Canada-Manitoba Integrated Bilateral Agreement

Today, the governments of Canada and Manitoba announced a bilateral agreement on home care and mental health and addiction services. The agreement outlines how the province plans to invest approximately $182 million over five years in targeted federal funds to improve access to these services. In 2021-22, this agreement will be extended for the remaining five years. The 10-year commitment is approximately $400 million for the court. Because of the importance of provincial guidance and investment on the important issue of mental health and drug use disorders, supported by federal funding under this agreement, Manitobans will benefit from new services, better access and coordination of mental health and addiction support services if this new integrated approach is implemented. 4.2.3 Annual appropriations are allocated to provinces and territories per capita for each year in which an agreement is reached. Per capita appropriations for home care and municipal care and psychiatric and addiction services for each fiscal year are calculated using the following formula: F x K/L, where: 3.2.1 Manitoba`s share of federal funding for 2022-23-2026-27, based on the $11 billion federal commitment in the 2017 budget for an additional budget for 2017, in the renewal of bilateral agreements, subject to the budget envelope of Parliament, Manitoba and Canada, on a new five-year action plan. Manitoba will use federal funds to support the continued expansion of service delivery, which is needed to meet the evolving needs of home care recipients in Manitoba. These include increased working time for care services, home care services and home care dialysis. Federal funding for this initiative will be used in the coming years to support an increased supply of home care and municipal care services to meet the needs of Manitoba residents. These include increasing the number of hours in nursing homes and home care to support the care of approximately 1,000 additional Manitoba clients per year, as well as targeted services to meet the specific needs of the population, such as home dialysis.B.

In 2018-19, hours of home care service increased by more than 80,000 compared to 2017-18, an increase of 3%. Hours of service are expected to continue to increase at a similar rate during this agreement. Expanding services and meeting the changing needs of clients mean that more Manitobans will be able to stay at home longer, and caregivers will receive more help to care for their loved ones. To support funding, Infrastructure Canada (on behalf of the Government of Canada) worked closely with Canada`s 13 provinces and territories to negotiate and sign funding agreements.