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 June 2021 – Virtual!

CLICK BELOW both forms:


Fac pre training survey onlineJUNE2021

Fac trng application onlineJUNE2021

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! On line Parent Groups

Elwick Village Resource Centre is excited to be offering a FREE 4 week parenting program, “Nobody’s Perfect”, for caregivers of children from birth – 6 years of age.  The program will be offered virtually via ZOOM on Tuesdays from 1 PM – 3PM beginning January 19 and continuing for 4 weeks until February 9, 2021.

  • Space is limited and registration is required
  • Participants must be able to pick up  their participant package / supplies the week of January 11 – 15                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           to register:

1417 Fife Street

Winnipeg Groups

Thrive Community Support Circle

#5 – 505 Sargent Ave (2nd floor)


Contact:  for more information 204-775-9934


All Nations Family Resource Centre
627 Erin Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Call 204-944-4100 to register





Dads Groups

Thrive Resource Centre

2nd floor, 505 Sargent Ave
Certificate, refreshments
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


To register email Gabriela at


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:

2021 Winnipeg Dates


On-line 4.5 days:

June 2 (pm only)  3, 4, 7 & 8  full days


April 21st PM only, 22nd & 23rd plus the 29th  & 30 th full days.  THIS SESSION IS FULL


COST for 4.5 days:         $500


Register Now!  Space is limited  Download both forms!

Fac trng application onlineJUNE2021

Fac pre training survey onlineJUNE2021









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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