About FIRB
About FIRB

The mission of the Financial Institutions Regulation Branch (FIRB) is to provide a legislative and regulatory framework to promote the orderly growth and development of cooperatives, credit unions and caisses populaires, and the insurance industry in Manitoba and ensure adequate standards are maintained to protect the public.

The Financial Institutions Regulation Branch provides regulatory oversight to the insurance sector, trust and loan companies, credit unions and caisses populaires and cooperatives operating in Manitoba.

The Financial Institutions Regulation Branch was established in April 2000 through the amalgamation of two branches under the Department of Consumers and Corporate Affairs: the Insurance Branch and the Trust, Cooperatives and Credit Union Regulation Branch. Since August 2000, FIRB has been part of various departments due to government restructuring, and as of October 2012, FIRB was merged into the Manitoba Financial Services Agency (MFSA). FIRB is responsible for administering The Insurance Act, The Credit Unions and Caisses Populaires Act, The Cooperatives Act and Part XXlV of The Corporations Act.