Sources of Support

Social Service Organizations

Social service programs provided by governments and social services agencies aim to help individuals, families, groups and communities enhance their individual and collective well-being, and to promote equity and opportunity in communities.

In this section, organizations that offer supports that may benefit students have been broken into categories.  

Click on the listings of individual organizations and explore which supports they offer. 

For each listing:

  • Click on the (+) symbol for organization  details, contact information and links where available.
  • You will  find links to the services the organization offers.

Advocacy

Indigenous Relations Division

The Indigenous Relations Division (IRD) was established in March 2013 and is housed in Corporate Support Services; who collaborates to build a skilled, diverse and healthy workforce, to develop innovative technology solutions, and to provide the best services and information for citizens.

Manitoba Indigenous Reconciliation and Northern Relations

Manitoba Indigenous Reconciliation and Northern Relations is focused on supporting healthy, safe and sustainable Indigenous communities. The Department is responsible for the legislation of The Aboriginal Languages Recognition Act, The Northern Affairs Act, The Planning Act (Part 9), and The Path to Reconciliation Act. The webpage has a list of resources of local and national organizations that may be helpful.

Oshki Annishinabe Nigaaniwak

Their mission is to give Indigenous youth positive opportunities in the community and civic system by bridging and providing culturally appropriate programs and supports related to employment, literacy and recreation to increase resiliency, self-sustainability, pride and future opportunities.

Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth (MACY)

P: (204) 988-7440 / (204) 677-7270 / Toll Free: 1-800-263-7146
E: [email protected]

Winnipeg: 346 Portage Avenue, Unit 100 / Thompson: 300 Mystery Lake Road
Winnipeg / Thompson, Manitoba Canada
R3C 0C8 / R8N 0M2

https://manitobaadvocate.ca/

The Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth (MACY) is an independent office of the Manitoba legislature. That means we are outside the government and are not a part of any government department. The Manitoba Advocate is empowered by legislation to support and advise children, youth, and young adults of their rights and the services which should be available to them.

Manitoba Status of Women

P: (204) 945-6281
E: [email protected]

409-401 York Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3C 0P8

https://www.gov.mb.ca/msw/

Manitoba Status of Women works to advance gender equity across the province. We envision a safe and equitable Manitoba for people of all genders, by seeking to address barriers and eliminate gender based violence.

Social Services Appeal Board

P: 800-282-8069
E: [email protected]

7th Floor-175 Hargrave Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3C 3R8

http://www.manitoba.ca/fs/ssab

An independent appeal board for decisions regarding provincial and municipal social assistance and other programs offered by Family Services.

Child and Family Services

Awasis Agency of Northern Manitoba

P: 800-667-4734

100-701 Thompson Drive
Thompson, Manitoba Canada
R8N 2A2

https://www.awasisagency.ca/

Awasis serves communities in Northern Manitoba, including: War Lake, God’s Lake, Split Lake, Northlands, Barren Lands, Oxford House, York Landing, Fox Lake, God’s River and Shamattawa.

Child and Family All Nations Coordinated Response Network (ANCR)

P: 204-944-4200

835 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3G 0N6

https://www.ancr.ca/

ANCR is generally the first point of contact with the Child and Family Services system. ANCR seeks to bridge the gap and provide support and services to families and children to ensure the safety of children. ANCR is accessible round-the-clock to handle emergency and non-emergency calls. Programs and Services: After Hours Program, Intake Screening Program, Intake Screening Program, Intake Assment Program, Abuse Investigation Program, Early Intervention Program

Cree Nation Child and Family Caring Agency

P: 204-623-3847

P.O. Box 10130
Opaskwayak, Manitoba Canada
R0B 2J0

https://creenation.ca/

Cree Nation serves seven communities in Northern Manitoba: Chemawawin, Mathias Colomb, Misipawistik, Wuskwi Sipihk, Marcel Colomb, Mosakahiken and Sapotaweyak.

Dakota-Ojibway Child and Family Services

P: 204-834-2323 or Toll-Free1-877-508-8289 After Hours 1-800-263-6237

Swan Lake First Nation 7A Band #293/Forest Hills,Box 310
Carberry, Manitoba Canada
R0K 0H0

https://www.docfs.org/

Dakota-Ojibway Child and Family Services provides services to eight reserves: Dakota Plains, Long Plain, Roseau River, Sioux Valley, Swan Lake, and Birdtail Sioux.

First Nations Family Advocate – Social Services

P: 855-996-9989
E: Online Contact Form

286 Smith Street Canada

http://www.firstnationsfamilyadvocate.com/

The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs officially opened the Manitoba First Nations Family Advocate Office (FNFAO) on June 1st, 2015. Their mandate is from Manitoba Chiefs; they support the whole family; they advocate for First Nation-led solutions to address the CFS crisis in Manitoba.

First Nations of Northern Manitoba Child and Family Services Authority

P: 204-942-1842

2nd Floor - 383 Provencher Blvd
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R2H 0G8

https://www.northernauthority.ca/

The First Nations of Northern Manitoba Child and Family Services Authority is committed to the well-being of First Nations children, families and communities and to respecting First Nation people’s traditions and cultures. Supporting and empowering First Nation child and family services agencies in northern Manitoba to enhance and enrich family life

Island Lake First Nations Family Services

P: 888-242-0605

General Delivery
Garden Hill, Manitoba Canada
R0B 0T0

https://fncaringsociety.com/agencies/island-lake-first-nation-family-services

Island Lake serves: Garden Hill, St. Theresa Point, Red Sucker Lake and Wasagamack

Kinosao Sipi Minisowin Agency

P: 204-359-4551

https://minisowin.ca/

First Nations Child and Family Services, under the auspice of Kinosao Sipi Minisowin Agency, is charged with the responsibility to provide mandated and non-mandated child and family services to the membership of the Norway House Cree Nation and other Aboriginal families from provinces west of Manitoba who are residing in Winnipeg.

