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.



February 9, 10, 11, 14 & 15 2022



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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

(group information is posted as they are submitted to the provincial coordinator – check out the ones that will best fit you!) 

Mondays: November 1 – December 20           

at 1:00 over Zoom or 7:30 in Person at our center.

Family Resource Centre

234 Princess Avenue

Portage la Prairie

call for more info: 204-595-5005

Wolseley Family Place

Starting in September Tuesdays 1:oo pm – 3:30 pm 
202-222 Furby Street
Winnipeg, MB, R3C 2A7

To register or for more information Phone: 204-560-3141

Thrive Community Support Circle

Nobody ’s Perfect program will be starting again soon. If you or anyone you know is interested, details can be found on our Facebook page and our website once they are available.

Or call Thrive Resource Centre: 204.775.9934

Steinbach Family Resource Centre

A 6 week series that helps you strengthen positive parenting skills.

-Discuss real-life parenting solutions. -Share parenting questions, concerns and ideas. -Discover positive ways of parenting

Sign up required. A certificate is gained on completion.

Contact us to inquire about the next session.

Email:  or  call  204-346-0413

Childcare is provided.

Elspeth Reid Family Resource Centre

Nobody’s Perfect In person group for parents of children ages 0 – 6 years.

October 28th – December 16th, 1:30- 3:15 pm. 

Childcare and transportation provided.

Contact 204-726-6454

Brandon, Mb

Saturday mornings!  In person, includes breakfast!

October 23 – November 20th

10:00 am to Noon

Breakfast included @ 9:15 am

Women’s Health Clinic

603 St. Mary’s Road


Contact: Family and Community Programs @  or  204-947-2422  ext 113

Starting October 5 to November 30th         evening group

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

North Point Douglas Women’s Centre

To register or more info contact Jess at   or  2204-947-0321   ex 106

October 19 to November 23rd   on zoom 6 sessions

Tuesdays  1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Mosaic Newcomer Network

To register contact: Gabriela


(click on arrow links below too for more groups )

Dads Groups

Thrive Community Resource Circle

Well do we have some exciting news!!! Thrive has announced that their Men’s Program will be starting in September!!!

Centered around the four aspects of the Medicine Wheel and the Seven Teachings we welcome our Men’s Program this September 24th. Facilitated by Todd Dechateauvert, each Friday discussions deal with recovery, domestic violence, anger management, healthy relationships and more.

To register in advance please call 204-772-9091

There’s a Dad For That

Steinbach Family Resource Centre

A 6 week series offered to fathers that aims to strengthen their positive parenting skills. The There’s a Dad For That series offers the chance to:

-Discuss parenting questions, concerns and ideas -Share and discover positive ways of parenting -Chat about real-life parenting solutions with other dads

Sign up required.  Contact us to inquire about the next session.

Email:  or  call  204-346-0413

Childcare is provided.

Dads Matter

Online group to start on Wednesday October 6th from 6pm-7:30

participants can register at

South Winnipeg Family Information Centre

Zoom Groups

October 19 to November 23rd   on zoom 6 sessions

Mosaic Newcomer Family Resource Network

Tuesdays  1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

To register contact: Gabriela

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

October 19 to November 23rd   on zoom 6 sessions

Tuesdays  1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

To register contact: Gabriela

To register for the summer group on zoom email Gabriela at  




My Tween and Me Groups for families with children 7 to 12 years of age

Check this link to access My Tween and Me Groups all across Manitoba!

With new challenges ahead, learn how to build lasting connections with your pre-teen in a safe and supportive group!
My Tween and Me is a facilitated program that provides parents and their tweens with the knowledge, tools and support they need during the child’s transition to adolescence. This program will help you build a positive relationship with your tween, that will help them make safe, healthy choices now and during their teen years.

My Tween And Me is for both parents and tweens together, but will also help you to discover your own skills and strengths as a parent while tweens connect with a mentor!

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:

2022 Dates

February 9, 10, 11 14 & 15  (on zoom)


April 26, 27, 28 and 29  (in person @ Youville Centre 33 Marion St Wpg)


October 25, 26, 27 and 28 (in person @ Youville Centre 33 Marion St Wpg)


November 30, Dec 1, 2, 5 & 6  (on zoom)

COST for 4.5 days:         $500


Register Now!  Space is limited  










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 News


July 2021-   NPP Manitoba Facilitators:

Please see a Letter of Thanks to NPP Partners_EN from Vice President, Candice St.Aubin (Vice President, Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Branch, Public Health Agency of Canada),  acknowledging and thanking you all for the incredible work you have done over this past year to continue delivering the Nobody’s Perfect parenting program through barriers, challenges and a time of change.  They appreciate your contributions to supporting and implementing the NPP every year, but this was a particularly challenging year, and a year where the NPP program was perhaps needed more than ever.


NPP Resources

New! Father Tip Sheets All Eng

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

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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