Get Your Benefits
Get Your Benefits! is a plain language booklet listing many federal, provincial and regional benefits and programs individuals and families living in Manitoba may be eligible for. 

Available in English [pdf] - December 2020 update and French [pdf]- June 2020 update

To order paper copies free of charge:

Many Manitoba resources are included in the Get Your Benefits booklet, but we also recognize the importance of keeping the guide brief and easy to use. Rural communities – who are most knowledgeable about the resources in their area – are very welcome to adapt the booklet to meet the needs of their communities. To facilitate this process, please contact our office to obtain a copy of the original Word file.

General resources for everyone


Resources for health providers


You might think that because you receive social assistance or are a low-income earner there is no need to file your income tax return. But if you don’t file a return, you might be missing out on additional income. You may be eligible for some of the tax credits and benefits listed in the Get Your Benefits booklet.


Poverty is a significant risk factor for poor health and must be addressed like other major health risks. With better income, children are more likely to complete their education; less likely to experience difficulties finding and keeping jobs; and less likely to suffer adult illness and early death.

Provincial government departments and health and social service organizations may order as many paper copies as needed from Manitoba Health, Seniors, and Active Living.

Who We Are

A coalition of healthcare providers, researchers, community agencies and non-profit organizations based in Manitoba who aim to treat poverty to improve the health and well-being of Manitoba families.

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Support received in part from the Winnipeg Foundation Funding in part provided by the Manitoba Government.



Resources and Benefits

Booklet (2020)

Project summary