Partner Network

Winnipeg Metropolitan Region's Partner Network showcases some of the businesses, consultants, service providers or suppliers who are contributing to a thriving Winnipeg Metro Region. Winnipeg Metropolitan Region partners are committed to a strong and sustainable Metro Region and play a key role in the success of our organization.

We believe in working collaboratively, not only as regional governments, but also with industry, business and other organizations. Incredible talent and resources are thriving in the Metro Region and connecting across sectors and regional boundaries is essential for sustainable growth. Winnipeg Metropolitan Region creates a forum for the collaborative work of all stakeholders to ensure decisions benefit from a diversity of expertise and experience. Our members need to hear from voices in business, industry and research to make better, more sustainable decisions — we are committed to supporting this connection through the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region Partner Network.

Contact us at 204.989.2048 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested in cultivating relationships and supporting the work of Metro Region decision makers by joining our Partner Network.

Our Partners


ABC Fire & Safety Ltd.

ABC Fire & Safety Equipment Ltd. is your one-stop-shop for products and services for Residential, Commercial, Industrial, and Institutional facilities. We specialize in Fire and Safety equipment, First Aid supplies, Fire Alarm Systems, Fire Suppression Systems, and provide Inspections & Installations. “We service everything we sell. We are not just a distributor. We are also bilingual,” says David Jeanson, President of ABC Fire & Safety, which is one of the longest running full service companies of its kind. ABC Fire and Safety was founded in St. Boniface in 1979, and will celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2019. ABC is a proud supplier to the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region, which includes the MSA G1 SCBA. Stop by and see us at 800 Marion Street in Winnipeg, or visit us online at the link above.


Alt Hotels

Alt Hotel, Winnipeg’s new destination for business and leisure travelers, is across the street from the MTS Centre and within walking distance of the Winnipeg RBC Convention Centre and the city’s best attractions. Alt Hotel Winnipeg’s mission is to provide guests with personalized service delivered by attentive staff that anticipate and exceed guest expectations. The hotel offers an innovative no-frills-chic concept combining modern design and eco-friendly features at a great price. Guests love the complimentary wi-fi, the complimentary continental breakfast, and the bright, well-equipped fitness centre. The light-filled lobby is the perfect spot for hotel guests to relax, socialize or have an impromptu business meeting.


Antex Western

Construction Excellence since 1928

Antex Westernhas been synonymous with integrity, expertise and skilled workmanship for nearly 90 years. These values have helped our company become an industry leader in commercial building products across Western Canada. Built on innovation and attention to detail, Antex Western has stood the test of time and continues to grow and evolve to meet the needs of Canadian builders, businesses and contractors.



Bird is a publicly traded national General Contractor with expertise in Stipulated Sum, Construction Management, Design- Build, and P3 project delivery models. Each year, it executes $1.5 Billion of construction nationally and $200 million worth of construction projects in Manitoba. Bird employs over 2,000 construction professionals across Canada.

In 2018, Bird celebrates its 80th year in Manitoba - a significant achievement in a highly competitive industry. Our success is the result of collaboration between our staff, customers, partners, communities, subcontractors and suppliers.

Our commitment to the local community and our stakeholders sets Bird apart. Bird works diligently to create relationships and promote diversity that represents the community in which we live and work.

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Canadian Beverage Container Recycling Association

The Canadian Beverage Container Recycling Association (CBCRA) is a not-for-profit, industry-funded organization whose membership includes beverage brand owners and distributors. CBCRA is committed to reaching the government-mandated target of recovering 75% of beverage containers sold in Manitoba through its Recycle Everywhere program. The Recycle Everywhere program is Canada’s first province-wide away from home beverage container recycling program. They have partnered with municipalities, communities, businesses, institutions, parks, festivals and events throughout Manitoba and provided them with FREE Recycle Everywhere bins for their spaces.


CentrePort Canada

CentrePort Canada is North America’s largest inland port, offering 20,000 acres of high-quality, affordable industrial land and unique access to tri-modal transportation, including three Class I railways (Canadian National, Canadian Pacific, and BNSF Railway), a 24/7 global air cargo airport and an international trucking hub. CentrePort Canada Inc. offers a wide-variety of single-window services for investors including assistance with incentives and Foreign Trade Zone benefits; land-development approvals; land and space inventory; business, government and market connections; industry-related referrals; joint marketing; and landowner’s council.


