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Winnipeg Transit

The Community Relations Bus

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Since its inception in 1987, Winnipeg Transit’s Community Relations Bus has been providing non-profit organizations an opportunity to promote their activities/events to the citizens of Winnipeg at no cost. Winnipeg Transit’s Community Relations Bus provides a unique service to the community by offering free public service advertising space to registered, non-profits groups in Winnipeg. For maximum exposure to the public, the specially branded Community Relations bus operates daily on all major routes throughout the city.

Interested in promoting your non-profit organization on the Community Relations Bus?

Available at no cost and on a “first come-first serve” basis to registered non-profit organizations in Winnipeg, our Community Relations Bus program includes free design assistance (up to one hour), production and placement of ONE exterior transit advertising board (KING or 70 ad – subject to availability) plus 2 interior ads for a period of 4 weeks. Bookings are received up to 6 months in advance and all ad space is subject to availability. Public Service Ad space cannot be booked for consecutive months or on annual basis.

  • King ad: installed on the side of the bus (139”x 39”)
  • 70 ad: installed on the rear of the bus (70” x 21)
  • Interior ad: 2 ads installed inside the bus (35” x 11”)

The retail value of this free campaign opportunity is approximately $500.00

To book a spot or to find out more information about the Community Relations Bus you can contact 311.

What is a Non-Profit Corporation?

A non-profit corporation is a legal entity separate from its members and directors formed for purposes other than generating a profit to be distributed to its members, directors or officers. While a non-profit corporation can earn a profit, the profit must be used to further the goals of the corporation rather than to pay dividends to its membership. Non-profit corporations are formed pursuant to federal or provincial law. A non-profit corporation can be a church or church association, school, charity, medical provider, activity clubs, volunteer services organization, professional association, research institute, museum, or in some cases a sports association. Non-profit corporations must apply for charitable status to benefit from tax-exempt status and to issue tax-deductible receipts to donors.

Non-profit corporations are distinct from business corporations which are formed to make a profit and to distribute the profit to its shareholders. Business corporations are regulated by either federal or provincial laws.