Flood Season 2023 Agriculture Emergency Responsibilities and Resources

As we enter this flood season, the following is a reminder of the general order of responsibilities when assistance is required:

Step 1

Producers/operators/community representatives/individuals are the first point of responsibility to deal with their own emergency situation.

Step 2

If individuals cannot provide appropriate response to their emergency situation, their local authority is the first point of contact for emergency-related information and assistance.

Step 3

If the local authority cannot handle the situation, the local authority will contact Manitoba Emergency Measures Organization (EMO) for assistance. If EMO requires Agriculture’s assistance, they will assign an issue to the department’s Emergency Planning Leader, who then works with the department’s Executive Management Committee to direct activities to address the emergency.

If animals are in distress, please contact the Animal Care Line at 204-945-8000 (in Winnipeg), 1-888-945-8001 (toll free) or animalcare@gov.mb.ca.

Emergency preparedness and response resources

Financial assistance resources




Organization Requests Contact information
Manitoba Agriculture General department inquiries, application form for programs inquiries Agriculture@gov.mb.ca or

1-844-769-6224 toll free

Animal Care Line Animal welfare emergencies, animal health and wellness inquiries animalcare@gov.mb.ca or

1-888-945-8001 toll free;

(204-945-8000 in Winnipeg)


Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation (MASC) Centres


Insurance, lending, farmland school tax rebate, wildlife damage compensation, management plus program inquiries Contact a specific office by visiting the MASC website here.
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