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.



May 7, 8, 9 & 10 2024 in person @ Youville Centre in Winnipeg ($550)

June 5 (pm only), 6, 7, & 10, 11 2024 on zoom ($650)

Register here


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

Remember that child minding and snacks are always provided! 

Contact the organizations directly.  See list below. 

Parent Groups

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

In person groups


St Vital! Food, child care and bus tickets provided!

Monday Evenings
February 5- March 18
5:30 – 7:30
1111 Dakota St.

Register with  Marti Mussell 

Moms, Dads and all care givers  are welcome!


Join other parents with care experience to share your experiences, knowledge, and interests and to build on your parenting skills.
We will be meeting weekly on

January 25th-February 29th

Dinner will be provided.
Location: 61 Juno Street

For registration and more information please contact 

Nobody’s Perfect_Information Poster


In person Nobody’s Perfect Parenting group

Dates to be announced

All Nations Family Resource Centre & Snowbird Lodge Cultural Centre

627 Erin Street


Phone: 204-944-4100

Thrive Community Support Circle

Nobody’s Perfect: It’s no secret that every parent wants their child to be happy, healthy and safe. But it’s easy to forget that none of us come fully prepared for the job. Families are complex and full of challenges, especially for young parents, single parents or parents who find themselves isolated socially, geographically or linguistically. Our Nobody’s Perfect Parenting Program provides parents and caregivers of children from birth to age 6 with:

A safe place to build on their parenting skills
An opportunity to learn new skills and concepts
A place to interact with other parents who have children the same age.

Dates: starting soon

Tuesday afternoons Time: 1:30 am to 3:30 pm

For information please call 204.772.9091 and ask for Jess


(click on arrow links below too for more groups )

Dads Groups




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.

(for fathers, grandfathers and caregivers) 

Join us for a live, interactive meeting on Zoom to connect with other parents and discuss parenting challenges and fatherhood. There will be a focus on “Things Dads Do,” the importance of fathers, and ways to have fun with your child at their different ages and stages.

Starting soon!

participants can register at

South Winnipeg Family Information Centre


Zoom Groups

Check back soon!


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

Rhymes and songs in English and your language; time to talk about being a parent in Canada.

  • MEET with other parents of young children from 0-5 y/o
  • SHARE questions, concerns and ideas about being a parent
  • LEARN about child development, safety, health and behavior
  • EXPLORE positive ways of parenting


e-mail: /



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

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:         $600 virtual,  $500 in person

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 Chats 2023

To register,  email


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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