Healthy Start is a pregnancy and parent & baby program.

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Pregnancy Group We welcome people who are pregnant to learn about having a baby in a comfortable, supportive environment. Parent &
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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.
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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

Our Program

Our program provides acceptance, information and other practical supports in 9 Winnipeg neighbourhoods. At each 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.  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.

What Parents are Saying about Healthy Start

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

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

6 hours ago

Healthy Start
Wiggle Giggle and Munch starts at 11 am today(Monday!). We meet online and spend 30 minutes singing, moving, and learning new skills. This is a great option to keep your child active in the comfort of your home and is FREE! Join us today by emailing tech@hsmm.ca for the Zoom link. We also have FREE cookbooks for simple snack ideas for preschoolers! If you join the online group - let us know you are interested in the cookbook and we can send it to you! #Parenting #winnipegparent #winnipegdad #winnipegmoms #activitiesforkids #activitiesforpreschoolers #activitiesfortoddler #activeplayforkids #activitiesfromhome #wigglegigglemunch #supportingthecommunity ... See MoreSee Less
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3 days ago

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Have you been exposed to lead? If you have concerns- go to Health Links — Info Santé at 204-788-8200 or toll-free at 1-888-315-9257 or visit www.manitoba.ca/health/publichealth/environmentalhealth/lead/ to learn how to keep you and your family safe. #supportingthecommunity #LeadExposure #keepingyourfamilysafe #manitobahealth ... See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

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Healthy Start offers pregnancy dropins in the afternoon on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. For an evening pregnancy dropin check out Ode’imin at 603 St. Mary’s Road on Tuesdays starting Feb. 7.Prenatal Dropin at Ode’imin! No registration required.Join us to discuss topics including life changes, strategies for comfort, wellness and managing stress, and finding resources for pregnancy, labour, birth and postpartum care. Join us Tuesday, February 7 from 6:30-8:00 PM at Ode’imin (603 St. Mary’s Road). ... 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.

Our Groups

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

Go to our Drop-in calendar to find a group in your community.

Mondays
11:00 AM

Wiggle, Giggle & Munch-online group

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 tech@hsmm.ca for the Zoom link.

Tuesdays
1:30 PM

Groups in the community

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

Groups in the community

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

Groups in the community

South End – Trinity United Church, 933 Summerside Ave.

Downtown – Magnus Eliason Rec Centre, 430 Langside Ave.

Downtown – Freight House, 200 Isabel St., Door #1

Virtual Friday

Fridays
1:30 PM

Pregnancy & parenting on-line groups

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: Dec 2, Feb 3, Mar 3, April 7, May 5, June 2 – ongoing dates TBA

Second Friday of the month Caregiver & baby group: Dec 9, Jan 13, Feb 10, Mar 10, April 14, May 12, June 9 – ongoing dates TBA

Email tech@hsmm.ca for the Zoom link.

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 Métis Nation. http://www.trcm.ca