget The 2019 provincial budget was presented on Thursday, March 7.
Cabinet Ministers The Cabinet, or Executive Council, is made up of ministers appointed on the advice of the Premier, each of whom is an elected official. In appointing a cabinet minister to a specific portfolio, the premier may assign a range of responsibilities along with overseeing a specific government department or departments.
Congratulatory Messages The Greetings Office coordinates significant birthday and anniversary greetings from various government officials including the Queen and the Prime Minister.
Golden Boy Gift Shop, Legislative Assembly The gift shop carries a variety of merchandise for sale to the public such as: pens, pencils, keychains, hats, t-shirts, photo cards etc. as well as made in Manitoba products (honey, chocolates), golden boy merchandise, cookbooks, history, nature and children's books.
Legislative Assembly - House sitting The Legislative Assembly may meet at any time from the first Wednesday in March to Thursday of the second full week in June, except during the week designated under The Public Schools Act as spring break or vacation; the first Wednesday in October to Thursday of the week prior to Remembrance Day week; from the first Tuesday following Remembrance Day week to the first Thursday of December.
Legislative Building Tour Guided tours of the Manitoba Legislative Building are available to the public and student groups, free of charge. The guided visit lasts approximately one hour. Student groups can request to have their Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) speak to the group where he or she talks about the job and responsibilities of an MLA. The group may attend Question Period when the House is sitting.
Manitoba pins Manitoba pins such as the Crocus, Golden Boy, Great Grey Owl, Manitoba Flag are available from your Member of the Legislative Assembly.
Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) An MLA (Member of the Legislative Assembly) is elected by the public in his/her constituency or electoral division, to serve as a representative in the Manitoba Legislative Assembly. An MLA is involved with: planning new laws; studying, discussing and either supporting or opposing the enactment of new laws; understanding the spirit of existing laws. As well, a Member may voice concerns on behalf of constituents, represent viewpoints or intercede and assist in problem solving.
Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) Allowances, Remuneration and Retirement Benefits Provides information on individual MLA's salaries, allowances and retirement benefits, as dictated by The Leglislative Assembly. Online monthly reports available for MLA allowances expenses.
New Year's Levee The traditional New Year's Levee is held January 1st of each year and is hosted by the Lieutenant Governor in the Blue Room of the Manitoba Legislature. The public are invited to come and partake of refreshments and entertainment.
Ombudsman Manitoba The Ombudsman's office purpose is to promote fairness, equity and administrative accountability through the investigation of complaints. While the primary activity of the office centres on complaint investigations and the resolution of disputes, the Ombudsman also conducts systemic reviews relating to principles of administrative fairness - that is, relating to the fair and equitable application of laws, policies, procedures, and practices of governing bodies.
Pre-Budget Consultations Help the government prepare the next Budget by participating in the Pre-Budget Public Consultations. Individuals, corporations, community groups and associations may attend Public Meetings at any of the locations, or they may share their views by writing to the Minister of Finance.
Premier's Office Premier Brian Pallister is Manitoba's 22nd Premier. He took office April 16, 2016 and succeeds former premier Greg Selinger.
Provincial Fish The Walleye, or Pickerel, was designated as the official fish emblem of Manitoba on June 12, 2014. Manitoba's commercial walleye industry is the second largest inland fishery of Canada.

