Parenting Resources

Parenting is one of life's most rewarding experiences but it can be extremely challenging as well. Fortunately, you don't have to tackle parenting all alone – there are many great resources available.

Positive Parenting Program (Triple P)

Manitoba's Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) website has lots of good information for parents. You can also call the Triple P help line with questions at 204-945-4777 in Winnipeg or toll free 1-877-945-4777, or click on the links below.

Healthy Baby

Manitoba's prenatal benefit and community support program, Healthy Baby, provides supports to mothers and their babies right in their community!

General Resources

  • Adjusting to Your New Baby
    Tips to help you cope with your new baby and the changes in your life.
  • Caring for Your New Baby
    Resource information to help you provide a healthy and nurturing environment for your child from birth to two years of age.
  • Connecting With Your Child
    Learn about the importance of attachment in your relationship with your child and how it contributes to their healthy growth and development.
  • CPR: Baby
  • Enjoying TV & Computers With Your Child
  • Families First Program
  • Learning Through Play
  • Let's Play
    A free parenting app that provides fun ideas for keeping babies and toddlers entertained and learning, especially during daily routines like commuting time, chores, bedtime, bath time, mealtime and shopping. The app allows parents to search activities by age (0-18 months, 18-36 months, and 3-5 years) and includes 'boredom busters' that can be used at anytime. Let's Play was developed by ZERO TO THREE, a nonprofit organization that focuses specifically on the healthy development of babies and toddlers.
  • Infant Attachment
    Learn about what Infant Attachment is and how important it is to the healthy growth and development of your child.
  • Making Connections
    Your First Two Years with Baby
  • Manitoba Families of Multiples
  • Multiple Births Canada – Twins? Triplets? Or more?
    Having multiples can be an exciting but challenging situation for any family. The Manitoba Families of Multiples (formerly known as the Winnipeg Parents of Twins and Triplets Organization) was formed in March 1966 by a group of five mothers of twins and triplets who were interested in meeting to discuss their common problems and to share solutions. All the member families have at least one set of twins, triplets, or higher order multiples such as quadruplets, and some even have two sets of multiples!
  • Nobody's Perfect
    A parenting program for parents of children birth to age five.
  • Parent-Child Coalitions
    Community-based programs and activities for children and families. Find one in your community.
  • Parenting On Your Own Handbook
    Raising a child on your own has unique challenges. The Parenting on Your Own handbook features the many supportive resources available to you all in one place.
  • Parenting Resource Information
    This link will take you to information that will help answer many of the questions you may have in raising your children.
  • Parents Without Partners (PWP)
    PWP provides single parents and their children with an opportunity for enhancing personal growth, self-confidence and sensitivity towards others by offering an environment for support, friendship and the exchange of parenting techniques.
  • Post-Partum Depression
    Signs and symptoms and what you can do.
  • Raising & Caring for Your Child
  • Resource Information for New Parents
    Follow this link for answers to some of the initial questions that you may have as a new parent.
  • Sleep Strategies & Information
  • Flood Stress Information
    When floods threaten individuals, families and communities, it's normal to experience strong emotions. The stress of losing a home or treasured possessions can take a serious toll.
  • Temperament
    Understanding what temperament is; how knowing yours and your child's temperaments can help you parent more effectively.
  • Understanding Your Child's Temperament
  • Responding to stressful events: Taking care of ourselves, our families, and our communities
    Stressful events can cause fear, anxiety and distress as we worry about our own safety, and also about the well-being of our families and our communities. It is important for us to know and acknowledge that it is normal to feel this way, but that there are steps that we can take to feel better. Learn more about coping with stressful events by clicking on this link.
  • The Canadian Father Involvement Initiative
  • New Dad Manual
    Friendly, useful advice from other Dads on becoming a father and caring for your baby.

Community Programs

Parenting is one of life's most rewarding experiences but it can be extremely challenging as well. Fortunately, you don't have to tackle parenting all alone ? there are many great resources available. Maybe a drop-in centre works best for you and your family, or perhaps you feel more comfortable at a regularly scheduled group or class.

Depending on where you live in Manitoba, you may be able to access a range of programs at the community level. To find out more about the community-based services and programs for families in your area, try the CONTACT Community Information Online Search Tool and the other links below. If there are other programs or services you feel we should add to our Community Programs list, please let us know by emailing us at Contact Us with the details (type of program, location, phone number, hours of operation and cost).

  • Child Care Online Search Tool
    A search tool parents can use to help identify the child care options available to them.
  • Healthy Baby Community Support Programs
    Manitoba's prenatal benefit and community support program, Healthy Baby, provides supports to mothers and their babies right in their own community.
  • CONTACT Community Information Online Search Tool
    This searchable list of programs and organizations throughout Manitoba is relevant to all parents – whether they have babies or teens – and provides information related to child health and education, as well as a variety of other useful topics. Manitoba Healthy Schools worked with CONTACT Community Information (a program of the Volunteer Manitoba) to develop this customized directory. CONTACT houses Manitoba's most comprehensive listing of province-wide community services, programs and organizations.
  • Manitoba Community Parenting Resources
    The Manitoba CAPC Coalition is the collective of Manitoba programs funded through the CAPC (Community Action Program for Children) funding branch of the Public Health Agency of Canada. There are fourteen CAPC projects in Manitoba, all sharing the same goal: to enhance the well-being of children aged 0-6, living in conditions of risk. Click on this link for information on the fourteen locations ? seven within Winnipeg, seven outside Winnipeg ? including contact information, agency overview, programming and services offered, and much more. Topics and areas covered include child development, parenting skills, parent life skills, access to services and resources, youth development, Aboriginal culture, community development and knowledge of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).
  • Manitoba Schools, School Divisions, and Districts
    This link provides contact information for Manitoba schools, school divisions and districts, including maps, calendar dates and school board contacts.
  • Nobody's Perfect Parenting Groups
    A parenting program for parents of children birth to age five. Nobody's Perfecting Parenting Groups are offered for free at various family centres and other organizations throughout the province of Manitoba. Child care and snacks are also provided.
  • General Council of Winnipeg Community Centres
    The General Council of Winnipeg Community Centre's website includes over 60 City of Winnipeg Community Centres. Designed to be a resource for community centre volunteers as well as the public, you can check for your community centres' location, programming information, upcoming events, rental facilities and more.
  • Winnipeg Parent Newsmagazine – Family Survival Guide
    The annual Winnipeg Parent's Family Survival Guide is a directory of everything family in and around Winnipeg. If you are looking for parenting support groups, community family centres, expectant parent and new baby information, preschool programs, camps, schools, family fun, party products and services, festivals, and more, click on the link above.
  • Healthy Start for Mom and Me
    This neighbourhood-based adult education group is designed for expectant and new families with babies up to one year. The organization operates drop-in sessions in nine Winnipeg neighbourhood sites, and they provide other practical supports as well.

Separation & Divorce

Separation and divorce can be a time of confusion, sorrow and pain for all members of the family. Find resources here.