We’ve compiled a list of resources to help mitigate the impacts to businesses that have been affected by COVID-19. These resources include our members that are currently operating, information and shareable resources about employment conditions, worker safety, and more.
We will continue to update this information on our website. Please bookmark and check this page frequently for updates.
List of Currently Operating Members:
Forum Art Centre (Institute) Contact Daryl Dumanski
We have created some new art classes; all online. We have shut down the entire facility & the building will remain closed until it is safe to resume in-person classes. Our art centre includes: Forum Art Centre, Manitoba Society of Artists, Winnipeg Sketch Club.
Fairfield Inn & Suites Contact Jordon Lanthier
Hotels are still open – should you have need of accommodation or use a guestroom as a remote office should you need. Hotels are currently offering an individually packaged continental breakfast that is included within the rate of the rooms, and have closed our pools and health clubs in accordance with the State of Emergency instituted by the province.
Little Brown Jug Brewing Company Contact Kevin Selch
Online, take out, and delivery. Can order here: We are delivering same day, city-wide, 7 days a week, on orders placed before 4 PM. We are delivering outside perimeter to certain areas every 1-2 days.
Willow Place Inc. Contact Pam Harder
Family violence prevention – 24 crisis line and 38-bed emergency family violence shelter are open 24 hours. Follow up counselling and outreach, phone services available Note: crisis line is for everyone – men and women, emergency shelter is communal and is for those identifying as women and children; outreach services are for everyone (men, women, youth)
Donations: all in-kind donations must be pre-approved by Community Coordinator – clothing and some household donations may be coordinated with The Helping Hand at 1825 Main St. leave a phone message at 204-582-4334
Anticipated shelter supplies include the following: non-perishable food, hand sanitizer, household cleaners, paper towels, Kleenex, hand moisturizer, toilet tissue, laundry pods, fabric softener sheets, journals and small sketchbooks for women and children. We do not need feminine hygiene, toothpaste, brushes, combs, toothbrushes, socks or underwear at this time. Easter treats for women in children needed – approx. 40 (25 women and 15 children –numbers fluctuate daily) to anticipate needs. Only pre-arranged donations can be accepted due to health precautions and limitations on storage space: Follow us on Facebook
Richard Rosin Funeral Director Ltd. Contact Richard Rosin
We’ve always been mobile; mostly meeting in the comfort of your home. But for now, we talk on the phone or video conference to make funeral arrangements or pre-planning. Most documents can be sent by e-mail and yes, payments can be done online too.
HUB International Contact Greg Mailman
HUB International and any of our staff are available to help if you call the office closest to you (listed below) We are not allowing clients in our buildings but can assist with most Autopac transactions over the phone as well as Home, Tenants, Condo and any other personal insurance needs. Depending on where the client lives we do have offices available throughout the city and I’ve listed these below:
Southdale Plaza – (204) 988-1180
Kenaston Crossing – (204) 985-8443
Unicity – (204) 985-8428
Grant Park Mall – (204) 988-4806
Kildonan Place Mall – (204) 988-3460
Polo Park Mall – (204) 985-8409
Just to clarify this is for any clients, not just chamber members so if they have friends or family that need help with their insurance needs they can call any of the above-listed offices. We also have rural branches that are operating the same way if needed. Let me know if you need anything else from me!
Garden Variety Contact Sheilagh Dohie
We are open for business. We are considered an essential (critical) business. We are limiting the amount of people into our store to no more than 5 at a time. We also have a website with delivery in Winnipeg and throughout Manitoba. We will be launching Order Ahead at our 3 locations by April 13th. Garden Variety is following all the Public Health Order requirements and encourage our customers to use our website whenever possible to enable increased social distancing. Website orders over $25.00 in value (within Winnipeg) will receive free delivery.
Get Your Joey Contact Kalyn Falk
We have slowed production, but our products are still available in our online store. We make packing pouches for transmasculine people and people who pack. One of our seamsters is involved in sewing masks for a senior’s home now.
Chocolate Zen Bakery Contact Barbara Rudiak
Chocolate Zen Bakery continues to remain open with reduced hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 9:30 to 3:00. We have limited customers to one (1) individual in our storefront at a time. We are currently offering a reduced (half price) delivery charge of $5.00 + GST (normally $10.00 + GST) to addresses within the City of Winnipeg limits.
We are happy to take orders via our email address or by telephone (204-287-2253) or via a Facebook inquiry
In addition to our usual leadership programs and coaching, we have developed a smaller, quickly accessible, less expensive coaching package for leaders who need a bit of support in this unusual time as we move to virtual teams and leading people who aren’t in the office with you.
Details on this special package are online at Coaching through uncertainty
RE/MAX performance realtor, Contact Clara Mitchell Enns
I maintain distance and follow legislated protocols:
Wear a mask if clients/ customers require, only meet customers after proper health directed questionnaire interview, including strict requirements proving buyer’s financial viability to purchase. I have them sign legislated COVID Health Declarations before entering every house where the sellers and listing agents require the same, scanning and emailing those signed documents to the listing agents prior to property entry. Discuss and engage COVID showing protocols with my sellers, carry alcohol sanitizer wipes with which to open door handles, wipe keys and lockboxes and wear disposable gloves, or sanitize before and after each property visited.
I maintain strict cleaning protocols, with my cell phone, steering wheel, as well as, after using washrooms and kitchens in properties. Our main office is closed to the public and only screened visitors are allowed in. It is of the utmost importance for me to keep clients, families, and myself as safe as possible.
- Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support for Canadians and Businesses
- Province of Manitoba State of Emergency
- Government of Canada, employment insurance
- Business Guidelines from Centre for Disease Control and Prevention
- Export Development Canada financing
- Economic Development Winnipeg Covid-19 Tool Kit
- Help Manitoba Combat Covid-19