Manitoba Office Info

Youville Centre

33 Marion Street

Winnipeg, Manitoba  R2H 0S8

Contact: Carmen Paterson-Payne NPP Manitoba Provincial Coordinator

Email Carmen

Phone/Text (204) 231-3208

Fax (204) 233-1520

Click links on the right of this page to find parent groups.


REGISTER NOW for facilitator training CLICK BELOW:

Note our April Training has been postponed to the June dates.



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

New! FALL On line Parent Groups

ONLINE  (by CELL PHONE OR COMPUTER)  The following groups will be hosted by Mosaic – Newcomer Family Resource Network.  All are welcome!

Check out these 1 of these groups near you!


Tuesdays  AM   Oct 20-Dec 8      10-11 am ; 8 sessions

To register email Gabriela at


Thursday Evening    Oct 8- Nov 26   6-7 pm  ; 8 sessions

To register:   Please email Gabriela at



Winnipeg Groups

Starting Friday July 3rd            Space is limited

1:30 – 3:30 pm

Thrive Community Support Circle

#5 – 505 Sargent Ave (2nd floor)


Contact:  Dakotah or Trish at 204-775-9934 to register or 



Time: 12:30-2:30pm

All Nations Family Resource Centre
627 Erin Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Call 204-944-4100 to register





Dads night at Ecole Provencher ! 

Call Jacquie at 204-233-0222  for more information

Dads Groups

Thursdays starting September 24th

1:30 – 3:30 pm

Thrive Resource Centre
2nd floor, 505 Sargent Ave
Certificate, refreshments and bus tokens!
To sign up or for more details about this awesome program, please call the Resource Centre at 204 -772 -9091




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


Check out these 1 of these groups near you!


Tuesdays  AM   Oct 20-Dec 8      10-11 am ; 8 sessions


Thursday Evening    NPP        Oct 8- Nov 26   6-7 pm  ; 8 sessions

To register email Gabriela at


Selkirk, MB

Starting soon!  All welcome

Contact Kathy at Onashiwin Head Start


Steinbach, MB

January 29 2020 – March 16 2020

6:00 – 8:00 PM

Jake Epp Library

Steinbach, MB


Contact:  Komal 204-346-6609  or 

Eastman Immigrant Services

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.

Next Meeting:  Monday April 20th.  1:15 pm.  email for link to virtual meeting

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:

2020 Winnipeg Dates

April 14 – 17 2020 * note this has been postponed to June.


June 16, 17, 18 and 19 


Sept 29/30 & Oct 1/2  2020

Youville Centre 33 Marion st in Winnipeg


October 5, 6, 7 & 8 2020

Riverdale Health Centre in Rivers MB (WestMan area)


COST for 4 days:         $500


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:


NPP Facilitator Refresher days!

Thursday June 8th in Winnipeg


Webinar series April 21 and 28th

Click here for more information Refresher 2020


NPP Manitoba is the provincial representative for Dad Central Canada.

Check out Dad Central website:


New Father Tip Sheets! 



Dad Central Manitoba Newsletters:

Summer DCMB Newsletter 2017


Dad Central Manitoba Resources:

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


The following links and documents are some resources that you may share with families or use in the work you are doing with them regarding the pandemic.

If you have anything to share, please email me at  and I will add them here.

Stay safe and together we will get through this!    -Carmen-  NPP MB Provincial Coordinator


covid 19 books for young children


My Hero is You, Storybook for Children on COVID-19

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Collaboration Counselling and Health Services to Manitobans

2020-50 COVID 19 Resources to Keep Children Active and Engaged at Home

Covid-19 Guidelines for online NP and parenting groups FINAL

npp virutal group ideas

Access to NPP weekly video chat summaries and resources via dropbox

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