Metis Child and Family Services Authority

P: 855-779-1277

204-150 Henry Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3B 0J7

https://www.metiscfs.mb.ca/

Metis Child, Family & Community Services

Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation Family and Community Services

P: 204-484-2341

https://www.ncnwellness.ca/

Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation serves Nelson House.

Peguis Child and Family Services

P: 877-777-2049

P.O. Box 610
Peguis First Nation, Manitoba Canada
R0C 3J0

https://peguisfirstnation.ca/peguis-child-family-services/

Peguis was integrated with Anishinaabe Child and Family Services from 1980 to 1987. In 1987 the communities of Fisher River, Jackhead, Dakota Tipi and Peguis became mandated as Intertribal Child and Family Services. After years of negotiations between Federal and Provincial governments and Chief and Council, Peguis Child and Family Services Board of Directors proceeded to become autonomous Agency. On April 1, 1999 Peguis Child and Family Services was mandated as an Agency under the Child and Family Services Act of Manitoba. The goal of the Agency is to establish a credible First Nations Child Welfare Agency which maintains and strengthens the family unit and recognizes the importance of the Child’s cultural heritage, identity and sense of belonging to their families and community as a whole.

Sagkeeng Child and Family Services

P: 204-367-2215

P.O. Box 700
Pine Falls, Manitoba Canada
R0E 1M0

http://sagkeengcfs.org/

Sagkeeng Child and Family Services is one of 10 agencies in the Southern First Nations Network of Care providing provincially mandated services. We believe that children are our gifts and as a community, it is our responsibility to guarantee their physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs. We provide a variety of services built on the principles of honesty, respect, kindness, trust, humility and courage.

Sandy Bay Ojibway First Nation Child and Family Services

P: 866-235-6968
E: [email protected]

Box 105
Marius, Manitoba Canada
R0H 0T0

https://www.sandybaycfs.org/

Sandy Bay Child and Family Services believes that all children have the right to grow up in a safe and nurturing family environment, free from child abuse and neglect. To help protect children from abuse and neglect, the agency offers a variety of child protection services.

Southeast Child and Family Services

P: 204-947-0011

4th Floor, 360 Broadway Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3C 0T6

https://www.secfs.ca/

Southeast Child and Family Services serves nine reserves: Poplar River, Berens River, Bloodvein, Pauingassi, Little Grand Rapids, Hollow Water, Little Black River, and Brokenhead.

Southern Chiefs’ Organization (Social Services)

P: (204) 946-1869 / Toll Free: 1-866-876-9701
E: [email protected]

Head Office - 200-200 Alpine Way / Winnipeg Sub-Office 1572 Dublin Avenue
Swan Lake First Nation - Headingley / Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R4H 0B7 / R3E 0L4

https://scoinc.mb.ca/

The Southern Chiefs’ Organization represents 34 Anishinaabe and Dakota Nations and more than 81,000 citizens in what is now called southern Manitoba. SCO is an independent political organization that protects, preserves, promotes, and enhances First Nations peoples’ inherent rights, languages, customs, and traditions through the application and implementation of the spirit and intent of the Treaty-making process. *Also see Southern Chiefs Organization under Foundations of Reconciliation and Indigenous Government for more information.*

Southern First Nations Network of Care

P: (204) 783-9190 or Toll-Free 1 (800) 665-5762
E: Online Contact Form

Swan Lake First Nation 200-200 Alpine Way
Headingley, Manitoba Canada
R4H 0B7

https://www.southernnetwork.org/site/home

In partnership with our member Agencies, the Southern First Nations Network of Care is responsible for the management of child and family services to First Nations children and families throughout Manitoba. Our goal is to ensure that children, families and communities in need have the support they require to promote healthy growth and long-term wellness. The Southern First Nations Network of Care designs and manages Southern First Nation Child and Family Services program delivery. It also sets culturally-appropriate standards within provincial policies and funds Southern First Nation CFS agencies.

West Region Child and Family Services

P: 204-636-6158

Box 280
Erickson, Manitoba Canada
R0J 0P0

https://www.southernnetwork.org/site/agency-west-region-child-family-services

Services are available to Ebb and Flow, Rolling River, Keeseekoowewin, Valley River, Pine Creek, Crane River, Waywayseecappo, Gamblers Reserves, Brandon and Skownan.

Winnipeg Child and Family Services

P: 204-944-4438

404-1 Wesley Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3C 4C6

https://www.gov.mb.ca/fs/childfam/index.html

Winnipeg Child and Family Services provides comprehensive child protection and family support services in Winnipeg, in accordance with The Child and Family Services Act and The Adoption Act.

Crisis Supports

First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Services

P: Help Line 1-855-242-3310

https://www.hopeforwellness.ca/

Immediate mental health counselling and crisis intervention for all Indigenous peoples across Canada. Experienced cand culturally competent Help Line consellors can help if you want to talk, are distressed, have strong emotional reactions or/and are triggered by painful memories. Counselling is available in Cree, Objibway, Inuktitut, English and French. (1-855-242-3310)

Addictions Foundation of Manitoba (AFM)

P: Help Line 1-855-662-6605 or 204-944-6200
E: [email protected]

1031 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3G 0R8

https://afm.mb.ca/

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. We’re here for you.

Aulneau Renewal Centre

P: 204-987-7090
E: [email protected]

228 Hamel Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada

https://aulneau.com/

We help our clients work through their challenges to discover a positive vision, so they can optimize their personal potential and growth towards renewal. It is our commitment to provide a variety of services that have unique specialties and are tailored to meet every client’s needs, regardless of their personal and/or financial situation.

