City accepting applications for Community Safety and Crime Prevention Program funding

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fire on Manitoba Avenue

Released: 9:34 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB – At 12:38 a.m. on Monday, June 20, 2022, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to reports of a fire in a vacant two-storey duplex in the 300 block of Manitoba Avenue.

When crews arrived on-scene, they found a smoke coming from the structure. They launched an offensive attack and the fire was declared under control at 1:31 a.m. With hot and humid conditions, crews were rotated in and out of operations as required to prevent heat-related illnesses.

Crews completed a search of the structure and no occupants were found. One firefighter sustained an injury while on scene. They were transported to hospital in stable condition by paramedics, treated, and released. No other injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. Damage estimates are not available at this time.

City accepting applications for Community Safety and Crime Prevention Program funding

Released: 10:02 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB – The City of Winnipeg is now accepting applications for the fourth Community Safety and Crime Prevention Program funding period.

The Community Safety and Crime Prevention Program was established to provide funding to support community-level activities that strengthen local crime prevention and community safety efforts, promote the exchange of information between community residents, and help build closer relationships between communities and the Winnipeg Police Service.

The Program’s 2022 application intake period is open until July 22, 2022. Program funds will be awarded by September 2022 and must be expended by September 30, 2023. Fund applications will be approved to a maximum of $5,000 per application. Application criteria apply.

Through the 2019 Budget process, Council approved a transfer of $100,000 annually for four years from the Civic Initiatives, Promotional and Protocol grant program to support this crime prevention initiative.

For more information on the program and application process, visit

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