Plan 2050
Winnipeg Metropolitan Region

Expected to be complete by the end of 2020, Plan 2050—the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region's regional growth management and servicing plan, looks ahead to the year 2050 with a focus on objectives and policies that will ensure the long-term economic competitiveness of the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region.

Please see below for information and resources. This page will be updated throughout this process.

The Way Forward: Plan 2050

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A Regional Plan is:

A regional plan is a long range planning document that includes a variety of policy areas and crosses multiple jurisdictions. It provides wider focus on environmental, social and economic interests necessary for connecting settlement and protecting the character of areas while directing growth. A regional plan can foster the development of ecological connections, and support sustainability and resilience through a broader focus on risks and opportunities.

The goal of a regional plan is to provide a long term vision to guide land use and development, to improve and coordinate service delivery, to reduce competition between municipalities and to ensure investment in infrastructure is prioritized to support a strong regional economy. A plan will foster an environment for the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region to compete with a single regional voice on the national and global stage.


Competitive metro regions across Canada and the globe create regional plans to:

  • Ensure long-term supply of serviced residential, commercial, and industrial land;
  • Direct, prioritize, and facilitate investment in infrastructure;
  • Provide confidence for investment;
  • Ensure the protection of agricultural land;
  • Protect freshwater resources;
  • Build resilience to flooding and drought and the effects of a changing climate;
  • Ensure service delivery to residents and businesses is effective and efficient into the future.
Process and Implementation


The WMR will be seeking input from local, provincial, federal, and Indigenous governments, sector stakeholders, knowledge institutions, professional associations, the development community, planners, economic development professionals, and social and environmental non-government organizations. Over the coming months, the WMR will be using multiple forms of engagement including group sessions, round-tables, one-on-one interviews, surveys, and submissions. Stakeholders will be consulted from a variety of sectors and disciplines over various phases.


January-June 2020Research and consult on plan components, policy development
Summer 2020Refine content
Fall 2020Develop draft plan
January 2021Final Plan
2021 +Implementation of plan through conformity, action, and review.



A series of consultations with member municipalities and stakeholders are being conducted throughout the month of February. Invited participants will be asked to attend specific sessions. Interested in sharing your views? Contact us with your feedback, suggestions or questions at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Past Consultations

Plan 2050 Development

Policy Areas

Draft Policy Areas—First Iteration
  • Please download a first iteration of potential policy focus areas for Plan 2050.



Winnipeg Metro Region Members
Winnipeg Metropolitan Region Members

News Releases

Province Announces Working Group for Winnipeg Metro Region (November 8, 2019)


Plan 2050 Background


For the Benefit of All
Securing Our Future

Last Updated: March 27, 2020

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