Canada Suicide Prevention Service – Hotline 1-833-456-4566

If you’re thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, the Canada Suicide Prevention Service is available 24/7 for voice and 4pm to 12am ET for text. Asking for help can be hard. That’s why we offer a safe place to talk – any time, in your own way. If you are having thoughts of suicide, you don’t have to face them alone. We are available if you need a safe and judgement free place to talk. Our responders are here to listen to you, support you, and keep you safe. Call 24/7 1-833-456-4566 or text 45645 from 4pm-midnight Eastern Standard Time.

Crisis Pregnancy Centre

P: 1-800-655-0570
E: [email protected]

650 Broadway Avenue West
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3C 0X3

https://pregnancy.ca/

We are about you. We believe that women deserve to be given all the information they need. We think it’s sneaky for people to try and hide or distort that information. We think that it’s very wrong for someone to try and manipulate other people. After all, it’s the pregnant woman who will end up having to live with the consequences of her own decisions—and she deserves the chance to check out all the options that she has available, and all the details involved in those options. We are established. We know our stuff.

Crisis Response Centre Community Intake

P: 204-788-8330

818 Bannatyne Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3E 0W3

https://sharedhealthmb.ca/services/mental-health/crisis-response-centre/

Winnipeg’s Mental Health Crisis Response Centre offers integrated mental health assessment through by accessing the services through the Community Intake number.

Crisis Response Centre Family Peer Support

P: 204-940-2376

818 Bannatyne Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3E 0W3

https://sharedhealthmb.ca/services/mental-health/crisis-response-centre/

Winnipeg’s Mental Health Crisis Response Centre offers individual and family peer support by calling the following hotline.

Crisis Response Centre- Mobile Crisis Service

P: 204-940-1781

818 Bannatyne Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3E 0W3

https://sharedhealthmb.ca/services/mental-health/crisis-response-centre/

The Mental Health Crisis Response Centre in Winnipeg is creating a central point of access for adults experiencing a mental health crisis, accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week within an atmosphere that promotes healing and recovery. This Centre of Excellence in crisis resolution ensures expert short term clinical treatment and support services are available through walk-in services, mobile services and scheduled appointment services, combined with planned linkage and referral to appropriate services and supports.

Kids Help Phone

P: 1-800-668-6868 or Text 686868

https://kidshelpphone.ca/

Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only 24/7 e-mental health service offering free, confidential support to young people in English and French. Help Line 1-800-668-6868 or Text 686868

Knowles Centre, Inc

P: 204-339-1951
E: [email protected]

2065 Henderson Highway
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R2G 1P7

https://www.knowlescentre.org/

Knowles Centre Inc. is a community-based, non-profit social services agency for children, adolescents and young adults facing difficult times in their lives. It offers a range of therapeutic and skills-based programs that help young people to address past struggles, to develop healthier relationships and ways of like, and to reach their full potential in the future.Programs include group care treatment, treatment foster care, independent living, day treatment and sexual abuse treatment programs, plus a range of support services. Each program has its own admission procedures.

Manitoba Addictions Help Line

P: 1-855-662-6605
E: [email protected]

Drop-in: River Point Centre, 146 Magnus Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R2W 2B3

http://mbaddictionhelp.ca/

The Manitoba Addictions Help Line is the central source for adult addictiont services. Call or text 1-855-662-6605 for immediate help.

Manitoba Farm, Rural and Northern Support Services 1-866-367-3276

No matter what the issue we are here for you. We offer free, confidential and non-judgmental counselling for anyone who lives on a Manitoba farm, or in a rural or Northern community.

Marymound

P: 204-338-7971
E: [email protected]

442 Scotia Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R2V 1X4

https://www.marymound.com/main/

Marymound believes in the goodness within every young person who walks through its doors. While difficult for many of the youth to recognize, Marymound finds the good and uses it as the motivation for compassionate staff to nurture and encourage all their young people in care. Marymound is a place where youth and families learn to overcome the challenges of life’s adversities, and advance by gaining a sense of belonging and independence that enables them to realize their ultimate potential.

The Link Youth and Family Supports

P: 204-477-1722
E: [email protected]

175 Mayfair Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3L 0A1

https://thelinkmb.ca/

Welcome to The Link (formerly Macdonald Youth Services). The Link has been helping children, youth and families in Manitoba for nearly 100 years. Today our network spans 4 communities, and includes hundreds of staff, volunteers and foster families. 24 hour Crisis Line 1-888-383-2776

Wellness Together Canada

P: Immediate Crisis Support: Text WELLNESS to 741741

https://www.wellnesstogether.ca/en-CA

Wellness Together Canada – Mental Health and Substance Use Support was created in response to an unprecedented rise in mental distress since the COVID-19 pandemic, with funding from the Government of Canada. As a country, we are facing challenges at a scale we’ve never seen before, from social isolation and financial insecurity to substance use concerns and racial inequality. Whatever you’re going through, remember that you are not alone. We believe that wellness is a journey, not a destination—and every day, we can each take a step toward our own well-being. Wellness Together Canada is here to support you on that journey.

Disability Supports

DASCH Inc

P: (204) 987-1550

1 -117 Victor Lewis Drive
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3P 1J6

https://www.dasch.mb.ca/

DASCH is a non-profit organization established in 1974 dedicated to exploring and meeting the residential, day program, respite and foster care needs of youth and adults.

Independant Living Resource Centre (ILRC)

P: Toll Free and TTY 1-800-663-3043
E: [email protected]

100 - 167 Lombard Ave.
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3B 0V3

https://www.ilrc.mb.ca/index.htm

Mission Statement: “The ILRC is a consumer controlled organization that promotes and supports citizens with disabilities to make choices and take responsibility for the development and management of personal and community resources.”

