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.
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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.

13 hours ago

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Join Giving Tuesday! The world's largest generosity movement. Everyone has something to give and every act of generosity counts. Please consider supporting Healthy Start. #localcharitysupport #workingtogether #supportingthecommunity #givingtuesday2022 #gratitudepost ... See MoreSee Less
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1 day ago

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Come and visit us if you are pregnant or have a baby under 12 months or in the process of reunifying with your baby! Please share this post! Find out more about Healthy Start at www.hsmm.ca #winnipegbreastfeeding #breastfeedingmoms #winnipegdad #shareparentinginfo #winnipegmoms #winnipegparent #winnipegmom #winnipegparents #winnipegpregnancy ... See MoreSee Less
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2 days ago

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Join us today at Wiggle Giggle and Munch! This FREE online groups starts at 11am and runs for 30 minutes. We encourage parents and their kids to participate in active songs, rhymes and games! You are welcome to leave your camera on or off - we are just happy you join us! Email tech@hsmm.ca for the Zoom link. #wigglegigglemunch #activekids #parentingpreschoolers #winnipegparents #activitiesfromhome #winnipegmom #winnipegdad ... See MoreSee Less
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5 days ago

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Lettuce has become very expensive at the grocery store so why not try cabbage in a salad instead! Take a look at how quick and easy to prepare the coleslaw and dressing. If you attended a dropin this week or plan to go next week - we are giving away a free bag of carrots to take home - these are a tasty addition to coleslaw. What other foods do you like to add? I usually add an apple for some sweetness! So many possibilities! #coleslaw #cabbageischeap #eatingwellinpregnancy #winnipegpregnancy #winnipegparents #winnipegmoms #winnipegdads ... See MoreSee Less
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6 days ago

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We love to hear from current and past participants! Share your thoughts on the most challenging parts of pregnancy and/or parenting in the comments. Sometimes we feel like we are the only ones dealing with issues and it is amazing to realize we are not alone. One of my biggest challenges as a new parent was learning to manage on little sleep. In the end - my friend taught me to nap while the baby napped! Seems simple but when you are functioning on little sleep - solutions are hard to find! #shareyourthoughts #winnipegpregnancy #winnipegparent #Challenges #youarenotalone #winnipegbreastfeeding #winnipegmom #winnipegdad ... 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.

December Donation Appeal

Donation appeal letter

Donation form

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