Please read our statement regarding WHC & COVID-19

Parenting Support

All workshops and groups are suspended until further notice. Please read our statement regarding WHC and COVID-19 here.


The WHC Mothers Program Warm Line is a place for parents or caregivers of young children to call or email and get questions answered – hear about what resources might be available to them and to talk to the friendly and compassionate folks that they usually get to meet in person at our parent groups.
Due to social distancing, we won’t usually be answering the phone directly, but if you leave a message, you will get a call back. You can call 204-947-2422 ext 113 or email to get in touch. You can suggest the best times for us to call you back and we will try to call then.
The service is already active – call today or whenever you have a minute to yourself!

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

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

Wednesdays | 10 – 11:30am
Birth Centre | 603 St. Mary’s Rd.

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

Families Connecting (Cancelled until further notice)

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

Note: The Lord Roberts and Transcona groups will not be held on January 21st, 2020.

Tuesdays | 9:45 – 11:45am
Lord Roberts – 725 Kylemore Ave.

Tuesdays | 1 – 3pm
Transcona – 200 Yale Ave. W

Wednesdays | 9:45 – 11:45am
Osborne – 40 Mayfair Pl.

Wednesdays | 5 – 7pm
River East – 975 Henderson Hwy
*This group has a prenatal focus.

Thursdays | 9:45 – 11:45am
Seven Oaks – 1588 Main St.

Thursdays | 1:15 – 3:15pm
East Kildonan – 1011 Munroe Ave.

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, bus tokens and childcare for older children are also available.


Registration is Required

Handle with Care

For parents & caregivers of children 2-5 years old

Mondays, February 24th – March 23rd | 5:30 – 7:30pm
Birth Centre | 603 St. Mary’s Rd. (Cancelled until further notice)

This workshop uses activities, games and discussions that support the social and emotion well-being of your child. It supports you in helping your child form healthy relationships with others, building their self-esteem, and expressing emotions. Childminding and a light supper will be provided. Registration is required.

Coping with Change

Mondays, January 13th – February 10th | 1:30 – 3pm
Birth Centre | 603 St. Mary’s Rd.

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.

Comfort Measures for Labour and Birth

For later pregnancy (6 months and over)

Thursday, January 16th | 6 – 8pm
Birth Centre | 603 St. Mary’s Rd.

These workshops are recommended for people who are more than 24 weeks/6 months pregnancy. Support people are welcome to attend. We will learn about what happens during labour and birth as well as practicing comfort measures for coping with labour. Registration is required.