Manitoba Possible

P: (204) 975-3010 or Toll Free 1-866-282-8041
E: [email protected]

Head Office, 1857 Notre Dame Ave.
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3E 3E7

https://www.manitobapossible.ca/

Manitoba Possible; formerly Society for Manitobans with Disabilities. We believe an inclusive and accessible society is possible. Breaking Down Barriers for 70 Years. In 1950, we began as the Society for Crippled Children, to assist children and youth with disabilities. In 1985, we became the Society for Manitobans with Disabilities, reflecting a then contemporary image for persons with disabilities and their families. In 2020, we became Manitoba Possible – not a society for Manitobans with disabilities, a society for all. Seeing what’s Possible. Fighting for Possible. Making Possible Happen. When you receive a disability diagnosis, it can change your life. You might think you have to give up on the future you had envisioned for yourself or your child. But you don’t. We’re here to change perspectives. We’re here to show Manitoba’s adults, youth and children exactly what’s possible.

Family Supports

Aboriginal Health and Wellness Centre of Winnipeg

P: 204-925-3704
E: [email protected]

181 Higgins Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3B 3G1

http://ahwc.ca/

The Aboriginal Health & Wellness Centre offers a wide range of health services to the Aboriginal community of Winnipeg.

Aurora Family Therapy Centre

P: 204-786-9251
E: [email protected]

515 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3B 2E9

https://www.aurorafamilytherapy.com/about-us/

At Aurora Family Therapy Centre, we work collaboratively with you to address your concerns. Our therapists are compassionate and resourceful people who believe that when we can pool our resources with those of our clients, together we will find solutions. Whether you’re experiencing relationship problems, or looking for ways to grow personally and professionally, Aurora Family Therapy Centre would like to help you to reach your goals.

Child Day Care Branch – Early Child Care Program

P: 204-945-0776
E: [email protected]

210-114 Garry Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3C 4V4

http://www.manitoba.ca/fs/childcare

Provides subsidies for families in need of day care for education, employment or seeking employment, medical needs, and special social needs. They can provide you with a list of licensed day cares in your area after which it is up to you to apply to the day care of choice and to apply for a subsidy. Most day cares in Winnipeg have long waiting lists so it is a good idea to start your search for a quality day care as soon as possible and to place your child on as many waiting lists as possible. Subsidy is based on family income and in many cases will cover all costs. However, many day cares charge $2.40 per day, per child in addition to the subsidy and this additional amount is your responsibility to pay

Communities 4 Families

P: 204-475-5755

823 Ellice Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3G 0C3

https://communities4families.ca/

Communities 4 Families (C4F) is a partnership of organizations, agencies and community members that work together to support families living in downtown Winnipeg. C4F is funded by Healthy Child Manitoba. Our members work across departments and sectors to facilitate a community development approach for the well being of Manitoba’s children, families and communities. Communities 4 Families believes in supporting healthy and active families, focusing especially on the preschool years.

Family Dynamics

P: 204-947-1401
E: [email protected]

401-393 Portage Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3B 3H6

https://familydynamics.ca/

We work with child care providers, families and community agencies to support children who are presenting behavioural, developmental and social-emotional needs or challenges in child care settings. This includes licensed child care facilities, family child care homes and nursery schools. Family Dynamics offers confidential counselling at our downtown location for individuals, couples, families and groups to develop new coping strategies. Our counsellors practice with a variety of therapeutic approaches to help clients navigate through life’s challenges. Providing child care in your home with a personalized family environment for children to learn and develop. The Parent Coach Program is a short-term home-based support for families who want to strengthen their parenting and/or home management skills. To qualify, parents must have children living in the home between the ages of 0 to 18 years.

Family Resource Centre (Portage La Prairie)

P: Call or Text: (204) 595-5005
E: [email protected]

234 Princess Ave
Portage La Prairie, Manitoba Canada
R1N 0R1

https://frcportage.ca/

Our vision at the Family Resource Centre is to be a support for all families in Portage and surrounding area. We do this by: providing a safe and welcoming place for all, bringing families together, providing meaningful and educational programming, and being a source of trusted information.

Healthy Child Manitoba Office

P: 888-848-0140
E: [email protected]

3rd Floor-114 Garry St
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3C 4V4

http://www.manitoba.ca/healthychild/

With its community partners, the Province of Manitoba, has developed a network of supports and strategies for children, youth and families.

South Winnipeg Family Information Centre (SWIFIC)

P: 204-284-9311
E: [email protected]

800 Point Road (lower level)
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3T 3L8

https://swfic.org/

South Winnipeg Family Information Centre (originally known as Fort Garry Family Life Centre) was established in the fall of 1974 as a result of community interest. The basic aim of establishing a family centre at that time was to provide programs and information to enhance the quality of family life in the community. Over 40 years later, we continue to be proud of the hundreds of volunteers who have contributed to the services of our Centre. Our volunteers are the strength and backbone of South Winnipeg Family Information Centre. Board members, staff, program facilitators and our Dress For Success volunteers demonstrate, year after year, that people coming together with a common goal and vision really can and do make a difference!

Strongest Families Institute SFI

P: National Office in NS: Toll-free phone: 1-866-470-7111
E: Online Contact Form and links to Manitoba Referral Options

National Office: 267 Cobequid Road, Suite 200
Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia Canada
B4C 4E6

https://strongestfamilies.com/

SFI is an award-winning charity grounded in twenty years of social science research. Our evidence-based, bilingual mental health services are available for children/youth, adults, and their families, when and where they need them. SFI is a national Canadian organization with referrals to programming by province.

