Useful Websites & Phone Numbers

Community Investment Guide [pdf] - A guide listing agencies funded by United Way and describing the essential services they provide for Winnipeg residents.


211 - An online Manitoba service from United Way and Volunteer Manitoba to connect people with services closest to where they live.

Contact Community Information - A directory of supports and services available throughout Manitoba. Call 1-866-266-4636.

Employment Manitoba – Provides services that help individuals prepare for, find and keep employment. For more information about these services please contact your local Manitoba Jobs and Skills Development Centre. To find the Centre nearest you, visit Training and Employment Services online or call 204-945-0575 (in Winnipeg) or toll-free at 1-866-332-5077 (outside Winnipeg).

Literacy Partners of Manitoba (LPM) – LPM helps open the doors to life-long learning and a society in which we can all participate fully when everyone has the literacy and essential skills to thrive at home, at work, and in the community. LPM is committed to supporting learners and practitioners in their efforts to improve literacy and essential skills in Manitoba. Tel: 204-947-5757, 1-866-947-5757, 905 Ellice Avenue Winnipeg MB R3G 0C7. Visit LPM on Facebook at Literacy Partners of Manitoba.

Manitoba Employment and Income Assistance Program (EIA) Overview of EIA programs – coverage, eligibility requirements, and the application process. Includes downloadable brochures and applications. Call 204-948-4000 in Winnipeg or 1-877-812-0014 from outside Winnipeg.

Manitoba Government Inquiry Tel: 204-945-3744 Toll Free in North America: 1-866-626-4862 TTY: 204-945-4796 Email:

Manitoba Housing – Tax Filing & Benefits - Information on why you should file taxes, when, what is needed to file, and where you can go to get help with accessing financial benefits and filing your taxes -- at no cost.

Manitoba Residents’ Portal – Provides details on provincial programs and services organized by personal situation (ex: ‘caregiver’, ‘consumer’) or service need (ex: ‘get a health card’).

Manitoba Tax Assistance Office – Informs and assists residents on the Manitoba income tax and tax credit programs. In Winnipeg call 204-948-2115, outside Winnipeg call 1-800-782-0771.


Canada Benefits – provides a full listing of federal income and other supports, organized by personal status (ex: ‘parent’, ‘Aboriginal’) or life situation (ex: ‘unemployment’, ‘health resources’), and by province, with links to the relevant program websites, and to applicable forms. (A good website for health providers to explore).

Service Canada – Catch-all site for federal programs, including newcomers, seniors (OAS, GIS), First Nations, veterans, employment (ex: SIN), EI, GST credit, Child Tax benefit. Organized by population group, life events and subject. Call 1-800-O-CANADA (1-800-622-6232).

Canada Education Savings – Take advantage of government programs which help family and friends to save early for a child's education after high school, such as the following:

Canada Money and Finances - Once you have your benefit return in hand, it’s important to effectively manage your money. For information about your financial rights and responsibilities, budgeting, and saving, check out Government of Canada resources at




Booklet (2017)

Project summary