PFD Loan Program


Manitoba launched the PFD Loan Program in 2006 with the goal of reducing the frequency of drowning incidents in northern and remote communities.

There are two ways you can apply for the PFD Loan Program. Either fill out and fax or mail in your application, or submit the completed form electronically:

PFD Loaner Program Application

PFD Loaner Program Application – Form Fillable

A community must apply and agree to run this program to receive PFD’s. They are sent free of charge. The program is funded by Manitoba Department of Health, Healthy Living & Seniors. To date nearly 6,000 PFD’s have been distributed among almost 100 of Manitoba’s northern communities. That number continues to grow each year.

How Does the Program Work?

  • Communities are responsible for organizing their own PFD loan programs.
  • PFD’s are usually loaned out in a system similar to a library.

For more information, please contact Lorne Edwards or call (204) 956-2124 ext 5.