There are no grants currently available from Communities 4 Families.
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
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
Best Practices in Aboriginal Community Development: A Literature Review and Wise Practices Approach.
By Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux and Brian Calliou
2010 – The Banff Centre
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.
Families with Teenagers: Resource Manual for Immigrant Parents and Teenagers.
2011 – Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association
200, 138-4th Avenue SE
a website for expectant parents and parents of children up to 5 years of age.
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.
Although some of the information is Ontario-specific, most is generic in nature. www.beststart.org/
Games, Rhymes, Songs, and Lullabies for Babies 0-24 months of age.
“Bookmates Inc. offers trainings and workshops on a variety of early literacy topics for service providers working with families”
Books 4 Babies
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.