Construction Safety Association of Manitoba

The Construction Safety Association of Manitoba (CSAM) is a non-profit organization run by and for the building construction industry in Manitoba. First established in 1989, CSAM is a recognized leader in improving workplace safety. CSAM provides education, training and consulting services that support safe incident prevention and is the authority having jurisdiction for the National COR™/SECOR™ Certification Program. The association is driven to strengthen the culture of safety in Manitoba’s building construction industry by providing members with practical, relevant, right-sized solutions to prevent workplace injury and illness. The Construction Safety Association of Manitoba works collaboratively with partners in industry and government to deliver these outcomes.


D'Arcy & Deacon LLP

Lawyers at DD West LLP have been providing leading legal services in the Province of Manitoba for over 50 years and in the Province of Alberta for over 20 years. With offices across Western Canada, DD West LLP has more than 15 lawyers practicing in most major areas of the law.

Orvel Currie and Jennifer Hanson of DD West LLP have broad experience advising provincial and municipal governments as well as private sector businesses. Specifically, they have experience in Ontario, British Columbia, Manitoba and Alberta acting as lead counsel to municipal, provincial and federal governmental entities with respect to labour matters, multi-million dollar public private partnership projects and in construction and infrastructure projects including P3 projects. Their experience includes advising federal, provincial, and public sector entities with respect to public private partnership, environmental projects, projects concerning health and safety law in western Canada, large contracts, and alternative dispute resolutions. As well, they have experience advising public sector entities for the construction and tendering of utility projects in Western Canada; as well as builder’s liens, construction liens and regulatory requirements.

We would be pleased to discuss our experience with you further and to provide you with specific examples of our direct experience and achievements. Please contact Orvel directly at 204.957.6401 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Jennifer can be reached directly at 204.977.0326 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Economic Development Winnipeg

Economic Development Winnipeg Inc. (EDW) is the lead economic development agency for Winnipeg. EDW facilitates investment promotion and attraction, capacity building, tourism development, marketing and the management of market information. By applying competitive intelligence and by fostering relationships with industry leaders, government officials and community stakeholders, EDW evaluates potential opportunities and innovation drivers to develop key industries and define future economic growth. EDW also supports targeted sector, community and social development, and promotes Winnipeg’s diverse economy and high quality of life.


Fertilizer Canada

Fertilizer Canada represents manufacturers, wholesale and retail distributors of nitrogen, phosphate, potash and sulphur fertilizers. The association is committed to supporting the fertilizer industry with innovative research and programming, while advocating sustainability, stewardship, safety and security through standards and Codes of Practice. As the foundation of Canada’s agri-food sector, Fertilizer Canada continues to make changes that positively impact the environment, the economy and the social fabrics of Canadian life.



The First People’s Development Inc. (FPDI) is devoted to very important goals – training to employment for Indigenous clients in 39 First Nation communities. The not for profit organization, steadfastly accomplishes their goals of supporting southern MB region First Nation communities with training to employment programs, youth/disability programs, and child care/daycare programming. The client population reached through the FPDI is more than 58,000, and of that 60% youth are served.

It is with the support of the FPDI, the First Nations - at the local level - work to develop and deliver programs and services that meet their own specific labour market needs for continued client employment development. The organization’s mission/vision is to enable First Nation groups to deliver a wide range of human resources programs; and enable First Nation organizations to assist clients to prepare for, obtain and maintain employment.

In facilitating industry linkages, FPDI has created an Industry Advisor Committee(IAC) that advises FPDI and SAHs on current and future employment and training needs. Advisory Committee members are key players in the future success of First Nation students, graduates and FPDI. In guiding the development of the FPDI programs, IAC members assist and ensure graduates are well-prepared experts to begin their careers and contribute to their sector. IAC members gain access to a large demographic labour pool for their companies, and guide the development of potential employees in training.

FPDI is located at 105-1355 Mountain Ave. Everyone is welcome and invited to stop in and learn more about the organization. Please visit us at our website above to learn more about our successes in programming.

Genstar Development Company has developed some of the finest new residential communities throughout Canada and the United States with origins dating back to 1950 as BACM Industries, founded by the Simkin Family in Winnipeg.  Today, the company operates in five robust and geographically diverse regions; Calgary, Winnipeg, Edmonton, California and Atlanta.
In Winnipeg and the Metro Region, Genstar continues to work to give residents the best home and community for a range of lifestyles and budgets.  Across the company, we have brought together the best professionals in the industry to ensure the optimum blend of entrepreneurialism, insight and experience. We feel more prepared than ever to meet the challenges ahead, and we look forward with excitement.


