Manitoba Creates $50M Fund to Modernize Public Service

Manitoba Creates $50M Fund to Modernize Public Service

Brian Pallister
Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister speaks at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg on Monday, March 12, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Lipnowski)

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government has established a $50 million fund to foster innovative initiatives within the government.

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister says the Transformation Capital Fund will help the province’s public service become modern and dynamic for the future.

“We have a shared vision for a strong public service that embraces challenges and places innovation at the heart of its work to improve outcomes for Manitobans every day,” said Pallister.

“To transform the culture within our public service, we are investing in the up-front drivers of transformation — in the people, processes and tools that will help make Manitoba the most improved province in Canada.”

Public servants are being invited to contribute ideas and all departments are open to submit funding proposals.

The province says proposals will be developed using new and specially developed analytical tools that focus on evidence and outcomes, and external business consultants will be made available to work with departments.

Applications will be weighed based on their return on investment and must demonstrate measurable savings to access funding. Ideas must also be able to pay for themselves in less than four years.

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