The provincial government is launching a modernized cost-share intake as part of a $25.5 million program to increase the adoption of technological innovations within the agri-food sector to to guard against the spread of COVID-19 in agri-food workplaces, protect worker health and safety, and improve the sector’s efficiency and productivity.
This intake will support implementation of sector-specific, unique and innovative technologies in the workplace that enhance protection of workers against COVID-19, lead to increased business efficiencies and productivity, and help build the sector’s resilience.
The first intake will run from May 17 to June 21, 2021.
In response to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the provincial government is providing $32 million over three years to ensure ongoing high-quality dental care for Employment and Income Assistance recipients and children in care.
In addition, the province is creating a $20-million endowment fund to help those receiving assistance regain their independence through employment. The fund will be managed by The Winnipeg Foundation.
Under the Rewarding Work Health Plan, Employment and Income Assistance recipients who have found employment and no longer require income assistance are also eligible for up to 24 months of basic dental care, further removing a barrier for individuals and families choosing work.