High Speed Crow

High Speed Crow is a trusted name in providing high quality fiber and wireless internet service to rural Manitoba! Locally owned and operated since 2003, High Speed Crow built their own wireless network and is has been building their own fiber optic network for FTTH (Fiber to the Home), and to their broadcast towers preparing for the next generation of internet applications such as virtual reality and IoT (Internet of Things).

With well trained and knowledgeable staff, High Speed Crow strives to ensure their customers have a positive internet connection experience. Their in house design and engineering team is locally hired so that they are available for quick responses 7 days a week, 24 hours a day!

Experience the way high speed internet in rural Manitoba should be with High Speed Crow.

204-481-CROW or by emailing: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Kingdom of the Netherlands in Toronto

The Economic Affairs Department of the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Toronto promotes the bilateral economic ties and the development of economic cooperation and trade between the Netherlands and Canada. The Consulate offers assistance to Dutch companies that are interested in investing, finding a local business partner, supplier, customer or subcontractor, as well as to Canadian companies that are interested in development or expansion of their business activities in/with the Netherlands. In addition, we facilitate organization of trade missions and company visits in the Netherlands and Canada and the cooperation between Economy and Trade chambers, sectors and associations. The Consulate periodically organizes topical seminars and workshops for the Canadian private and governmental sector aimed at sharing Dutch experiences, expertise and values in certain areas.



Ladco Company Limited was founded in 1919 by John Henry Borger. Today Ladco is a diversified corporation with interests in land development, commercial and residential real estate, property management (Lakewood Agencies Limited), heavy construction and building products (Borland Construction Inc.) and hospitality (Holiday Inn Airport West). Ladco is privately owned, conservatively financed, professionally managed, community-minded and employs over 600 Manitobans.

Since the 1950’s Ladco has been a pioneer in the land development business having developed over 4,500 acres of land, that is now home to more than 16,000 families.

Ladco has also been an innovative builder and developer of commercial and residential projects, including shopping centres, apartments, condominiums and single family homes. Lakewood Agencies manages over 1,650 multi-family units and 750,000 s.f. of commercial space.

Borland Construction Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Ladco, is one of Manitoba’s oldest and largest contractors.

Finally Ladco owns and operates the Holiday Inn Airport West, a 226 room, 4-star hotel in Winnipeg’s west end.

Ladco is led by an energetic and entrepreneurial team of professionals with a wealth of related industry, business and professional experience.


Manitoba Building Trades (MBT)

Manitoba Building Trades (MBT) represents the common goals of more than 8,000 construction and trades professionals in our 13 member unions. We promote the interests of our member unions and engage in project partnerships to deliver safe, skilled and highly productive labour.

We believe that unionized construction labour is the most competitive alternative for public and private project proponents in the industrial, commercial and institutional sectors. We deliver cost competitive skilled labour while maintaining the highest standards of training, wages and benefits and workplace safety.

Our commitment to excellence is evident at construction sites and completed projects across Manitoba each and every day. Our members – hardworking, middle class Canadians – and project partners take pride in building the essential infrastructure which supports the economy and future of Manitoba and Canada.

In partnership with other provincial councils we are part of a network of over 500,000 Canadian construction professionals.


Multi-Material Stewardship Manitoba Inc. (MMSM)

Multi-Material Stewardship Manitoba Inc. (MMSM) is a not-for-profit, industry-funded organization that develops, implements and operates the province’s residential recycling programs for packaging and printed paper.

MMSM works on behalf of the manufacturers, retailers and other organizations that supply packaging and printed paper to Manitobans. Bringing together the businesses helping to finance recycling services, the consumers that diligently recycle their used items and municipal partners that collect and process recyclables. MMSM is helping to ensure that as much recyclable waste as possible is captured efficiently and doesn’t end up in landfill.

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Qualico Communities has been shaping the way neighbourhoods in and around Winnipeg grow for almost half a century. Building on decades of knowledge in community development, we pride ourselves on exploring new ways of doing things and are keen to work with our partners to build vibrant, sustainable communities where people don’t just live, but where they thrive.

Qualico Communities has active development in municipalities of Winnipeg, East St. Paul, Macdonald and Headingley. Current projects range from bare land condominium and urban infill projects to single family and complete communities with multi-family, mixed-use commercial and single family homes.


Solar Solutions Inc.

Solar Solutions Inc. is a full-service renewable energy company serving commercial, institutional and industrial clients. Locally owned and in operation for over 25 years, Solar Solutions team of professionals design, manufacture and integrate advanced solar energy systems and conservation products for a wide variety of applications.

