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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, click on the links below.

  • 211 Manitoba is a searchable online database of 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.
  • Manitoba Child Care Search – A search tool parents can use to help identify the child care options available to them.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.