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Province boosts funding for Safe at Home Manitoba program

By: Brayden Hnatiuk
Posted: February 22, 2021 13:38

Program helps keep Manitobans active and engaged while staying safe at home

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The Manitoba government is increasing its funding for the Safe at Home Manitoba grant from $3-million to $5-million, to help support over 300 projects, to help Manitobans stay active and engaged while adhering to public health orders. 

Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox says the program has been a success so far, "This pandemic is far from over, which is why it is so important that we continue to offer ways for Manitobans to stay ‘safe at home’. We are proud to expand this innovative and creative initiative to offer over 300 virtual programs to run throughout the winter months to keep Manitobans busy, active, entertained and, most importantly, safe."

The program provides funding for a wide variety of Manitoba organizations, municipalities, local businesses and individual artists offering free, inclusive programming such as live streaming of the performing arts, at-home fitness, cooking classes, art programs for children, and resources for seniors, Indigenous youth, newcomers and vulnerable Manitobans, the minister noted.

Additionally the province is launching phase two of its Safe at Home advertising campaign, which encourages Manitobans to continue their efforts to bend Manitoba’s COVID curve down by following public health advice and staying safe at home as often as they can. These messages are supported with new ‘Resist’ public health messages that remind Manitobans of the importance of following the fundamentals especially as the province begins to cautiously restart the economy.

The province has invested over $440,000 in the Safe at Home advertising campaign, which began in November and will run until the end of March. The campaigns include a mix of digital and social ads, as well as radio and television commercials. 

The new ads can be viewed at Safe At Home - YouTube.

More information on the Safe at Home grant can be found on the link below.

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