Every individual deserves to feel safe and be safe

The DCSP, was established in April of 2020, as a partnership between the Province of Manitoba, the City of Winnipeg, the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service, the Winnipeg Police Service and True North Sports + Entertainment. The Downtown Community Safety Partnership provides 24-hour, seven-day-a-week coverage to serve the downtown community in the most effective and efficient way. In order to fully and effectively support those living and working in the community, all visitors and the vulnerable downtown population, the availability of services outside the normal 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. business hours is imperative.

We believe that every individual deserves to feel safe and be safe. We serve everyone who lives, visits, works, learns, plays and makes up the downtown Winnipeg community.


A healthy, safe and connected downtown Winnipeg community. Mission To proactively enhance the health, safety and well-being of the downtown Winnipeg community through continual collaboration and innovation.

Our community values

Respect, Trust, Relationships, Kindness, Inclusion, Empathy, Diversity

Our organizational commitments

Respect, Integrity, Connections, Accountability, Transparency

DCSP Safe Walk

DCSP by the numbers

courtesy walks for community members
wellbeing checks on unsheltered or houseless persons
physical injuries & mental health concerns attended to
check-ins with businesses
voluntary transports to shelters and medical settings

A proactive downtown presence

The DCSP is a made-in-Winnipeg approach to creating a safer and more welcoming downtown through the availability of cohesive support and non-emergency response to those who are in the community are in need of support and assistance. DCSP is committed to being a proactive downtown presence, providing prevention and outreach focused on long-term solutions, and to delivering a continuum of care that will help to effect significant change for individuals and the entire downtown community. Whether workers, businesses, residents, students, visitors or tourists, the DSCP will actively engage with members of the downtown community on a daily basis to open lines of communication, build connections, and improve awareness.

Proud member of the downtown community

The DCSP is not only committed to serving the downtown community, but to being part of it. With offices centrally located downtown, where our Coordinated Assistance Network and community presence and outreach teams are also based, the DCSP is a proud member of the downtown community. Being fully integrated into Winnipeg’s downtown strengthens connections with community members and partners, adds to the DCSP’s presence and visibility, and will enhance the contributions the DCSP is able to make downtown.

We are data-driven, using research to innovate and improve

Drawing on "leading practice" research, reviewing detailed data on services, continuous upgrading of data, and analysis processes are integral to what we do. Evidence, evaluation and research are the foundation of the DCSP’s model of continuous improvement, accountability and transparency. We provide timely and regular reporting to government, community partners and the public. Analysis of outcomes and impacts improves management and effectiveness. By focusing on measurable results, we have been able to define success early and provide service in a way that is more meaningful and impactful to the community.