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  • Non-EIA Rent Assist Webinar

    Posted January 5th 2021

    Did you know that you can receive Rent Assist even if you are not receiving Employment and Income Assistance?

    Join this webinar where a representative from the Government of Manitoba’s Rent Assist program will share information and answer questions.

    When: Wednesday, January 27, 2021
    Time: 6-7 p.m.

    Register online at
    Call 431-813-4357 if you require assistance to register.

    Community members and service providers are welcome to attend.

  • January Recognition Counts Webinars

    Posted January 7th 2021

    If you are an internationally-trained professional and plan to work in the same, similar, or alternative profession in Manitoba, you’ll want to register one of SEED’s Recognition Counts webinars happening in January.

    The webinars will explain Recognition Counts loans for skilled immigrants, showcase newcomers who have been successful in getting back to their careers, share valuable resources on Canadian workplace culture and integration, and provide tips to achieve financial stability as a skilled newcomer.

    To register, click on the link for the session you would like to attend.

    January 26, 2021 – 2 pm:

    January 28, 2021 – 6 pm:

    Please call 204-927-9937 if you would like assistance with registering.

  • Money Stories Online Sessions - February 2021

    Posted January 6th 2021

    Register for SEED’s Online Money Stories money management training!

    • For Indigenous youth ages 15-30
    • Four two-hour sessions
    • February 2, 9, 16, 23, 2021
    • 5-7 PM
    • Must have a device that can connect to the internet so you can participate in the workshops via Zoom.

    A certificate is provided upon completion of the program, and Money Stories graduates will also be eligible to participate in SEED’s Junior Facilitator program.

    Contact 204-927-9935 or to register.

    SEED Winnipeg’s Money Stories is a customized money management training program for Indigenous youth. The program has eight chapters. Topics covered include Money, My Community & Me, Building Assets, Goal Setting & Problem Solving, Gathering Information, Budgeting, Banking, and Credit.

  • Community Financial Helpline

    Posted January 5th 2021

    The Community Financial Helpline has been launched to answer questions from community members living on low incomes.

    The helpline can be reached by calling or texting 431-813-4357 (431-813-HELP) or toll free 1-855-955-4234 (1-855-955-4CFH).

    The helpline can assist with issues such as:

    • Tax filing
    • Obtaining identification
    • COVID-19 recovery benefits such as the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB), Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB), and Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB)
    • Other income supports (such as EIA, EI, OAS, CPP, and CPP-D)
    • Benefits and credits such as the Canada Child Benefit
    • Debt management and credit counselling.

    Information provided by the Community Financial Helpline is free.

    The Community Financial Helpline is operated by Community Financial Counselling Services (CFCS), Community Unemployed Help Centre, Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba (IRCOM), and SEED Winnipeg, with support from United Way Winnipeg, the Government of Canada, Prosper Canada, and the Province of Manitoba.

  • Doing Business in Canada Online Workshop

    Posted December 17th 2020

    This two-part workshop will offer information and the opportunity to ask questions about doing business in Canada.

    Topics include:

    • Government role in business
    • Canadian workplace standards
    • Taxes in Canada
    • Canadian business culture

    The workshop will be in TWO parts:
    Part 1: January 25, 2021 • 6:00-8:00 p.m.
    Part 2: February 1, 2021 • 6:00-8:00 p.m.

    You must attend Part 1 and Part 2.

    Free for newcomers and immigrants to Canada.

    Registration required. To register, go to or call 204-927-9944.

    A Zoom link will be sent two days before the workshop to everyone who has registered.