Family Dynamics operates six neighbourhood family resource centres within subsidized housing developments throughout Winnipeg.
Our goal is to have empowered individuals living in healthy families within a well-connected, supportive community. Core programming at each centre may include:
- Community kitchens
- Family fun nights
- Public access computers
- Used clothing depots
- Breakfast clubs
- Youth programming
- Information, support and referral
Community Advisory Committees work in collaboration with staff and area stakeholders to develop programs that meet the unique needs identified by each community. Each family resource centre publishes a monthly newsletter that lists current events and programs. Manitoba Housing provides the space for these Family Resource Centres and has selected the participating communities. For more information contact the individual centre directly or download their most recent newsletter.
Plessis Community Family Resource Centre
1190 Plessis Road 204-777-1215 (January-2019-Newsletter)
Watch our video on “The Breakfast Club/Walking School Bus” program – a community response to school bus services being discontinued. Families residing in the Manitoba Housing complex came together to problem solve ways to get the children to school without the services of a public school bus. The result was the formation of the Breakfast Club/Walking School Bus.
Tuxedo Family Resource Centre
1-225 Doncaster Street 204-488-2133 (January-2019- Newsletter)
Westgrove Family Resource Centre
76-D Westgrove Way 204-832-3770 (December-2018-Newsletter)
Woodydell/St. Anne’s Family Resource Centre
Units 67 & 68 – 625 St. Anne’s Road 204-254-8581 (December-2018-Newsletter)
Elwick Village & Family Resource Centre
1417 Fife St. 204-632-5992 (January-2019-Newsletter)
Unit 22 – 394 Keenleyside 204-667-4086 (December-2018-Newsletter)
“ I find most times if it were not for the centre and it’s wonderful staff and services that my children would not always get to eat. The centre is valuable to this community and all the children in it. I am very grateful for their support and compassion. We’d be lost without it.” –anonymous client.
Read A Safe Place with Food: Research Summary to learn more about how this model of community development is making a difference for families and communities.
Who can attend the Family Resource Centres?
Everyone living in the six subsidized housing communities and surrounding areas.
There is no cost to families or youth for participating in these programs with the exception of Community Kitchen (participants take home a meal at minimal cost).
- Manitoba Family Services and Labour
- Manitoba Housing and Community Development
- United Way of Winnipeg
- Winnipeg Foundation