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

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: March 1, April 5, May 3, June 7, later dates TBA.
Second Friday of the month Caregiver & Baby Group: Feb 9, March 8, April 12, May 10, June 14, later dates TBA.

Email for the Zoom link.

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The Healthy Start website is full of easy to prepare, healthy AND tasty recipes. Visit and pick out your favorites! There is also a section for dairy free, egg free and nut free recipes. Which is your favorite? #winnipegparent #trysomethingnew #winnipegparents #healthystart #winnipegpregnancy #winnipegmoms #winnipegdad #pregnancy #winnipegdads #pregnancynutrition #parenting #winnipegparentsupport #feedingyourfamily #foodtips #HappyNutritionMonth #trynewrecipes ... See MoreSee Less
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Did you know...Healthy Start dropins run all year long! There is no start or end date! We provide information about pregnancy and parenting, opportunities to share and meet others in your neighborhood and ALWAYS have yummy food to offer! Here are the dates for upcoming dropins! Have a look and come and join us if you are pregnant(including Dads!) or parenting(including in the reunification process). No pre-registration is needed! #pregnancy #parenting #winnipegparentsupport #winnipegpregnancy #breastfeeding #winnipegdad #breastfeedingmoms ... 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.


Mondays, 11 AM

Caregivers and their babies and preschoolers have a fun time learning new rhymes and songs. 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.