YMCA of Brandon

P: 204-727-5456
E: [email protected]

231 8th Street
Brandon, Manitoba Canada
R7A 3X2

https://www.ymcabrandon.ca/

The YMCA of Brandon is a charitable association dedicated to providing quality programs and services for all individuals in the development of Spirit Mind and Body. Aquatics, Camps, Childcare, Community Intitiatives, Global Initiatives, and Health and Fitness.

YMCA-YWCA of Winnipeg

P: 204-832-7002
E: Online Contact Form

3550 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3K 0Z8

http://www.ywinnipeg.ca/

We are a charity committed to nurturing the potential of children, teens and young adults, promoting healthy living and fostering social responsibility. For over 140 years, the YMCA-YWCA of Winnipeg has provided thousands of children and adults with programs and services dedicated to personal growth and community development. The Y is best known for our work with youth and in promoting health, but we also provide opportunities for people to develop leadership skills, philanthropic attitudes and a global perspective. We deliver lasting personal and social change. As a charity, we are committed to helping ensure that people are not turned away because they can’t afford the full membership fee. Our Member Access Program is available to people whose current financial situation limits their ability to participate in the Y’s programs. We are pleased to provide assistance to people who are unable to pay the full fee with convenient 3-month or 12-month membership terms.

Finances

Community Financial Counselling Services

P: (204) 989-1900
E: Online Contact form

516 – 294 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3C 0B9

https://www.debthelpmanitoba.com/

Community Financial Counselling Services, Inc. (CFCS) is a non-profit, United Way member agency. We are a credit counselling agency that can help you get a handle on your debt with a plan that works for you. They handle taxes and benefits, debt solutions, gambling help and offer education on budgeting and financial literacy.

Employment and Income Assistance

P: 204-948-7368
E: [email protected]

100 – 114 Garry Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3C 4V4

https://www.gov.mb.ca/fs/eia/

The Employment and Income Assistance Program (EIA) provides financial help to Manitobans who have no other way to support themselves or their families. This includes benefits from the Rent Assist Program that helps with housing costs. For people who are able to work, EIA will help them go back to work by providing supports to employment.

Manitoba Child Benefit

P: 877-587-6224
E: [email protected]

100-114 Garry Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3C 4V4

http://www.manitoba.ca/fs/eia/mcb.html

The MCB provides monthly benefits to low-income Manitoba families needing assistance with the cost of raising children.

Manitoba Prenatal Benefit and Community Support Programs

P: 888-848-0140
E: [email protected]

100-114 Garry Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3C 4V4

http://www.manitoba.ca/healthychild/healthybaby/

This program assists income-eligible pregnant women with a monthly cheque to meet their extra nutritional needs. It also offers community-based programs and provides information to pregnancy and new mothers on pregnancy, child development, and healthy eating.

Winnipeg Tax Services Office

The Canada child benefit (CCB) is administered by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). It is a tax-free monthly payment made to eligible families to help with the cost of raising children under 18 years of age. The CCB may include the child disability benefit and any related provincial and territorial programs.

General / Wrap-around

Indigenous Leadership Development Institute Inc. (ILDII)

P: 204-949-1700 or Toll-Free 1-855-940-1700
E: [email protected]

206 – 1075 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3G 0R8

https://ildii.ca/

The Indigenous Leadership Development Institute Inc. is a non-profit organization established to build leadership capacity in Indigenous people. We are run by Indigenous people and directed by a volunteer board reflecting the diversity of the Indigenous community. This board identifies specific training required to produce able and accomplished Indigenous leaders. ILDII offers the following programs: Indigenous Languages Reviltalization – Online Resources, Indigenous Awareness Training (Canadian Version), and The Indigenous Carpentry Program.

Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc.

P: 204-953-5820
E: [email protected]

455 McDermot Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3A 0B5

https://www.kanikanichihk.ca/

We lead women, men, children, youth, and our 2 Spirit community to health and balance through learning and healing programs grounded in traditional Indigenous knowledge and trauma informed practices. We lead our people to financial independence through skill-building and educational programs that celebrate and build up each person’s value and strengths,

Southeast Resource Develpment Council Corp

P: 204- 956-7500
E: email through the website

2nd Floor 360 Broadway
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3C 0T6

https://health.serdc.mb.ca/

SERDC Health Services was established in 1984 to provide health services and promote wellness to the over 14,000 community members of our 8 member communities. This website is designed to provide our community members with more information about our programs, services, and activities, as well as a platform to share resources from other services that may benefit community members in their pursuit of living a good life.

211

211 Manitoba is a free, confidential, 24/7 service that connects individuals to government, health, and social services that are available across the province. The service helps Manitobans who are looking to find the right community or social resource but don’t know where to start. 211 Manitoba also makes it easy for service providers and first responders to direct others to the right resource.

Brandon Transit

P: 204-729-2300
E: Online Contact Form

Transit Information Office 21-8th St (Inside Downtown Terminal)
Brandon, Manitoba Canada

https://brandontransit.ca/

Busing information for the city of Brandon – Brandon Transit.

Harvest Manitoba

P: 204-982-3663
E: email through the website

1085 Winnipeg Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3E 0S2

https://www.harvestmanitoba.ca/

1 in 8 Manitobans lives in a food insecure home. Harvest works closely with the clients and stakeholders and conducts research to advance meaningful policies and programs to help ensure no Manitoban goes hungry.

Manitoba Psychological Society

P: 204-488-7398
E: [email protected]

P.O. Box 151 RPO Corydon
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3M 3S7

https://mps.ca/

The Manitoba Psychological Society (MPS) is a non-profit organization of Manitoba psychologists founded in 1966. Its purpose is to further the use of psychology, as a science and profession, in the service of human health, welfare, and quality of life. MPS advocates for the use of psychological knowledge in the formulation of public policy and in the implementation of services for the public in addition to promoting the advancement of psychological education, research, and training. MPS is a proud member of the Council of Professional Associations of Psychologists.