Through industry leading system engineering and service delivery, Solar Solutions knowledge, experience and quality products deliver predictable results and long term value to clients and communities across Canada and around the world. Whether large or small, Solar Solutions renewable energy projects save money, generate dependable power and reduce reliance on fossil fuels.



Communities are fundamental. Whether around the corner or across the globe, they provide a foundation, a sense of place and of belonging. That’s why at Stantec, we always design with community in mind.

We care about the communities we serve—because they’re our communities too. This allows us to assess what’s needed and connect our expertise, to appreciate nuances and envision what’s never been considered, to bring together diverse perspectives so we can collaborate toward a shared success.

We’re designers, engineers, scientists, and project managers, innovating together at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. Balancing these priorities results in projects that advance the quality of life in communities across the globe. Stantec unites 22,000 employees working in over 250 locations.



Sycamore Energy Inc. was founded in 2012 after merging with Global Wind Group Inc. (est. 2008) and is a vertically integrated renewable energy design and installation firm. Their owners have been involved in the renewable energy sector for over 12 years. Sycamore Energy Inc. team of 40 employees has over 30 years of residential, commercial and agricultural experience in the areas of solar photovoltaics, energy consulting, storage and demand management, electrical, structural, design, and sales. Sycamore’s leadership is dedicated to finding creative solutions and have been focused on delivering exceptional value to the customer seeking to offset or eliminate their exposure to rising grid-tied energy prices. Sycamore is the parent company for several related operating entities including Sycamore Electric Inc., GrowGreen.Solar, Solar Saskatchewan and Solar Manitoba. Sycamore Energy Inc. believes in working towards a clean, sustainable and independent energy future by providing access to electricity generated from renewables. They deliver quality renewable energy solutions so that their partners, customers, and investors may achieve their sustainability, economic development, and financial expectations.



Terracon Development Ltd.

Terracon Development Ltd. (Terracon) is Winnipeg’s exclusive developer of Master Planned Business Parks. Terracon and its affiliated companies have been in the business of building and leasing high quality commercial buildings for over 50 years. Terracon offers three locations situated on over 350 acres of land and over 1 million square feet of multi-flex office space. Take Pride Winnipeg has consistently awarded Terracon for its landscaping quality and design.

Terracon is also a leader in the development of a number of residential communities, including Aspen Lakes in Oakbank, MB, along with Waterside Estates and Castlebury Meadows, both in Winnipeg, MB.

Ventura Land Company Inc. is one of Manitoba's largest Winnipeg Metropolitan Region development firms. Ventura develops subdivisions in some of the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region's preeminent communities. Led by a vision to foster growth in the Metro Region, Ventura aims to develop forward-thinking communities that enhance the quality of life for all residents.

"Building Communities with Vision.”


Winnipeg Airports Authority Inc

Winnipeg Airports Authority Inc. is responsible for the management and operation of Winnipeg Richardson International Airport, a full-service airport providing passengers and cargo clients access to markets across Canada, the United States, Mexico and the world. Located at the geographic centre of North America, with round-the-clock operations, Winnipeg Richardson International Airport is the number one dedicated freighter airport in Canada as measured by the number of flights. The airport generates over $3.6 billion in total economic output and welcomes over 3.5 million passengers annually.



WORKSAFELY™ is an industry-based safety program established by the Manitoba Heavy Construction Association in 1989. Our organization delivers the nationally recognized Certificate of Recognition (COR™) safety program and a range of safety-related and heavy equipment training to the heavy construction industry and municipalities across Manitoba.

Implementation of the COR™ program assists companies and organizations in meeting provincial workplace safety and health requirements and helps prevent workplace injuries and illness.

Our WORKSAFELY™ team delivers programs that help Manitoba’s municipalities achieve safety excellence.




WSP is one of the world’s leading professional services firms, working with governments, businesses, architects and planners and providing integrated solutions across many disciplines. We provide services to transform the built environment and restore the natural environment; our expertise ranges from environmental remediation to urban planning, from engineering iconic buildings to designing sustainable transport networks, and from developing the energy sources of the future to enabling new ways of extracting essential resources. Our Winnipeg office has a staff of 150 professionals, including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, landscape architects, environmental scientists and interior design professionals, Our global team consists of approximately 6,650 employees in Canada and a total 32,000 employees world-wide, based in more than 500 offices, across 39 countries. They cover the professions listed above and many others including economists, archaeologists, biologists, sociologists and more.


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