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The Museums and Miscellaneous Grants Act

Date: January 1, 2006
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C.C.S.M. c. M280


HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:


1           In this Act

"agency" means any regional or local museum that is owned and operated by

(a) a municipality; or

(b) an Indian Band; or

(c) any incorporated non-profit organization,

and that is not financially or otherwise being supported by the government of Manitoba; (« organisme »)

"Indian Band" has the same meaning given to that expression under the Indian Act (Canada); (« bande indienne »)

"minister" means a member of the Executive Council charged by the Lieutenant Governor in Council with the administration of this Act; (« ministre »)

Making of grants authorized

2           The Minister of Finance, on the requisition of the minister may, from the Consolidated Fund with moneys authorized by an Act of the Legislature to be so paid and applied, make grants to an agency for the purpose of assisting the agency in carrying out its objects and purposes.

Amount of grant

3           The amounts of the grants made under section 2 shall be in accordance with guidelines prescribed in the regulations.

Application for grant

4           An application for a grant shall be made on such form and shall set out such information as may be required by the minister or as may be prescribed by the regulations or both.

Terms and conditions of grants

5           Any grant made under this Act is subject to such terms and conditions as may be prescribed in the regulations.

Effect of centennial grant

6           Where an agency has received a special centennial grant, the agency is not eligible to receive a grant under this Act for the year in which it received the centennial grant.

Grants to other organizations

7           Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act, the Minister of Finance, on the requisition of the minister, may from the Consolidated Fund with moneys authorized by an Act of the Legislature to be so paid and applied, make grants to such other persons, organizations or associations for cultural, historical or archaeological purposes.


8           The minister on behalf of the government may enter into agreements with

(a) any person; or

(b) any municipality or corporation; or

(c) any other province or territory of Canada; or

(d) the Government of Canada;

or with any one or more of them for the purpose of sharing the costs of any cultural, historical or archaeological project or undertaking in the province.


9           For the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this Act according to their intent, the Lieutenant Governor in Council may make such regulations as are ancillary thereto and are not inconsistent therewith; and every regulation made under, and in accordance with the authority granted by, this section has the force of law; and without restricting the generality of the foregoing, the Lieutenant Governor in Council may make regulations,

(a) prescribing forms for use under this Act;

(b) prescribing terms and conditions of grants;

(c) prescribing guidelines respecting the amounts of grants that may be made to agencies or classes of agencies in any year;

(d) requiring the submission of reports by agencies or other associations seeking grants;

(e) classifying agencies for the purpose of making grants.