Manitoba Public Library Services – Comprehensive List

This is a spreadsheet comprehensive list of all public libraries across Manitoba. Not all Manitoba libraries have websites. Winnipeg Public Library and its programs and services is listed separately. UCN Regional Libraries are listed under UCN’s Post-Secondary Institution entries.

Manitoba Tourism Education Council (MTEC)

P: (204) 957-7437 / Toll Free: (800) 820-6832
E: Online Contact Form

Unit 3 - 75 Scurfield Boulevard
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3Y 1P6

https://www.mtec.mb.ca/

MTEC was established in 1989 as a not-for-profit organization that receives provincial funding to assist the tourism industry in Manitoba in remaining viable, through training their managers, supervisors and employees. We have worked with thousands of tourism professionals throughout the province. Each year we train roughly 11,000 individuals through our services on-line, at our training centre in Winnipeg and at group sessions across the province.

Osborne Village Resource Centre

P: 204-989-6503
E: [email protected]

1-107 Osborne St.
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3L 1Y4

https://ovrc.ca/

The Osborne Village Resource Centre is a non-profit pre-employment resource center dedicated to assisting clients on their journey to finding meaningful employment. We assist clients who are unemployed, under-employed, and/or those making a career change. Our main goal is to help clients find meaningful work not just a job.

Rainbow Resource Centre

P: 204-474-0212
E: [email protected]

170 Scott Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3L 0L3

https://rainbowresourcecentre.org/programs/counselling

Rainbow Resource Centre offers support to the 2SLGBTQ+ community in the form of counselling, education, and programming for individuals ranging from children through to 55±. It also supports families, friends, and employers of 2SLGBTQ+ individuals. (204-474-0212)

Selkirk Transit

P: (204) 482-INFO (4636)
E: [email protected]

460 Main St
Selkirk, Manitoba Canada
R1A 1B9

http://mysta.ca/

Busing information for the city of Selkirk – Selkirk Transit.

Thompson Transit

P: 204-667-7910
E: [email protected]

81 Berens Road
Thompson, Manitoba Canada
R8N 1X3

https://www.thompson.ca/p/transit

Busing information for the city of Thompson – Thompson Transit.

Winnipeg Public Library WPL – Social Services

P: 204-986-6450
E: Online Contact Form

Millennium Library 251 Donald St.
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3C 3P5

https://wpl.winnipeg.ca/library/default.asp

Winnipeg Public Library has 20 locations serving the citizens of Winnipeg. The Library offers a variety of services including a broad range of collections, programs for all ages, and information services. Your library card may be used at any branch in the system.

Winnipeg Transit

P: Automated Service Line 204-986-5711

Administration Office: B-414 Osborne Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3L 2A1

https://winnipegtransit.com/

Winnipeg’s Bus Service. Winnipeg Transit currently operates 84 fixed routes throughout the city. Depending on demand, the scheduled service may include main line routes, express routes or suburban feeders.

Youth Employment Services

P: 204-987-8661
E: Email through website

614 - 294 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3C 0B9

https://www.yesmb.ca/

Youth Employment Services (Y.E.S. Manitoba Inc.) delivers employment services to youth. We receive our funding from the Province of Manitoba as well as many other donors and funders. We average over 12,000 visits to our Resource Area each year.

Health

Indian Residential Schools (IRS) Health Support Program

P: Crisis Line 1-866-925-4419

391 York Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3C 4W1

https://www.sac-isc.gc.ca/eng/1581971225188/1581971250953

Indian Residential Schools Resolution Health Support Program provides eligible former students and their families with access to emotional health and wellness support services. The IRS Resolution Health Support Program provides: Professional counselling, emotional supports by support workers, cultural support by Elders, assistance with the cost of transportation and a crisis line.

Indigenous Counselling & Education Services

P: 204-999-1625
E: [email protected]

315 - 3336 Portage Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3K 2H9

https://www.indigenouscounselling.ca/indigenous-counselling

Barry Fontaine MSW, RSW, Indigenous Counselling & Education Services (ICE Services). “My practice is based in the Indigenous culture and teachings while also involving western therapeutic techniques. The western knowledge was gained through studies at the University of Manitoba, Master of Social Work program with focus on individuals, couples and family counselling.​ This type of therapy takes place almost exclusively on a one to one basis in an office or less formal environment. In this therapeutic environment the use of Indigenous traditional knowledge and teachings are used as a way to convey the treatment process and goals with the use of western medical style therapeutic techniques.”

CBTm – Cognitive Behaviour Therapy with Mindfulness Classes


E: Online Contact Form

https://cbtm.ca/

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is recommended as first-line treatment for most mental health conditions. However, many people do not have access to CBT due to long waiting lists. There are an increasing number of self-help CBT resources available (books, websites, online interactive programs). Many of these resources are good and easily accessible. People are more likely to use self-help resources when they have even a small amount of guidance from a therapist.

Heartwood Healing Centre

P: 204-783-5460
E: Online Contact Form

104 Roslyn Rd
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3L 0G6

https://heartwoodcentre.ca/

Formerly called The Laurel Centre. Heartwood Healing Centre is the only organization in Manitoba whose mission is specific to childhood sexual abuse. Childhood sexual abuse is a societal issue that affects people of all genders and lived experience. We aim to be an accessible, safe(r) space for healing and a respected community partner, providing leadership in addressing the individual and societal impact of childhood sexual abuse.

