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SEED’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted June 30th 2020

The information on this page was last updated on June 30, 2020.

SEED’s programs and services are currently being offered over the phone, online, or through brief low-contact appointments.

A number of staff members continue to work remotely to ensure social distancing. All staff members are able to access to their email and voicemail messages. If you have any questions and are not sure which SEED staff member to contact, please leave a voicemail at 204-927-9935 or email info@seedwinnipeg.ca and your message will be forwarded to the appropriate staff member.

For the latest information about the COVID-19 pandemic, please go to the Province of Manitoba’s website at http://www.gov.mb.ca/health/coronavirus/

Here is a plain-language guide to federal and provincial assistance: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lOJn7XS6ETIkbLRodYk681M_2dxkkQsc/view. This resource has been compiled by Jennifer Robson, Associate Professor of Political Management, Carleton University.

The following information may answer some of the questions you have about SEED’s programs and services. If you still have questions after reading the information below, please leave a voicemail at 204-927-9935 or email info@seedwinnipeg.ca and your message will be forwarded to the appropriate staff member.

Filing your taxes

SEED is providing low-contact tax filing assistance. Please call us at 204-927-9945 or email atob@seedwinnipeg.ca to find out more.

Getting Identification

SEED is providing low-contact ID supports services. Please call us at 204-927-9945 or email atob@seedwinnipeg.ca to find out more. If you were already working with a SEED staff member on obtaining ID and have any questions, please call them on their direct line. You can find the phone numbers of SEED staff members on our website: http://seedwinnipeg.ca/about/staff

Matched Savings Programs

SEED is currently accepting applications for the Saving Circle and IDA programs. At this time, we are only able to accept participants that would be able to participate in the online Money Management Training sessions. Please see the program pages for full program qualification requirements and information.

If you are a current program participant with questions about cash-outs, account withdrawals, or MMT, please call your coordinator directly or leave a voicemail at 204-927-9947 or email abpadmin@seedwinnipeg.ca.

Recognition Counts

SEED is currently accepting referrals and general inquiries related to the Recognition Counts Program. If you are interested in applying for a Recognition Counts loan, please email rc-info@seedwinnipeg.ca or call 204-927-9937 to discuss loan eligibility. Processing of loan applications will continue during the pandemic, although meetings and submission of supporting documents are being done remotely at this time.

Business & Enterprise Support & Training (BEST)

If you are a current or past SEED Winnipeg business training program client and need help accessing COVID business-related or other income and social supports, please email bestinfo@seedwinnipeg.ca to arrange a video or phone meeting.

Immigrant Women Exploring Business

Our Immigrant Women Exploring Business program planned for Spring 2020 has been postponed. Stay tuned this summer when we start recruiting people for our online Fall Immigrant Business & Enterprise Support Training program and Business & Enterprise Support Training program.

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