Manitoba Hotel Association

COVID-19: Information for Hoteliers

The MHA has been speaking to many of our member hoteliers over the past several days. While we cannot fully understand what you are going through, we at the MHA are aware of how challenging and stressful it is right now as you strive to operate your hotels. We want you to know the MHA is here for you and, although we do not profess to have all the answers, we encourage you to reach out to us at any time to let us know what you are dealing with. We are in close contact with the provincial government, Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries and all major Manitoba tourism organizations, and we will do our best to find answers to your questions.

This issue is evolving very quickly. However, please be assured that the MHA is gathering the most up-to-date information on behalf of our members, and that this information will be passed along to you in a timely manner. If there are any MHA hotel members who are not currently receiving our email bulletins, or if you would like to add additional staff to our email list, please contact the MHA Office.

Where to find the latest information about COVID-19:
We encourage all hoteliers and members of the public to visit the Province of Manitoba’s COVID-19 resource page (click here). This page contains reliable and fact-based information about the situation in Manitoba. The Province issues bulletins several times per day containing the most recent updates on the virus, and they can be found here along with other Manitoba-specific, national and international information.

Where to find the latest hotel-specific information:
The MHA is pleased to be working closely with the Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) to create and share resources to assist hotels in responding to COVID-19. These resources can be found by clicking here.

Information currently available on the HAC website includes:

And much more. Thank you to HAC for providing these resources.

Government programs to assist hotels:
We are also working with HAC to monitor the Government of Canada’s programs to provide liquidity options for affected industries. These are currently being rolled out by the Business Development Bank of Canada. Small and medium sized enterprises will be able to access small business loans, working capital loans and purchase order financing in as little as 48 hours from time of approval. Click here for more information.

MHA Allied Partners

Payworks City Bread Co. Ltd. Altus Group Limited
Dunn-Rite People First HR
Mikkelsen Coward Recycle Everywhere Serta Simmons Bedding
Simple Shower Solutions Dave's Quick Print POS Systems
Mercury Publications Western Financial Group Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries
Quasep Air-Rite Harco
Travel Manitoba The Bottle Drive
The MHA is pleased to announce that we have included a new option to our Allied Membership. We now offer the Allied Partner category which entitles the industry supplier to exciting advertising benefits.

To take advantage of an Allied Partner membership or for more information, please contact Jeremy at the MHA office toll-free at 1-888-859-9976 or click here to view our Allied Membership brochure.

MHA Member Benefit Programs

Click here to visit our benefits webpage.
Group Benefits Program: MHA members have access to Western Financial Group Insurance Solutions' TotalGuard employee benefits program. In today’s competitive job market, having a dependable and affordable employee benefits program is critical to attracting and retaining employees. Read More
Property Insurance Program: A specialized insurance program with risk management services for MHA members exclusively designed for property insurance, liability insurance, business interruption, crime, and equipment breakdown. Read More
People First HR @Your Service On Call: MHA members will now have access to People First’s @Your Service On Call, providing professional, reliable and affordable human resource (HR) advice when you need it, via phone or email.

To learn more about this program, please click here or contact the MHA Office.
Group Purchasing Program: QUASEP offers cash rewards purchases, discounts, or a combination of both on a wide range of purchases including foodservice products and groceries, uniforms, facility maintenance, lighting, paint and painting services, housekeeping supplies, linens, waste diversion, recycling, and payment services. Read More
Discounts on "Smart Choices, Responsible Service" Training: MHA members are now eligible for a $10 discount off the regular price of the training. The cost will be $35.00 each (plus $2.00 shipping, plus GST). This applies to both the paper and online versions of the training. To purchase the training at this discounted rate, you must call Marie at the MHA Office, (204) 942-0671 or 1-888-859-9976.
Food Handlers Certification Discount: MHA members are now eligible for a $10 discount off the regular price of MTEC’s Food Handler Certification Program. The fee for MHA members will now be $75.00 (plus GST). MHA members also receive a $5.00 discount off the price of challenging the exam. To register at the discounted rate call MTEC at (204) 957-7437.
Group Purchasing Program: Carlyle Printers, Service & Supplies provides MHA members with discount prices on everything from desktop printers to production copiers. Benefit from reduced costs for everyday printing supplies such as toner and inkjets for all makes and models of devices and paper. Contact Eric Johannson at (204) 480-4876, ext. 313. Read More
Payroll Program: Payworks provides MHA members with special pricing on payroll administration. Payworks understands the unique requirements of MHA members, and have developed solutions specifically tailored to the hospitality industry. Read More
Grease Interceptor Purchasing Program: Tom Beggs Agencies provides MHA members 10% off on any purchase of a Schier Grease Interceptor. Please contact Tom Beggs Agencies at (204) 953-1900 or email
Training & AED Program: St. John Ambulance provides MHA members a 10% discount off of First Aid Training and select discounts on Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs). Contact Bryan at (204) 784-7023 or by email. Read More
Green Key Global: Reduce operational costs, increase efficiencies, expand staff and guest engagement and market your hotel as a sustainable property by becoming a member of Green Key Global. For more information, please email

Get Rewarded For Your Purchases - Join QUASEP For FREE

The MHA has partnered with QUASEP as its exclusive group purchasing program provider. This exciting loyalty program delivers MHA members with cash rewards for purchases, discounts, or a combination of both on a broad range of high quality products.

Some highlights of the program include:

  • cash rewards on many trusted foodservice name brands
  • discounts on a wide variety of essential hospitality products and services (including linens, uniforms, catering and merchandising products, office supplies, and maintenance)
  • a weekly communication featuring exclusive promotions and program highlights
  • access to the QUASEP member’s portal
  • a dedicated locally-based Account Management Team
To take advantage of a FREE QUASEP membership or for more information, please contact Barbara Pearce at (204) 223-8047.

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