Running programs that create a safe downtown for you, your family, your customers and your staff.

Safety has remained the number one issue for downtown businesses, and the BIZ works hard to establish new programs to respond to the concern.

Safety information and programs:

The Downtown Watch Ambassadors

Downtown Security Network

Downtown Winnipeg Safety Summit

Safety Tips

Downtown Safety Information: Perception vs Reality

City of Winnipeg Building Exterior Lighting Grant Program

The BIZ also prioritizes addressing social issues in the downtown. For more information, look at our Homelessness Assistance programming.


The BIZ’s safety programs rely on strong partnerships. Thank you to Manitoba Hydro, Manitoba Public Insurance, Centre for Aboriginal Human Resource Development, Human Resources Skills Development Canada, Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries, Workers Compensation Board, Winnipeg Partnership Agreement, Winnipeg Police Service, Winnipeg Fire Paramedics Service, and many more.