Health Care

Coronavirus Information on the Coronavirus includes current risk status, symptoms, causes, treatment, prevention and other additional resources.
Disability and Health Supports Unit The Disability and Health Supports Unitá offers a streamlined, one-stop-shop to help eligible program participants throughout Manitoba access the disability and health-related supplies and equipment they need in a consistent, fair, efficient manner.
Eyeglass Program Provides limited financial assistance toward the purchase of eyeglasses for Manitoba residents 65 years of age and older. Benefits are based on a fixed fee schedule for dispensing fees, frames and lenses. Rebates are never calculated according to the cost of the glasses. The total allowable amount, based on this fee schedule, is subject to a deductible. Once the deductible has been applied, Manitoba Health will reimburse 80% of the remainder of the allowable total. The deductible applies once a year (April 1 to March 31) per family. If additional glasses are required within the 12 month period, you do not have to pay the deductible again. Claim forms are available from optometrists and opticians.
Health Care Directive You have the right to decide in advance what kind of care you do and do not want to receive, should you become unable to speak for yourself. It's important to tell your doctor or health professional who you want to make these decisions for you. You should also write a health care directive or living will to speak for you. Forms can be requested through the office below, or downloaded online.
Home Care Home Care Services in Manitoba provide home support to individuals, regardless of age, who require health services or assistance with activities of daily living. Home Care works with individuals and provides assistance to help them stay in their homes for as long as is safely possible.
Immunization - Flu shots The flu shot is available at no charge to all Manitobans. Manitobans can be immunized at QuickCare clinics, public-health clinics, nursing stations, or by their primary health-care provider or physician throughout the province this fall. Specific clinic dates and locations is available from the website below:
Immunization - Pneumonia shot You should get a free pneumococcal shot if you are: age 65 or older; an adult or child with heart or lung disease or other chronic disease. Free shots are available from: a doctor; a local public health nurse, or a flu shot clinic in your area.
Insured Benefits All insured residents of Manitoba are covered by the Insured Benefits Program (health insurance plan) administered by Manitoba Health. Benefits include the following: hospital coverage at the standard ward level; medical services, including visits to doctors' offices, house calls and doctors' services in hospitals; certain prosthetic and orthotic devices; care in personal care homes; a provincial drug program; senior's eyeglass program.
Mental Health and Addictions This site provides a general overview of the available mental health services in Manitoba, from both the formal medical system, as well as non-profit community mental health agencies.
My Right Care Where should you go when you are sick or injured? MyRightCare.ca is designed to help Winnipeggers choose the right care option so they can get the right treatment, faster.
Patient Safety Health care is a big, complex system and sometimes things happen that aren't planned. Learn how you can help health care to be as safe as possible.
Personal Care Home placement A personal care home may be the appropriate care setting when: you can no longer remain safely at home even with home care services; and the services you need can be provided more effectively, safely and economically in a personal care home. The application form for personal care home admission is provided by your case co-coordinator and is signed by you. The form includes medical, nursing and other information about you. Once completed, the application is reviewed to decide whether you are eligible for admission to a personal care home. There may be a waiting period before you are admitted to the personal care home. During this time, home care services may be provided to you as necessary.
Pharmacare Pharmacare is a drug benefit program for all Manitobans whose income is seriously affected by high prescription drug costs. Pharmacare coverage is based on total family income and the amount you pay for eligible prescription drugs. Each year you are required to pay a portion of the cost of your eligible prescription drugs, referred to as your Pharmacare deductible. This deductible is based on your total family income. There are 2 methods of applying to the Pharmacare Program: either through a one-time enrolment process or annually. Manitobans who selected the one-time enrolment process are no longer required to annually submit a Pharmacare Application.
Protection for Persons in Care The Protection for Persons in Care Act is an extra safeguard built into Manitoba's health care system. This law is to help protect adults from abuse while receiving care in personal care homes, hospitals or any other designated health facility. The Act requires that a service provider or other person who has a reasonable basis to believe that a patient is, or is likely to be, abused shall promptly report the belief, and the information to this office.
Public Health Nursing Public health nursing services are available throughout Manitoba to all individuals, families and groups. The program focuses on health promotion and the prevention of disease and injuries. Services include: assessment of health needs; health teaching and counseling; immunizations; referrals; advocacy. Public health nurses provide services in a variety of settings such as homes, community clinics and community centres.
QuickCare Clinics

Quick Care clinics are staffed by nurse practitioners and registered nurses who can diagnose and treat minor health issues. Services are available on a walk-in basis or by appointment for a variety of health issues such as: bumps, bruises or sprains; rashes, eczema, infected cuts or minor sores; sore throats, earaches, colds and flu, coughs, hay fever or nose bleeds; immunizations; sore eyes with redness or infection; stomach pain, diarrhea and vomiting, urinary infections or indigestion; headaches, back or neck pain; birth control or breast feeding; stress or anxiety.

Clinics are open days, evenings and weekends.

Regional Health Authorities (RHA) Regional Health Authorities are health boards responsible for the delivery of health care services to Manitobans. They provide a reorganized, sustainable health system that balances health promotion, disease prevention, and institutional and community-based services
Residential Charges at personal care homes The cost of personal care home services is shared by the provincial government and the client who needs the services. The government pays the majority of the cost through the Regional Health Authorities and the client pays a residential charge. The residential charge paid by a client is based on income. The rate structure ensures that all clients have a reasonable amount of spending money for personal expenses after paying the residential charge. The initial charge assessed for each client is the maximum daily rate. You may apply for a reduction to the maximum rate by completing a Tax Information Release Form, or by completing an Application for Reduced Residential Charges and providing a copy of your Canada Revenue Agency Notice of Assessment from the previous year. Facility staff will give you the correct form(s).

