Programs, Supports and Strategies

The Province of Manitoba, with its community partners, has developed a continuum of supports and strategies for children, youth and families. Choose from the age groups below to learn more. Program descriptions will appear below. Or browse through Programs and Supports on the left

 

  • Pregnancy
  • Birth to 3
    years
  • 3 to 6
    years
  • 6 to 12
    years
  • 13 to 18
    years

Pregnancy


Pregnancy
The Early Childhood Development section describes the investments made to support families and communities in helping children get the best possible start in life.

Parent Child Coalitions bring resources together through community organizations across the province to support parenting, improve children's nutrition and literacy, and build capacity for helping families in their own communities.

The Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Strategy helps with the prevention of alcohol use during pregnancy and intervention, care and support of individuals living with FASD.

Families First offers home visiting supports to families with children, from pregnancy to school entry.

The Healthy Baby Prenatal Benefit is a monthly cheque available to income-eligible women to help with eating well during pregnancy.

Healthy Baby Community Support Programs offer social support and informal learning opportunities to encourage early, regular prenatal care and promote healthy infant development.

Birth to 3 years



Birth to 3The Early Childhood Development section describes the investments made to support families and communities in helping children get the best possible start in life.

Parent Child Coalitions bring resources together through community organizations across the province to support parenting, improve children's nutrition and literacy, and build capacity for helping families in their own communities.

The Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Strategy helps with the prevention of alcohol use during pregnancy and intervention, care and support of individuals living with FASD.

Healthy Baby Community Support Programs offer social support and informal learning opportunities to encourage early, regular prenatal care and promote healthy infant development.

Families First offers home visiting supports to families with children, from pregnancy to school entry.

The Triple P - Positive Parenting Program promotes positive, caring relationships between parents and their children and helps parents learn effective management strategies for dealing with a variety of childhood developmental and behavioural issues.

Child Day Care coordinates and oversees accessible, high-quality child care for children from 12 weeks to 12 years of age.

Children's Disability Services (formerly known as the Children’s Special Services Program) provides services and supports to birth, adoptive or extended families raising children with developmental and/or physical disabilities. The Children with Disabilities Program supports licensed child care facilities and homes to include children with disabilities.

Education and Youth's Early Childhood Development Initiative assists school divisions/districts in providing services for pre-schoolers (birth to 5 years of age) to increase readiness for school.

3 to 6 years


3 to 6

The Early Childhood Development section describes the investments made to support families and communities in helping children get the best possible start in life.

Parent Child Coalitions bring resources together through community organizations across the province to support parenting, improve children's nutrition and literacy, and build capacity for helping families in their own communities.

The Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Strategy helps with the prevention of alcohol use during pregnancy and intervention, care and support of individuals living with FASD.

Families First offers home visiting supports to families with children, from pregnancy to school entry.

The Triple P - Positive Parenting Program promotes positive, caring relationships between parents and their children and helps parents learn effective management strategies for dealing with a variety of childhood developmental and behavioural issues.

Child Day Care coordinates and oversees accessible, high-quality child care for children from 12 weeks to 12 years of age.

Children's Disability Services (formerly known as the Children’s Special Services Program) provides services and supports to birth, adoptive or extended families raising children with developmental and/or physical disabilities. The Children with Disabilities Program supports licensed child care facilities and homes to include children with disabilities.

Education and Youth's Early Childhood Development Initiative assists school divisions/districts in providing services for pre-schoolers (birth to 5 years of age) to increase readiness for school.

PAX teaches students autonomous self-control and self-management through collaborating with others for peace, productivity, health & happiness. PAX is an evidence-based, childhood mental health promotion strategy which combines the science from PeaceBuilders, Good Behavior Game & other studies.

Seeds of Empathy is an extension of the Roots of Empathy program for three-to-five year olds that is designed to foster social and emotional competence and early literacy skills and attitudes.

6 to 12 years


6 to 12

Roots of Empathy is an evidence-based, bilingual, universal classroom based program for students from kindergarten to Grade 8 which focuses on building capacity of the next generation for caring and compassionate citizenship and parenting.

Mentoring Programs help to promote healthy lifestyle choices and self-esteem by building positive attachments to a trusted person.

Community School Investigators (CSI) Summer Learning Enrichment Program (SLEP) is a school-based summer day camp for children in grades one to six that aims to prevent summer learning loss and improve opportunities for children in the summer months.

COACH is a 24-hour wrap around program for children with extreme behavioural, emotional, social and academic issues.

Community Schools are able to provide gathering places where adults and children can come together for educational, social, cultural and recreational activities.

Healthy Schools focuses on the development of health promoting strategies for school communities using the principles of comprehensive school health and includes community-based activities, targeted provincial activities, provincial resource development, and other related activities.

Healthy Buddies (pilot) is a peer mentoring initiative that pairs younger students with older students who teach younger students about nutrition, physical activity, and positive self-image.

The Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Strategy helps with the prevention of alcohol use during pregnancy and intervention, care and support of individuals living with FASD.

The Triple P - Positive Parenting Program promotes positive, caring relationships between parents and their children and helps parents learn effective management strategies for dealing with a variety of childhood developmental and behavioural issues.

Child Day Care coordinates and oversees accessible, high-quality child care for children from 12 weeks to 12 years of age.

Children's Disability Services (formerly known as the Children’s Special Services Program) provides services and supports to birth, adoptive or extended families raising children with developmental and/or physical disabilities. The Children with Disabilities Program supports licensed child care facilities and homes to include children with disabilities.

13 to 18 years


13 to 18

Healthy Schools focuses on the development of health promoting strategies for school communities using the principles of comprehensive school health and includes community-based activities, targeted provincial activities, provincial resource development, and other related activities.

Teen Talk offers a continuum of reproductive health, mental health, sexuality, substance use and anti-violence education to youth, in and out of school and throughout the Province.

Teen Clinics improve access to primary care by providing young people with health services, opportunities to learn about the health issues that concern them, and information on health and well being.

Think Again Media Campaign a province-wide, teen pregnancy prevention media campaign.

Adolescent Parent Interagency Network (APIN) is a network of agencies and professionals in Manitoba who meet monthly with the goal of ensuring high quality service to pregnant and parenting adolescents.

The Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Strategy helps with the prevention of alcohol use during pregnancy and intervention, care and support of individuals living with FASD.

The Triple P - Positive Parenting Program promotes positive, caring relationships between parents and their children and helps parents learn effective management strategies for dealing with a variety of childhood developmental and behavioural issues.

Children's Disability Services (formerly known as the Children’s Special Services Program) provides services and supports to birth, adoptive or extended families raising children with developmental and/or physical disabilities. The Children with Disabilities Program supports licensed child care facilities and homes to include children with disabilities.

 



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