Resources

There are currently no grants available.  Please check again in spring 2019.

Mental Health Resources – Winnipeg


Get Your Benefits

2017 Financial resource


Addictions Foundation of Manitoba

AFM is a Crown agency that is committed to being a foundation of excellence in providing addictions services and supporting healthy behaviours. AFM employs over 400 staff and provides a wide range of addictions services to Manitobans through 28 locations across the province.

At least 1 in 5 Canadians experience problems with alcohol, drugs or gambling during their lifetime. Many more are affected by someone they care about experiencing these struggles. People of all ages and backgrounds experience these issues – and make positive changes.


Childbirth and Postpartum Resources 2011
WRHA – Community Resources for Childbirth Preparation, Breastfeeding and Postpartum Support.


Useful Contacts in Winnipeg
Public Health Agency of Canada (Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program) and Healthy Child Manitoba (Healthy Baby) – revised November 2010

Aboriginal Community Development
Best Practices in Aboriginal Community Development: A Literature Review and Wise Practices Approach.
By Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux and Brian Calliou
2010 – The Banff Centre


Manitoba First Nations and Metis Parenting Booklets

In celebration of National Child Day (November 20, 2017), Healthy Child Manitoba Office (HCMO), and the National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health (NCCAH) officially launched four new resources for First Nations and Metis parents and caregivers in Manitoba.


Aboriginal Organizations in Manitoba
Aboriginal Organizations in Manitoba:  A Directory of Groups and Programs Organized by or for First Nations, Inuit and Métis People. 2011 / 2013

Compiled and edited by:
Aboriginal Education Directorate and
Aboriginal Friendship Committee
Fort Garry United Church


Best Start resource for Aboriginal parenting
An Ontario provincial resource centre that supports service providers to implement effective health promotion programs for expectant and new parents (including both mom and dad), newborns and young children.

Cross Cultural Parenting Program
Families with Teenagers:  Resource Manual for Immigrant Parents and Teenagers.
2011 – Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association
200, 138-4th Avenue SE
Calgary, AB
T2G 4Z6
www.ciwa-online.com


School Readiness: Preparing Children for a Bright Future!

What is school readiness and why is it important?  Brought to you by University of St. Boniface Third Year Nursing Students.

Best practice guidelines for mental health promotion programs – Refugees
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health 2012
A joint project of:

  • The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
  • Dalla Lana School of Public Health
  • University of Toronto
  • Toronto Public Health

Best Start resources for newcomers
Ontario Health Nexus has produced two excellent resources:

These resources are available in English, French, Arabic, Simplified Chinese, Filipino, Hindi, Punjabi, Spanish, Tamil & Urdu.

A new resource was produced in 2010:

  • A Healthy Start for Baby and Me (86 pages)
    An excellent, plain language, ethnically inclusive resource, with illustrations and explanations about prenatal care, healthy eating, ways to stay healthy, the three trimesters of pregnancy, labour and birth, after the baby is born, and info about babies.
    www.beststart.org/resources/rep_health/pdf/low_lit_book_fnl_LR.pdf

A number of Nexus materials available in several languages, at:
www.beststart.org/resources/other_languages/index.html

Although some of the information is Ontario-specific, most is generic in nature. www.beststart.org/

Babytime Rhymes

Games, Rhymes, Songs, and Lullabies for Babies 0-24 months of age.

Books 4 Babies

Our Books 4 Babies are free to Downtown organizations working with families with babies.  Contact info@communities4families.ca for more details.

Also available are these Books for Babies brochure for parents.

If you already use our Books 4 Babies, make them bilingual by using labels in various languages.

Our second book, Time to Play! focuses on physical literacy for toddlers.  These books and the related brochures are also available free for Downtown organizations working with families.  

Spring 2018 The Spring edition of our Downtown Parents focuses on free summer family programs and activities in the downtown.


Winter 2018 The Winter edition of our Downtown Parents focuses on Family Literacy activities in the downtown.

Spring 2017 The Spring edition of our Downtown Parents focuses on free summer family programs and activities in the downtown.


Winter 2017 The Winter edition of our Downtown Parents focuses on Family Literacy activities in the downtown. 

fall-2016 The Fall edition of our Downtown Parents focuses on free family programs and parenting programs in the downtown.


Spring 2016 The Spring edition of our Downtown Parents focuses on free family programs and activities in the downtown.


Winter 2016 The Winter edition of our Downtown Parents focuses on Family Literacy activities in the downtown.