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Winnipeg Transit

The Community Relations Bus

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Since 1987, Winnipeg Transit has been supporting the community by providing non-profit organizations with an opportunity to promote their activities and events to the citizens of Winnipeg at no cost.

Winnipeg Transit provides a unique service to the community by offering free public service advertising space to registered non-profit organizations in Winnipeg.

Interested in promoting your non-profit organization?

Available at no cost and on a first-come, first-served basis to registered non-profit organizations in Winnipeg, our Community Relations 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), and two interior ads for a period of four weeks on a Winnipeg Transit bus.

Bookings are received up to six months in advance and all ad space is subject to availability. Public Service ad space cannot be booked for consecutive months or on an 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: two ads installed inside the bus (35” x 11”)

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

To book your free ad, please contact 311.

What is a non-profit organization?

A non-profit organization 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 organization can earn a profit, the profit must be used to further the goals of the organization rather than to pay dividends to its membership. Non-profit organizations are formed pursuant to federal or provincial law.

A non-profit organization can be a church or church association, school, charity, medical provider, activity club, volunteer services organization, professional association, research institute, museum, or, in some cases, a sports association. Non-profit organizations must apply for charitable status to benefit from tax-exempt status and to issue tax-deductible receipts to donors.

Non-profit organizations 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.