Manitoba Adolescent Treatment Centre (MATC)

P: 204-477-6391
E: [email protected]

120 Tecumseh Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3E 2A9

https://matc.ca/

MATC provides a range of mental health services to children and adolescents who experience psychiatric and/or emotional disorders. MATC strives to be sensitive, responsive and innovative in meeting the changing needs of children, adolescents, families and communities. Services include supports for: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Service (ADHD), Community Child and Adolescent Treatment Service (CCATS), Centralized Intake Service, Early Childhood Clinic (ECC), Intensive Community Re-Integration Service (ICRS), Neurodevelopmental Service (NDS), Rural & Northern Telehealth Service (RNTS), Student Mental Health Resource Team (SMHRT), Tourette Syndrome Service (TSS), and Youth Forensic Service (YFS).

Mount Carmel Clinic

P: 204-582-2311
E: [email protected]

886 Main Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R2W 5L4

https://www.mountcarmel.ca/

Mount Carmel Clinic is working to increase the overall well-being of families by providing accessible, community-centred programs, resources, and health services. Each year we see thousands of people from the North End neighbourhood walk through our doors, and our goal is to provide each individual with the best quality of care possible.

Shared Health Manitoba

P: 204-926-8005
E: [email protected]

1502 – 155 Carlton St.
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3C 3H8

https://sharedhealthmb.ca/

Shared Health brings together clinical experts from across the province to deliver a patient-centred, accessible, responsive health system that people can count on. Shared Health plans clinical and preventive services for delivery across the entire province, supported by centralized administrative functions that use human, capital and financial resources in the best way possible. We work collaboratively with regional health authorities, service delivery organizations and communities to ensure the health care needs of Manitobans are met compassionately, effectively and as close to home as possible.

Winnipeg Regional Health Authority

P: 204-926-7000

4th Floor, 650 Main Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3B 1E2

https://wrha.mb.ca/

The WRHA serves residents of the city of Winnipeg, as well as the northern community of Churchill and the rural municipalities of East and West St. Paul, representing a total population of more than 750,000. The WRHA also provides health-care support and specialty referral services to nearly half a million Manitobans who live beyond these boundaries, as well as residents of northwestern Ontario and Nunavut, who often require the services and expertise available within the WRHA.

Women’s Health Clinic

P: 204-947-1517
E: [email protected]

Unit A 416 Graham Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3C 0M3

https://womenshealthclinic.org/

We are a feminist community health clinic in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Since 1981, we have offered a range of services. We maintain the name Women’s Health Clinic due to the history and ongoing need for a safe place for women. We welcome other genders including Two-Spirit, genderqueer, trans and non-binary people. We also welcome males in some programs, recognizing that there are barriers to care for all genders. (204-947-1517)

Housing

KeKiNan Centre (Assisted Living)

A & O: Support Services for Older Adults is a not-for-profit organization that provides specialized services for older Manitobans across the province. The goal of these programs is to empower and support older adults in the community.

Kinew Housing Inc

P: 204-956-5093
E: Email through website.

394 McGregor Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R2W 4X5

https://www.kinewhousing.ca/

Kinew Housing was incorporated in Winnipeg in 1970 by a small group of people concerned about the availability of decent affordable housing available to Aboriginal people in the city. The first homes were purchased with private sources of funding by Kinew and were rented at cost, it was apparent very early that this would not be sustainable. Funding was eventually made available through housing programs from CMHC.

M.A.P.S. Housing Co-op Ltd.

P: 204-982-2000

757 Henderson Hwy.
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R2K 2K7

https://www.lifelease.ca/cooperative-housing-projects/maps-housing-cooperative-winnipeg-manitoba/

M.A.P.S. Housing Co-op Ltd. has constructed a total of 43 non-profit family housing units via three separate Projects financed in part by the Manitoba Housing/ CMHC Private Non-Profit Housing Program

Manitoba Housing

P: 204 945-4663
E: [email protected]

352 Donald Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3B 2H8

https://www.manitoba.ca/housing/index.html

Manitoba Housing provides a wide range of subsidized housing throughout the province of Manitoba. We partner with other governments, community organizations and private groups to create safe and affordable housing.

S.A.M. Management Inc.

P: 204-942-0991
E: [email protected]

200-1080 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3G 3M3

https://www.sam.mb.ca/

S.A.M. (Management) Inc. is a non-profit corporation established to provide management of housing for single persons, families and senior citizens.The corporation responds to unique and new housing needs, as identified by the community. Housing is available on a rental basis.

Winnipeg Housing Rehabilitation Corporation

P: 204-949-2880
E: [email protected]

60 Frances Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3A 1B5

https://whrc.ca/

Winnipeg Housing has its roots in the revitalization of Winnipeg’s inner city. Many of Winnipeg Housing’s currently owned and managed residential buildings were unique projects retrofitted during the 1980’s. The buildings include a biscuit plant, printing warehouse, church, police station and many more. One example of our retrofitting projects is the Turner-Walker Building located at 425 Henry Avenue. It was designed by J.N. Semmens and originally built in 1912 by the Carter-Aldinger Company. Today, this building provides 26 Winnipeg families with affordable housing.

Justice

Elizabeth Fry Society of Manitoba

P: 204-589-7335
E: [email protected]

544 Selkirk Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R2W 2M9

https://efsmanitoba.org/

The Elizabeth Fry Society of Manitoba (EFSM) Inc. was established as an independent non-profit organization in 1983 to address the unique needs of women in the provincial and federal justice system. In 2006, EFSM became an Aboriginal organization who provides services to all women who are involved in the criminal justice system. We provide advocacy, access to resources and support to women who are in conflict with the law. Some of the issues our clientele struggle to overcome are addiction, poverty, mental health issues, marginalization, racism, long-term effects of residential schools and other forms of discrimination. Some of the programs offered include: Bail Verification and Supervision Program, Women for Change Program (Anger management), Stoplifting Program, Transitional Housing, Reading Stories Project (Connecting institutionalized women with their children through reading, Clothing Depot and The Womens’ Books for Prisoners Project.

