Social Impact Bonds

Ditch the Darts

4500 people will receive support in quitting smoking.

The Government of Manitoba, Pharmacists Manitoba and Shoppers Drug Mart partnered together to create Ditch the Darts, a smoking cessation program aimed at helping Manitobans who want to quit smoking.

The program is being funded by a social impact bond; the first health related social impact bond in Manitoba.

The program will be funded through a social impact bond, and will be the first Health SIB in Manitoba.

Ditch the Darts in Numbers


Number of individuals that will be enrolled


Number of investors who have backed the project

199, 000

The number of smokers in Manitoba

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