Manitoba Office Info

Youville Centre

33 Marion Street

Winnipeg, Manitoba

R2H 0S8

Contact: Carmen Paterson-Payne NPP Manitoba Provincial Coordinator

Email Carmen

Phone (204) 231-3208 Fax (204) 233-1520


Facilitator Training Information

Parent Groups are offered for free at various family centres, parent child coalitions and other organizations throughout the province of Manitoba.

Remember that child minding and snacks are always provided!

Parent Groups

Winnipeg Groups

Thursdays September 20– October 18



LL-691 Wolseley Ave

Nobody’s Perfect is a parenting support group for parents of pre-school aged children.  Using a sharing circle format parents get together to talk about the stresses of parenting, children’s health, behavioural issues and how to encourage learning.

Child care is available on site.  Please let us know at time of registration if you will need a spot for your child in the Playroom.

Please call 204-788-8055 or email to register.



Wednesdays starting October 10 – November 14th

1:00 – 3:00 pm

Hastings Family Centre

50 Hastings Blvd

Info:  204-253-1371




Wednesdays October 17- November 21

9:30-11:30 am

Location: Family Dynamics, 393 Portage Ave, 4th Floor Portage Place Mall

Contact: Ainsley (204)470-9327





All Nations Family Resource Centre

1008 Wall St

Contact: Sharan 204-944-4465   or

FRENCH Dads Groups


October 18 to November 22 2018

5:00 to 7:00 pm

CPEF – St Joachim

29 bale    Normandeau

contact:  Melanie 204-392-9189  or email

Dads Groups


Nobody’s Perfect—Father/Father-Figures Group*

Fathers, grandfathers and father figures will meet and have the opportunity to share ideas about parenting and discuss real-life parenting situations. Participants
will learn about child development discipline, safety, heath, behaviour and being a good role-model. A healthy snack will be enjoyed by all.  Childcare will be provided. All children
requiring care must be registered in advance.


Mondays, Sept. 17–Oct. 29
6–7:30 p.m.
Bernie Wolfe Community School
95 Bournais Dr.
Cancelled Oct. 8

Contact: Kelly Martino at 204-669-4043 or 204-223-0564

Kelly River East Transcona School Division


DADS GROUP in Portage

Thursdays September 27 – November 15

7:00 – 8:30 pm

Portage Learning and Literacy Centre

110 Saskatchewan Ave W

Portage La Prairie, MB

To register contact:  Miriam 204-857-6304 ex 229




Dads groups coming soon in Winnipeg!

The following places are making plans for the fall.  Yes, the contact people are women, but the groups will have a male facilitator when possible.

For more information, contact any of the following

Maryanne   Family Dynamics Family Resource Centre

Jess  North Point Douglas Women’s Centre

Cathy Little Red Spirit Head Start

Melinda Mosaic Newcomer Network

Trish  South Winnipeg Information Centre

Winnipeg Groups for Newcomers

All Mosaic family programs are specially designed to meet the needs of newcomer participants. We offer language and cultural support, and quality child care. All of our programs are free. The program aims to encourage sharing and learning together. Participants also get to meet with newcomer parents and talk about being a parent in Canada. This is also a way for each parents to practice their English language skills through conversation circles. To register for either group below, contact  Mosaic Newcomer Family Resource Network Phone: (204) 774-7311 Email:


Mondays – February 5 to March 12 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Sister MacNamara School

460 Sargent Ave

Language support in Arabic

To register:  or Phone: 204-774-7311 More information:



Thursdays February 1 to March 8

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Grand Mosque 2445 Waverley St

Language support in Arabic

To register:  or Phone: 204-774-7311

More information:



Thursdays February 15 – March 22

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Heritage Park

1 Braintree Cres

Language support in Arabic

To register:  or Phone: 204-774-7311

More information:

Sioux Valley MB

July 24, 25, 26, 31 and August 1, 2

1:00 – 3:00 pm

Sioux Valley Head Start Building

contact: Rhonda at

call 204-855-2358

text 204-741-0172

Pine Falls, MB

Starting soon at Sagkeeng Health!!

Contact Darian or Tamara   204-367-9990

Portage La Prairie, MB

DADS GROUP facilitated by Troy

Wednesdays September 26 – November 14

7:00 – 8:30 pm

Portage Learning and Literacy Centre

110 Saskatchewan Ave W

Portage La Prairie

To register contact:  Miriam 204-857-6304 ex 229


Steinbach, MB

Starting May 25th

1:00 pm

Steinbach Family Resource Centre

101 North Front Drive

Steinbach, MB

To register contact:  Maggie   204-346-0413 

About Nobody’s Perfect Manitoba

NPP Manitoba is funded by Healthy Child Manitoba.

Provincial coordination of Nobody’s Perfect is the responsibility of a part-time coordinator with support and guidance from a Steering Committee. (Terms of Reference). The Steering committee meets 5 times a year usually in September, November, February, April and June. If you would like to attend a meeting or become involved, please contact the Coordinator.

We’d love to have you! Next meeting: September 24th 2018 at 1:30 pm at Youville Centre 33 Marion Street. Winnipeg, MB

All are welcome!

Youville Centre Inc. administers the Provincial office at the Diabetes Education site at 33 Marion Street in Winnipeg. The Coordinator sits on Youville’s Family Health Team.

The Nobody’s Perfect facilitator training is for those with some previous experience and/or education in facilitating groups, in child development and working with families. Applicants should be comfortable with the basic principles of adult education, currently employed with a family support organization and should be passionate about supporting families who may be facing life’s challenging circumstances.

Facilitator Training Information:

2018 NPP facilitator Training info w brochure

NPPFacilitator-Training-2018 2019-applicationsurvey

2018 Dates:


October 23, 24, 25 & 26  2018

April 23, 24, 25 & 26 2019

Youville Centre 33 Marion st in Winnipeg

COST:         $450

(includes parent kit, facilitator guide and snacks)

Register now!







NPP Manitoba Facilitator Forms

*Facilitators, please sign into the facilitator only portal and join our national database!  Email me for the password at 


New information to help you understand how to report on your parent groups and obtain your facilitator certificate.

click here


NPP Manitoba Facilitator Upcoming Professional Development:

2018 npp pd daysupdated  (click here for more info)



Thursday November 13th              NPP REFRESHER DAY – Winnipeg 9am – 4pm

Thursday November 15th               WEBINAR NPP Refresher Part 1   noon to 2pm

Wednesday November 21st             WEBINAR NPP Refresher Part 2 noon to 2 pm




NPP Manitoba is the provincial representative for Dad Central Canada.

Check out Dad Central website:



Dad Central Manitoba Newsletters:

Summer DCMB Newsletter 2017


Dad Central Manitoba Resources:

did you know father focused poster series from Super Dads=Super Kids

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