Parenting Support

Families Connecting groups from the Transcona (Tuesday afternoons) and Elmwood/Kildonan (Thursday afternoons) communities are happening online. These groups are for families of pregnant people or families parenting a baby under the age of one. These groups are a chance to connect with other families and the Public Health dietitians and/or nurses in your community. People from outside of those areas are also welcome.
An online prenatal group is running every second week on Wednesday evening throughout the summer. It is intended for people in later pregnancy. People from the River East, Elmwood and Kildonan communities are especially encouraged to attend, as these groups are supported by public health nurses from those communities.
Upcoming topics include: Infant feeding and care (August 19)
More prenatal workshops will be scheduled for September.
We are currently accepting registrations for a Coping with Change group, to discuss our mental health while parenting, starting Thursday, August 27, 10:30-11:30 and running September 3, 10, 17 and 24.
Outdoor groups! We are accepting registrations for outdoor groups in August the South Osborne and Osborne Village areas. Groups will be held in Osborne Village on Wednesday mornings, August 12 and 26; and in South Osborne Tuesday mornings, August 18 and September 1. A light snack, coupons for free milk (for those that are pregnant / with babies under 6 months) and bus tokens are provided. More details to follow.
To register for any of these groups, or for more information, please contact us at or 204-947-2422 ext. 113.
Contact the WHC Mother’s Program Warm Line for help finding resources or to chat with one of our parent support group facilitators. This service is for any parents or caregivers of young children, not just mothers. Call 204-947-2422 ext. 113 (leave a message and we’ll call you back) or email

Download our Maternal Health & Wellness program brochure here.

Having a baby – by birth or adoption – changes your life. Our Mothers Program offers a range of community-based services in Winnipeg to support parents through these changes. For more information on our parenting support services or to register for our workshops, please call the Mothers Program assistant at 204-947-2422 ext. 113.

Download our Maternal Health & Wellness Winter 2019/2020 poster here.

Drop-In Programming

No registration necessary!

Healthy Families

Moved to virtual programming.
For pregnant people & parents of children up to two years old.

Come meet other families, share your ideas on pregnancy, parents and life with kids. Childminding available.

Families Connecting

Contact us for details about virtual and outdoor programming.

For pregnant people & parents of children up to two years old.

Families Connecting groups are part of the Healthy Baby Community Support Programs that help pregnant people and new parents meet with other parents, families and health professionals. Healthy snacks, coupons for free milk, and bus tokens.

We are not offering childcare at outdoor family groups at this time. Please contact us for any details or concerns.



Registration is Required

Coping with Change

Running virtually on Thursdays, August 27 – September 24 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Now that baby is here, do you think you should be feeling happier than you do? Do you feel depressed, angry, lonely or that things aren’t how you thought they would be? You are not alone. Meet other parents and share experiences. Registration is required.

Interested in becoming a Coping with Change Facilitator?
Click here for more information on training.

Health Education Training
SHiFT and Coping with Change facilitator trainings will be happening online in the fall. Please call 204-947-2422 ext. 113 or email if you have any questions.