Housing and Property

Advocacy Unit The Advocacy Unit offers legal services to eligible Manitoba renters who experience problems with tenancy agreements and other housing-related issues such as eviction or health and safety concerns. The program can help renters get important information and advice, file claims and get ready for a hearing.
Annual rent increase guideline The annual rent increase guideline states the percentage that a landlord can increase your rent without applying to the Residential Tenancies Branch for approval. The guideline limits the amount a landlord can increase your rent. The government determines the amount and usually announces the guideline for the next year in late August or early September. The guideline takes effect on January 1 of each year and applies to all rent increases during that calendar year. The guideline applies to most rental units with some exceptions.
Appeals on rent increases The Residential Tenancies Commission hears appeals by landlords and tenants on orders and decisions issued by the Residential Tenancies Branch.
Life leases A life lease is a form of rental housing which is usually aimed at tenants who are 55 plus. A life lease is a kind of written tenancy agreement which can be for the life of the tenant or for a specific term (e.g. 50 years). Under a life lease, a tenant pays an entrance fee for a rental unit. The tenant also pays rent each month to cover maintenance and other expenses.
Rent Assist Rent Assist is a financial benefit for people who receive Employment and Income Assistance (EIA) and have housing costs to cover. It is also available to other low-income private renters. Rent Assist replaces and adds to the current EIA shelter allowance and RentAid programs.
School Tax Assistance for Tenants 55 Plus (STAT 55+) An annual rebate available to tenants aged 55 years or older to offset the school tax portion of rental costs.
Social Housing Provides subsidized rental programs to low income individuals, families, elderly persons and the physically handicapped with special accommodation needs. All preliminary applications should be made to this office (form is available online). Apartments, townhouses, or single-family dwellings are available for families. One bedroom apartments and bachelor suites are available for others.
Tenant rights The Residential Tenancies Branch (RTB) provides information, investigation, mediation and adjudication for landlords and tenants. Any difficulties with a landlord may be referred to the RTB. Information is available on: security deposits; rent increases; giving notice; condition reports; subletting; right of entry and privacy; rights and responsibilities and repairs.

Information line

Bilingual Service Centres The Bilingual Service Centres are your community access to select government programs and services. Bilingual staff representing departments from the federal, provincial and municipal levels of government and community development organizations offer services in the official language of your choice.
Elder Abuse- Seniors Abuse Line A confidential service that provides support and makes referrals concerning seniors who are victims of psychological, physical, sexual, emotional and financial abuse as well as neglect. The province-wide Seniors Abuse Line is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Manitoba Government Inquiry Are you looking for information on a provincial government program? Do you need to contact a provincial government office? Manitoba Government Inquiry is a bilingual information and referral service which helps you identify and access provincial programs and services.
Seniors Information A central source of information and referral for seniors and their families, seniors' organizations and government departments.
Street Light Report any problems with the streetlights in your area by either calling or submitting an online report.

