2014 Financial resources
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.
Point Douglas Community Area – A Program and Services Guidebook for Families 2011
2011 Program and Services Guidebook for Families in Point Douglas area. Some general information for families is included.
Useful Contacts in Winnipeg
Public Health Agency of Canada (Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program) and Healthy Child Manitoba (Healthy Baby) – revised November 2010
Best Practices in Aboriginal Community Development: A Literature Review and Wise Practices Approach.
By Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux and Brian Calliou
2010 – The Banff Centre
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.
Families with Teenagers: Resource Manual for Immigrant Parents and Teenagers.
2011 – Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association
200, 138-4th Avenue SE
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.
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:
- Giving Birth in a New Land” – Guides for Women and their Families (34 pages).
- Guide for Service Providers (58 pages)
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.
A number of Nexus materials available in several languages, at:
Although some of the information is Ontario-specific, most is generic in nature. www.beststart.org/
Parent Child Program Checklist
Recommended Guidelines for Parent Child programs
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
Downtown Parents – Spring 2015 The Spring edition of our Downtown Parents highlights spring and summer family activities in the downtown and fathering programs.
Downtown Parents – Winter 2015 The Winter edition of our Downtown Parents focuses on Family Literacy activities in the downtown.
The Fall edition of our Downtown Parents focuses on various parent/child activities in the downtown.
The Spring edition of our Downtown Parents focuses on 10 years of Wiggle, Giggle & Munch, a program for parents of pre-school children focusing on healthy activity and nutrition.
Downtown Parents – Winter 2014
The winter issue of Downtown parents highlighting family literacy and programs in the downtown.
The fall issue of Downtown parents highlights some parenting programs in the downtown and gives families some literacy tips.
Downtown Parents – Summer 2012
The summer edition of Downtown Parents features free summer activities for you and your family.
Downtown Parents – Spring 2012
The Spring 2012 Downtown Parents highlights the grant applications we are accepting and gives some tips to keep your young children active.
Downtown Parents – Winter 2012
Tips for Family Literacy and an invitation to the launch of 3 new Family Literacy facilitators’ manuals.
Newsletter for downtown parents. This issue focuses on winter and the holidays.
Downtown Parents – Fall 2011
Fall 2011 newsletter – Getting Ready for School.
Downtown Parents – Summer 2011
Quarterly newsletter from Communities 4 Families addressing one of the four pillars. This issue deals with Healthy Lifestyles – summer programming, especially in Daniel McIntyre/ St. Matthews/ Spence neighbourhoods.
Downtown Parents – Winter 2011
Quarterly newsletter from Communities 4 Families addressing one of the four pillars. This issue deals with Family Literacy.