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.


Facilitator training  for June 2021 – is full! 

REGISTER NOW for our September virtual training! 

Download both forms:

Fac trng application onlineSEPT2021

Fac pre training survey onlineSEPT2021



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

Zoom Groups

Wednesday, starting May 26

10:30 – 11:30 AM

on zoom

Sponsor agency: Assiniboine North Parent Child Coalition

to register contact Antoinette  204-764-4232 or 

Zoom Group

Elspeth Reid Family Resource Centre

 Thursdays, April 15th to May 27th   1:30 – 3:00 

contact Darla at front desk:  204-726-6280

or email Tammy at




Thrive Community Support Circle

#5 – 505 Sargent Ave (2nd floor)


Contact:  for more information 204-775-9934




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



Dad’s Matter group starting May 5 6:00-7:30 on Zoom.  This group will be 4 sessions ending on May 26, participants can register through our website.


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  

or call 204-774-7311


Tuesdays         1:30 – 3:30 pm

April 27 to May 25


Wednesdays         5:00 – 6:30 pm

April 21 – May 26


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   THIS SESSION IS FULL

September 29th PM only, Sept 30th, Oct 1st,  4th & 5th full days.


COST for 4.5 days:         $500


Register Now!  Space is limited  Download both forms!

Fac pre training survey onlineSEPT2021

Fac trng application onlineSEPT2021









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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