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SEED’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted October 14th 2020

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

A number of staff members continue to work remotely to ensure social distancing. All staff members are able to answer phone calls and emails. If you have any questions and are not sure which SEED staff member to contact, please call 204-927-9935 or email and you will be directed to the appropriate staff member.

For the latest information about the COVID-19 pandemic, please go to the Province of Manitoba’s website at

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 call 204-927-9935 or email and you will be directed to the appropriate staff member.

Need help filing your taxes, applying for government benefits or getting ID?

SEED can help! Please call us at 204-927-9945 or email to find out more.

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

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 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)

In the fall of each year, we recruit people for our online Business & Enterprise Support & Training (BEST) program for everyone, and Immigrant BEST for immigrants and newcomers. In 2020, both programs take place during the months of November and December. Look under the BEST program to sign up for an information session to learn how to apply.

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 to arrange a video or phone meeting.

Immigrant Women Exploring Business

Recruitment for Indigenous women starts in January 2021 for the winter online Indigenous Women Exploring Business. Immigrant Women Exploring Business online training recruitment will take place in March 2021 for the May/June dates.

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