Healthy Start is a pregnancy and parent & baby program.


Pregnancy Group We welcome people who are pregnant to learn about having a baby in a comfortable, supportive environment. Parent &
Baby Group
We welcome parents with babies under age 1 to connect in an interactive and supportive learning environment.
Recipes Learn to prepare healthy meals for you and your family.


Parents & Babies





Welcome to Healthy Start

Healthy Start is a place where people who are pregnant and parents/caregivers with babies up to one year can learn how to give their babies a great start.

Our Program

Healthy Start runs drop-in groups in 10 Winnipeg neighbourhoods and provides practical supports to our participants. There is no cost to attend and no pre-registration is needed – you can just drop-in!

At each drop-in group you will find an outreach worker, dietitian and nurse to answer your questions.

When you come to Healthy Start you can expect:

A welcoming and inclusive space for all

Information related to pregnancy and parenting

Tasty food for you to eat

The opportunity to meet other people in your neighbourhood

Our Program

Please go to our drop-in calendar to find a group in your community Drop in calendar.

Please call us anytime at 204-949-5350, email us at or drop-into a group – no need to pre-register. Join us anytime. Everyone is welcome!

Our Groups

To join any group, please email
or call the office at 204-949-5350.

Go to our Drop-in calendar to find a group in your community
or print a calendar for easy reference.

Tuesdays, 1:30 PM

North End – Turtle Island, 510 King St.
Seven Oaks/Maples – Maples Community Centre, 434 Adsum Dr.
Wolseley area – St. Peter’s Church, 65 Walnut St.

Wednesdays, 1:30 PM

Newcomer to Canada (with interpreters*) – Freight House, 200 Isabel St., Door #1
North End – St. John’s Leisure Centre, 601 Aikins St.
North End – Hope Centre, 240 Powers St.

*please call our office at 204-949-5350 to arrange interpreting

Thursdays, 1:30 PM

South End – Trinity United Church, 933 Summerside Ave.
Downtown – Magnus Eliason Rec Centre, 430 Langside Ave.
Downtown – Freight House, 200 Isabel St., Door #1

Fridays, 10:00 AM

NEW – St. Boniface – Access St. Boniface, 170 Goulet

Virtual Friday

Fridays, 1:30 PM

A friendly place to ask questions about pregnancy, baby & parenting information. Includes a dietitian, nurse, and outreach staff. Food coupons only available at groups in the community, not online groups.

First Friday of the month Pregnancy Group: October 6, November 3, December 1 and dates in 2024 TBA
Second Friday of the month Caregiver & Baby Group: October 13, November 10, December 8 and dates in 2024 TBA

Email for the Zoom link.

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Have you ever started to prepare a recipe only to find out you are missing an ingredient? Take a look at the ingredient substitution list for ideas on alternatives. I once used a ripe banana in replacement of an egg when making hamburgers. Worked out perfectly and could not taste the banana! Do you have a substitution that has worked well in a recipe for you?#foodsubstitutions #cooking #winnipegparenting #winnipegmom #parentsupport #pregnancy #winnipegpregnancy #breastfeeding #winnipeghavingababy #winnipegparentingsupport #winnipegmomordad #winnipegdad ... See MoreSee Less
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Join WCWRC for a Fall Equinox Drum Feast and Sacred Fire on Thursday, September 21, from 5-7 pm in the Community Garden at 448 McGee St.An Equinox Feast will be served to people of all genders, and handbills and tobacco offerings will be provided. Community drums will be feasted, and a Pipe Ceremony will take place. For more information, contact Jojo at ... See MoreSee Less
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Taking care of yourself if very important. What do you do? If you need more ideas - join us at a Healthy Start dropin group. You do not need to register - just come to see us. Find a location near you on our website at Many participants of Healthy Start have shared that attending Healthy Start is how they take care of themselves. We will have food waiting for you, an inviting space, and an opportunity to participate in discussions or just listen. #winnipegparentsupport #pregnancy #winnipegpregnancy #winnipegmom #winnipegparenting #winnipegparentingsupport #breastfeeding #breastfeedingsupport #winnipegdad #parentsupport #winnipegmomordad ... See MoreSee Less
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One of the best reasons to attend a Healthy Start dropin group is to share ideas. You can share your own tips or learn from others! One of my favorite topics is about finger foods. Healthy Start participants always have great suggestions and ideas! What is your baby's favorite finger food? Join us at a pregnancy or parent and baby dropin group to share and learn tips! Find a location near you by visiting our website at #fingerfoods #sharingideas #healthystart #feedingyourbabywinnipeg #infantfeedingwinnipeg #parentingsupportwinnipeg ... See MoreSee Less
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To donate to Healthy Start

Canada Helps

To donate by cheque, please make cheque payable to Healthy Start for Mom & Me our address: 310-421 Mulvey Avenue East Winnipeg, MB R3L 0R6. A charitable tax receipt will be issued.

PRESCHOOL GROUP – WIGGLE & GIGGLES ON-LINE NO GROUP over summer, resumes Monday, September 11th

Caregivers and kids ages 1-4 have fun and burn off some energy during this literacy and active play group. This group takes places on-line, please email for the Zoom link.

Take a Tour of a Healthy Start Group

At each drop-in group you will find an outreach worker, dietitian and public health nurse to answer your questions. We discuss topics related to pregnancy and parenting, offer tasty food and give you a chance to meet other people in your neighbourhood.

We hope you’ll join us in a community near you!

What Parents are Saying about Healthy Start

“The group creates a sense of belonging and a safe space for asking questions.” – program participant

“I love Healthy Start because it gives you knowledge, and when you have knowledge, it takes the fear away.” – program participant

Find out how families just like yours have benefited from our groups.

We would like to acknowledge that we are in Treaty 1 territory and that the land on which we gather is the traditional territory of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene Peoples, and on the homeland of the Red River Métis Nation. We also acknowledge Shoal Lake First Nation #40 on Treaty #3 territory for the water we use.

We thank all Indigenous peoples across Turtle Island, offering gratitude for the sacred gifts the water and land give us to feed and nurture our children and ourselves.

We acknowledge the harms and mistakes of the past. Healthy Start is committed to reconciliation by honouring, listening and learning from Indigenous peoples and by working in partnership to build a healthy future for all children and families.