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Newborns - Health and Well-being

As a new parent the health and well-being of your child is paramount, and the most current information will help you keep your child healthy. If your child has a disability, there are many supports available. Public health nurses, doctors, other health care providers and community health organizations are also available to help new parents. More detailed information:

baby eye exam

CPR: Baby

St. John Ambulance First Aid Programs & Courses

Seasonal Flu: Get the shot, not the flu! – For this year, the annual seasonal flu shot is available to all Manitobans at no charge and is available from family doctors and public health nurses. It will offer protection against three seasonal flu strains.

If you or someone you know needs help meeting basic personal and family needs, including food and nutritional needs, you can apply for Employment and Income Assistance benefits at Employment and Income Assistance (EIA) Program Information.

Many communities also operate food banks, How to Get Food: Winnipeg Harvest, and seasonal programs such as the Winnipeg Christmas Cheer Board: Applications for Hampers. In the cooler months, the United Way operates a program called Koats for Kids, collecting and distributing new and gently used winter outerwear free of charge to Winnipeg children and their families.

Manitoba Hydro also offers some help for lower income individuals and families. Neighbours Helping Neighbours is an energy assistance program that provides low income individuals, families and seniors who are unable to pay their energy bill due to personal hardship or crisis with referrals to community support services and one-time emergency funding to assist with energy bills. The Power Smart Affordable Energy Program helps families with limited incomes make energy efficient upgrades.