Operational BIZ tools & resources

Annual General Meeting

These materials are helpful when planning your AGM:

AGM preparation & check list (PDF, 182KB)

City of Winnipeg Business Improvement Procedures By-law 8111/2002


Budget template

How to submit annual budget requests to the City Clerk’s Department after being approved at an Annual General Meeting

Business Improvement Zone budget (XLSX, 54KB)


Board nomination form

Includes requirements from the Business Improvement Zone Procedures By-law 8111/2002 about how to apply for a position on a BIZ board

Board nomination form template (DOCX, 44KB)

The City of Winnipeg’s core insurance program is extended to Business Improvement Zones. The program provides property, equipment breakdown, and liability insurance. This arrangement is subject to full disclosure and reporting of any incidents to City insurance and the City’s Legal Services Department. To be eligible for insurance coverage, each BIZ must provide its operations, programming and inventory to the City every year.

  • Insurance claim form (DOCX, 37KB)
    The BIZ must notify the City of Winnipeg Claims Branch within 24 hours of an incident and submit a claim form within seven days of an incident.
  • Incident reporting form (DOC, 122KB)
    Business Improvement Zones must submit the incident reporting form if an employee causes damage or injury to others.
  • Waiver of liability (DOCX, 38KB)
    This form is required if a Business Improvement Zone uses volunteers to help with an event, program or project. The form is also needed for vendors or small contractors providing service (if they do not have a certificate of insurance).

Business Improvement Zones receive funding from an addition to the business tax called a BIZ Levy. The levy is set based on each Business Improvement Zone's annual budget. The City collects the levy through the business tax bill and transfers the funds to each BIZ.

How to calculate a BIZ Levy (PDF, 274KB)

How business taxes are calculated (PDF, 137KB)

A priority for Business Improvement Zones is to maintain clean and vibrant neighbourhoods. If you have experienced graffiti vandalism or want to request graffiti removal, refer to the City of Winnipeg's page on graffiti control.

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