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Girls and Women

P: Support Line 1-844-413-6649

https://www.mmiwg-ffada.ca/

The National Inquiry’s Final Report reveals that persistent and deliberate human and Indigenous rights violations and abuses are the root cause behind Canada’s staggering rates of violence against Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA people. The two volume report calls for transformative Legal and social changes to resolve the crisis that has devastated Indigenous communities across the country. The Final Report is comprised of the truths of more than 2,380 family members, survivors of violence, experts and Knowledge Keepers shared over two years of cross-country public hearings and evidence gathering. It delivers 231 individual Calls for Justice directed at governments, institutions, social service providers, industries and all Canadians. National, independent toll free 24/7 support line at 1-844-413-6649

Native Clan Organization

P: 204-943-7357
E: [email protected]

94 McGregor St.
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R2W 4V5

https://www.nativeclan.org/

The Native Clan Organization, Inc. (NCO) established in 1972, is a unique non-profit community support agency. A simple mission statement offers; to provide services primarily but not exclusively to aboriginal offenders and ex offenders that will facilitate their re-integration back into the community as constructive and law abiding citizens. The Native Clan offers a variety of support programs including The Family Matters Program – A comprehensive look at the different types of abuse that can occur within a family setting between partners, siblings, or parents and children, as well as extended family members. Without intervention, it can become intergenerational and deeply rooted to a point where it may seem like normal behavior for those involved. Those who participate in the abuse, as well as children who witness the abuse are at high risk to copy and repeat the learned behavior. This program uses the four directions of the medicine wheel to introduce topics. The program will address the psychological, emotional, and physical trauma that occurs to those living in this type of dysfunctional situation, especially when addictions are a major part of the lifestyle. The approach is non-judgmental and supportive. The Addicions Awareness & Relapse Prevention program provides after hours crisis and addiction counselling to residents who are on their recovery journey towards a substance/drug free lifestyle. The Native Clan runs Manitou House. As the centerpiece of the Native Clan Organization’s range of services Manitou House serves as an intermediate stage on the journey toward reintegration. This half way house through its’ experienced staff and structured environment offers assistance in easing the transition from the institution to freedom and personal independence in the community. Manitou House staff and programs can help through empowerment and advocacy which lends to one discovering their strengths and confidence to move onward.

John Howard Society of Manitoba

P: 204-775-1514
E: [email protected]

583 Ellice Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3B 1Z7

https://johnhoward.mb.ca/

We work primarily with men (18 and over), who have been or may be incarcerated, their families, victims of crime and the community to address the root causes of crime. We offer programs, supports and resources, based on the principles of restorative justice, to our clients at their various stages of involvement with the justice system.

Missing Kids

P: 1-866-KID-TIPS (543-8477)
E: [email protected]

http://www.missingkids.ca/

MissingKids.ca is a program of the Canadian Centre for Children Protection. As Canada’s missing children resource centre, MissingKids.ca offers families support in the search of their missing child and provides educational resources to help prevent children from going missing. MissingKids.ca offers a Community Action Plan designed to better equip communities to respond quickly and efficiently when a child is missing. Additional resources related to missing children are available at missingkids.ca and personal safety resources are available on protectchildren.ca

Supports for Homelessness

Hope, End Homelessness Winnipeg

P: 204-942-8677
E: [email protected]

Unit C-216 Pacific Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3B 0M4

https://endhomelessnesswinnipeg.ca/

Homelessness is a complex issue that no single organization can end on its own. We work with partners across sectors to lead the shift from managing homelessness to ending it. This means moving from costly emergency responses, such as shelters and crisis response, to long-term, sustainable solutions like prevention, housing and community services.

Resource Assistance for Youth (RAY)

P: 204-783-5617
E: [email protected]

125 Sherbrook Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3C 2B5

https://rayinc.ca/

Youth homelessness is a serious concern in Winnipeg, most importantly we know that it is preventable. Programs available to people under the age of 29.

Sccope.Inc

P: 204-987-6300
E: Email through website.

865 Main St
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R2W 3N9

https://www.sscope.org/

SSCOPE is a non-profit, registered charity that provides housing, employment and volunteer opportunities for people living with a mental health illness through our environmentally friendly social enterprise ventures. SSCOPE is …Self-Starting Creative Opportunities for People in Employment.

Siloam Mission

P: 204-956-4344
E: [email protected]

300 Princess Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3B 1M3

https://www.siloam.ca/

At Siloam Mission, hope begins with a meal. By first filling basic needs, we can help our guests begin to look at a better future. Once inside our doors, people have access to all of our programs and services. The Nest supports participants in learning the life skills and coping strategies they need to meet their individual goals, maintain their sobriety, and eventually transition to independent living. The hygiene program provides community members with the opportunity to make use of showers and laundry machines, with all the amenities needed, at no cost.

Sunshine House

P: 204-783-8565
E: [email protected]

646 Logan Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3A 0S7

https://www.sunshinehousewpg.org/

Sunshine House is a community drop-in and resource center focusing on harm reduction and social inclusion. We work to provide programming that fulfills people’s social, community, and recreational needs. Participants can come as they are, and are not expected to be “clean” or sober. Their programs cover a wide range of needs. Drop-In is a twice-weekly afternoon space for community members to come in for a cup of coffee, a meal, conversation and fun activities. Like That is a program that provides a space where people exploring gender and/or sexual identity can gather at Sunshine House for fun, skills building and recreation. Like That, the evening drop-in, is primarily for members of the 2SLBTQ+ communities. There is a Sunday brunch open to everyone. We provide a delicious Sunday brunch for $2 (kids under 12 are free)! Street Feet provides foot care services by appointment during our Drop-In times.

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