Churchill & Region Economic Development


Funding for the $4.6 Million Churchill and Region Econmic Development Fund is a response to the economic instability facing the Town of Churchill and surrounding region following the announcement of the closure of the Port of Churchill and associated reductions in rail service. 

The goal of CRED is to encourage short and long-term, sustainable economic development and diversification of local economies, facilitate economic adjustment and enable collaboration and partnerships leading to enterprise opportunities in the Churchill and Bayline Region communities affected by changes in service delivery. 

The Fund will give priority to projects which are multi-community in nature and benefit the Churchill and Bayline Region.  Municipal councils, Indigenous organizations, bands, tribal councils, hamlets, businesses, services or community organziations in Northern Manitoba are eligible.  The Fund will also support projects that promote business activity in Kivalliq and the west coast of Hudson Bay if they strengthen the economic activity across Northern Manitoba. 


For more information: 
Phone: 204-943-2905

January 16, 2018

Thompson to host 2018 Manitoba Winter Games

Exciting news for the north! The 2018 Manitoba Winter Games powered by Manitoba Hydro will be held in Thompson from March 4-10, 2018.  We anticipate Thompson to be a bustling hive of activity as we welcome 1800 athletes plus coaches, families and sport representatives!

January 11, 2018

Dragon's Quest Business Plan Competition

This competition is for Indigenous entrepreneurs who started a business after January 31, 2017 or that will launch before April 30, 2018.  Contest presented by Community Futures Manitoba through their Indigenous Business Service Network.  Deadline to enter is March 23rd. Rural and Urban categories with prizes up to $5,000.  Submit your business plan to enter.  For more information visit the CFM website here