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

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. Virtual groups offer groups online and discuss topics related to pregnancy and parenting. Our come & go style groups in the community give you the opportunity to meet & talk with the staff one-on-one in person.  Please go to our drop-in calendar for groups in the community Drop in calendar.

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.

22 hours ago

Healthy Start
If you are new to Canada and pregnant or parenting a baby - please join us! We will be at Freight House Door #1 (200 Isabel Street) from 1:30 to 2:30 pm. A nurse, dietitian and outreach worker will be there to help you and answer questions. Interpreters may be available. ... See MoreSee Less
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24 hours ago

Healthy Start
Have you made bean burritos before? Join us today at 1:30 and watch as Cheryl prepares this quick and delicious meal or snack! She will also provide tips for folding tortillas! Email for the Zoom link! This group is also a great spot to ask your nutrition questions related to pregnancy, family health or infant nutrition! #supportingfamilies #foldingtortillatips #breastfeedingwinnipeg #winnipegparents #winnipegmoms #winnipegdad #winnipegpregnancy #beanburritos ... See MoreSee Less
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2 days ago

Healthy Start
2 great options to participate with Healthy Start today! Option #1 -if you live in the Wolseley or downtown area we have an in person gathering at St. Peter's Church(65 Walnut Street) with a nurse, dietitian and outreach worker to answer questions about your pregnancy or parenting concerns, provide information, or to say hello! Option #2 we are running our online pregnancy group with topics about food safety in pregnancy and unexpected events in pregnancy. Email for the Zoom link. #supportingfamilies #winnipegparents #winnipegparenting #winnipegpregnancy #breastfeedingwinnipeg #winnipegdad #seeyouinthecommunity #winnipegmoms #wolseley ... See MoreSee Less
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3 days ago

Healthy Start
Wiggle Giggle Munch is a 30 minute activity based online session for you and your child every Monday at 11am. It is an opportunity to connect with your child through play, learn new activities and have some fun! It is absolutely fine if your child only wants to participate for 10 minutes - you are welcome to stick around, watch the other activities and share these with your child at a later time. There is no fee or registration required. Just email for the Zoom link to join! #winnipegparents #supportingfamilies #winnipegdad #winnipegparent #winnipegparenting #activeplayforkids ... See MoreSee Less
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7 days ago

Healthy Start
What is happening for today? Every Thursday we host an online group about caring for a baby. The group starts at 1:30 and features a dietitian, nurse, and outreach worker who provide helpful information and answer questions. Would you rather talk to a nurse, dietitian or nurse in person? We have a gathering at Freight House Community Center(200 Isabel Street Door #1) with a nurse, dietitian and outreach workers too! Pop in anytime between 1:30 to 2:30 to chat, grab information, ask a question or get resources. #supportingfamilies #winnipegparent #winnipegpregnancy #winnipegmoms #breastfeedingwinnipeg #winnipegparents #winnipegdad #seeyouinthecommunity #freightshousecc ... See MoreSee Less
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Our Groups

Our virtual groups are hosted on Zoom.

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

Go to our Drop-in calendar for groups in the community.

We are here to answer your pregnancy and parenting questions. Please call us at 204-949-5350, or by email at

11:00 AM

Wiggle, Giggle & Munch

Caregivers and kids ages 1-4 have fun and burn off some energy during this literacy and active play group

1:30 PM

Pregnancy Group

Join an outreach worker, public health nurse and registered dietitian as they present pregnancy topics and answer your questions

1:30 PM

In the Kitchen with the Dietitian

Join a Healthy Start dietitian to learn about preparing food, feeding yourself and your baby

1:30 PM

Parent & Baby Group
(baby up to 1)

Join an outreach worker, public health nurse, and registered dietitian as they present various topics and answer your questions

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.