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News Release - Manitoba

November 22, 2021


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Province Announces $1.25 Million for Municipal Service Delivery Projects: Johnson

The Manitoba government is providing up to $1.25 million to support eight municipal service delivery review projects focused on improving a range of programs and services to residents, reinforcing the important role local government plays in the lives of all Manitobans, Municipal Relations Minister Derek Johnson announced today, as Manitoba proclaimed the inaugural Municipal Government Awareness Week. 
“We recognize the important role of municipal governments in providing local leadership and advocacy on behalf of their communities,” said Johnson. “We are proud to declare the week of Nov. 22 to 26 as the first-ever Municipal Government Awareness Week in Manitoba. Funding for these service review projects only reinforce the ongoing, integral partnership between our governments and how we serve residents.”
The municipalities included under the Municipal Service Delivery Improvement Program for this fiscal year will work directly with pre-qualified consultants to manage the service delivery reviews. These projects have been identified as priorities by municipalities and address a range of services including recycling initiatives, waste management, handi-transit and fiscal services. Final reports from these reviews will be made public to share best practices and lessons learned, to benefit all municipalities, Johnson added.
The minister noted Municipal Government Awareness Week is aligned with the annual fall convention of the Association of Manitoba Municipalities (AMM), which is taking place in Winnipeg and virtually from Nov. 22 to 23.
"The AMM commends the provincial government for proclaiming the first-ever Municipal Government Awareness Week in Manitoba,” said Kam Blight, president, AMM. “As municipal officials and staff have remained on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, this proclamation further recognizes their extraordinary efforts to keep local communities safe and served during these challenging times.”
The Municipal Service Delivery Improvement Program provides municipalities and planning districts with financial support to complete value-for-money service delivery reviews of programs and services. These reviews can help municipalities and planning districts improve service delivery without raising taxes or reducing front-line services.  
For more information about the program, visit For more information about AMM’s fall convention, visit
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