Law, Justice & Citizens' Rights

Drinking and Driving Drinking and driving is not only dangerous, it's also a crime. Learn more about the consequences of impaired driving.
Elections Manitoba According to the Elections Act, general elections in Manitoba are held the first Tuesday in October every 4 years. Elections may be called earlier if the government loses the confidence of the legislature. By-elections to fill empty seats in the legislature are not affected by fixed-date elections and continue to be held between the dates of general elections as required. Manitoba's first fixed-date election was held on October 4, 2011.
Health Care Directive You have the right to decide in advance what kind of care you do and do not want to receive, should you become unable to speak for yourself. It's important to tell your doctor or health professional who you want to make these decisions for you. You should also write a health care directive or living will to speak for you. Forms can be requested through the office below, or downloaded online.
Human Rights The Manitoba Human Rights Commission enforces the Manitoba Human Rights Code. Anyone in Manitoba may file a complaint about discrimination, employment, housing, public services (such as stores or schools), etc. The commission also promotes equality of opportunity and freedom from discrimination, regardless of ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), family status, source of income, disability, religion, sexual orientation or other protected grounds and educates the public about human rights.
Legal Aid If you need legal advice and can't afford a lawyer, you may be eligible for Legal Aid. If your case qualifies, you could receive free legal services to assist in pursuing your case. Legal Aid will assess your income and assets to determine whether you qualify for assistance.
Ombudsman Manitoba The Ombudsman's office purpose is to promote fairness, equity and administrative accountability through the investigation of complaints. While the primary activity of the office centres on complaint investigations and the resolution of disputes, the Ombudsman also conducts systemic reviews relating to principles of administrative fairness - that is, relating to the fair and equitable application of laws, policies, procedures, and practices of governing bodies.
Pension Commission Assists employees by explaining how pension-related legislation affects them, and answers questions regarding plan provisions. The Pension Commission encourages and assists plan sponsors, trustees and administrators to establish, maintain and improve their pension plans.
Public Guardian and Trustee Provides trustee services for a fee to the people of Manitoba in situations where no one else is capable or willing to do so. The Public Guardian and Trustee provides the following types of trustee services: making personal decisions for estates and people who are not mentally capable of doing so; administering the estates of mentally competent people who have granted a Power of Attorney to The Public Guardian and Trustee; administering the estates of people who have died in Manitoba with no one else capable or willing to act as administrator; managing trust monies for people under 18 years of age and some adult trusts.

Licence

Driver's Licence You can renew your driver's licence and have your photo taken at any Manitoba Public Insurance Corporation (MPI) Autopac agent. If you are applying for your first driver's licence, are moving to Manitoba or renewing, your Autopac agent will be happy to help you. If you have held a driver's licence in another country, MPI requires certain information so we can determine the Class and Stage of licence you should hold in Manitoba. To obtain your first driver's licence, you must be at least 16 years old, or 15½ if enrolled in the High School Driver Education program.

Prevention

Coronavirus Information on the Coronavirus includes current risk status, symptoms, causes, treatment, prevention and other additional resources.
Immunization - Flu shots The flu shot is available at no charge to all Manitobans. Manitobans can be immunized at QuickCare clinics, public-health clinics, nursing stations, or by their primary health-care provider or physician throughout the province this fall. Specific clinic dates and locations is available from the website below:
Immunization - Pneumonia shot You should get a free pneumococcal shot if you are: age 65 or older; an adult or child with heart or lung disease or other chronic disease. Free shots are available from: a doctor; a local public health nurse, or a flu shot clinic in your area.
Mental Health and Addictions This site provides a general overview of the available mental health services in Manitoba, from both the formal medical system, as well as non-profit community mental health agencies.

Public Safety

Bug n Scrub A free program for eligible vulnerable persons who need help in preparing their home for bed bug treatment. Bug n scrub provides a variety of preparation services such as moving furniture, general cleaning, laundry service and reducing and removing clutter.
Coronavirus Information on the Coronavirus includes current risk status, symptoms, causes, treatment, prevention and other additional resources.

Taxes

Income Tax Preparation The Community Volunteer Income Tax Program is an outreach program where volunteers prepare basic income tax returns for low-income individuals unable to do so themselves. This enables low-income individuals to file for benefits they otherwise would not receive. As well, many senior centres across the province offer special clinics for income tax preparation.
Pre-Budget Consultations Help the government prepare the next Budget by participating in the Pre-Budget Public Consultations. Individuals, corporations, community groups and associations may attend Public Meetings at any of the locations, or they may share their views by writing to the Minister of Finance.
Tax Assistance The Manitoba Tax Assistance Office informs and assists residents of Manitoba with provincial income tax and tax credit programs.

Tourism

Golden Boy Gift Shop, Legislative Assembly The gift shop carries a variety of merchandise for sale to the public such as: pens, pencils, keychains, hats, t-shirts, photo cards etc. as well as made in Manitoba products (honey, chocolates), golden boy merchandise, cookbooks, history, nature and children's books.
Highway maps Manitoba's official highway map available free of charge. The map illustrates the entire province and includes winter roads. The highway map is also viewable online.
Legislative Building Tour Guided tours of the Manitoba Legislative Building are available to the public and student groups, free of charge. The guided visit lasts approximately one hour. Student groups can request to have their Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) speak to the group where he or she talks about the job and responsibilities of an MLA. The group may attend Question Period when the House is sitting.
Manitoba pins Manitoba pins such as the Crocus, Golden Boy, Great Grey Owl, Manitoba Flag are available from your Member of the Legislative Assembly.