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Program Information

Building Circles of Support

Building Circles of Support is an eight week Parenting Information Series offered by the Manitoba FASD Centre to parents, caregivers, family members and professionals who support children and youth diagnosed with FASD. These sessions provide caregivers with the opportunity to learn about best practices in parenting a child with FASD, as well as provide them with the opportunity to connect and network with other families. These sessions also link them to FASD resources and services in their area. Sessions are held twice a year at the Rehabilitation Centre for Children and once yearly via Telehealth to various sites serviced by the Regional FASD Diagnostic Coordinators.


FASD Family Support Education and Counselling

The FASD Family Support, Education and Counselling Program works in partnership with parents and professionals to develop programs that are individualized to meet the needs of children with FASD up to age fourteen, living in Winnipeg. The program also provides home-based services and counselling to families and helps to access the FASD Family Support, Education and Counselling Program works in partnership with parents and professionals to develop programs that are individualized to meet the needs of children with FASD up to age fourteen, living in Winnipeg. The program also provides home-based services and counselling to families and helps to access family advocacy and other services.


Family Resource Centres

Family resource centres offer programming and services for parents/caregivers and their children, with an emphasis on culturally-appropriate activities that involve young children, parents and other caregivers.


Healthy Baby Community Support Program

If you are pregnant or have a baby under the age of one, you can attend a Healthy Baby program to:

  • ask questions about your pregnancy
  • learn about your baby's growth and development
  • get to know other moms and new parents
  • learn about nutrition and health
  • get breastfeeding support
  • get parenting tips
  • connect with health care professionals
  • do activities with your baby
  • enjoy healthy snacks
  • receive milk coupons (during your pregnancy and until your baby is 6 months old)
  • receive bus tickets (where available)

Partners/support persons are welcome!


InSight Mentoring Program

The InSight Mentoring Program is an intensive three-year outreach program for women who are pregnant or have recently given birth and are using alcohol and/drugs. Using harm reduction strategies, mentors provide comprehensive case management for women. They work one-on-one with women to provide practical supports, promote healthy living and connect women to community services. This woman-centered program uses a trauma-informed approach and is committed to providing holistic, culturally grounded care to clients. Women can selfrefer or have service providers make the referral for them.


Manito Ikwe Kagiikwe (The Mothering Project)

This program is for any woman who is pregnant or early parenting (child under 3) and has a substance use problem. Services provided include outreach, 1 on 1 support, support groups, access to prenatal care, referrals, advocacy and access to traditional ceremony and teachings.


Manitoba FASD Family Network

Co-sponsored by the Manitoba FASD Centre and the Rehabilitation Centre for Children the new Manitoba FASD Family Network provides an opportunity for information sharing, education and support for parents and caregivers of children and youth with FASD. The family network will also provide a forum for families to give their input to service delivery groups or organizations who are developing programs for children, youth and families living with FASD. Recreational opportunities for families will be promoted throughout the year. Network meetings will be held 4-6 times a year at the Rehabilitation Centre for Children and Facilitated support groups will be offered 2-3 times a year.


The Manitoba Key Worker Program

The Manitoba Key Worker Program provides support and personalized information to families of children and youth (ages 0-21) with FASD or confirmed prenatal alcohol exposure. Since each family is unique, Key Workers will assist the family in accessing supports, community resources, and health and education information that reflects the specific needs of the family. Key Workers supplement and enhance, but do not replace existing community resources. Key Workers work in collaboration with parents, family members, adoptive parents, caregivers and service providers to assist the child/youth experience less frustration and more success.


Parent Child Coalitions

Parent Child Coalitions support existing community programs for families with young children and develop new initiatives that reflect each community's diversity and strengths. Coalition partners encourage a broad range of services and programming for young children and their families, based on the priorities of positive parenting, nutrition and physical health, literacy and learning, and community capacity.