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For Every Family

A special initiative to nurture Winnipeggers by strengthening 24 family resource centres across our city.

For Every Family

A special initiative to nurture Winnipeggers by strengthening 24 family resource centres across our city.

Strong families, resilient communities

We’re igniting the potential of kids, families, and neighbourhoods and making sure help is always close to home through an innovative partnership called For Every Family.

Together with the philanthropic and community sector, Government of Manitoba, and United Way Winnipeg donors, we’re brightening the futures of families in these ways:

More kids ready to learn

Your generosity helps put kids on the path for success by preparing them for school and life.

More families staying together

Giving united helps reunite families and extends support like counselling and parenting classes to prevent kids from entering care so they grow up with relatives.

More families becoming self-sufficient

Putting more money in the pockets of low-income families with opportunities like job training and accessing benefits.

How are we helping even more families?

Longer hours

We’re keeping the doors at family resource centres open longer so more Winnipeggers can find help when they most need it.

Better services

We’re enhancing and extending critical services like food programs and counselling to nurture the well-being of more Winnipeggers.

More collaboration

We bring family resource centres together as a network to learn from each other, build on each other’s strengths, and coordinate efforts to go even further for families.

“Previously, we operated largely in silos. Now with the network, it is much easier to plan and share, which benefits all our communities.”

– FRC Executive Director

What are family resource centres?

They’re our community’s living room, where ordinary magic happens every day.

Nestled in neighbourhoods across our city, family resource centres are welcoming places of safety and support where families can meet basic needs, find belonging, and get started on the path to better lives.

It’s where a refugee family can find community and healing. A single parent can sink into a cozy sofa and work on their resume while their kids make crafts. An unsheltered Winnipegger can eat a warm meal, do laundry, and get help finding housing.

Government of Manitoba Partnership

The Government of Manitoba recognizes the impact of family resource centres in our community.

$7.5M in donations raised by vision philanthropists were matched by the Government of Manitoba from 2016-2022. The Government of Manitoba has generously agreed to continue to support the initiative, matching donor gifts up to $4.5 million over three years ending March 31, 2025.

A network of care and compassion

Your gift means Winnipeggers can walk through the welcoming doors of these family resource centres and find the help they need when they need it.

Acorn Family Place
Andrews Street Family Centre
Canadian Muslim Women’s Institute
Elmwood Family Resource Centre
Family Dynamics
Fort Garry Women’s Resource Centre
Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre
Marlene Street Resource Centre
North End Women’s Centre
North Point Douglas Women’s Centre
NorWest Co-Op Community Health
Thrive Community Support Circle
South Winnipeg Family Information Centre
West Central Women’s Resource Centre
Winnipeg Central Park Women’s Resource Centre

Thank you to these visionary donors

$1,000,000 +
The Moffat Family Foundation
Wellington West Foundation and Friends
The Winnipeg Foundation

$500,000 +
The Asper Foundation 
Johnston Group Inc.

$250,000 +
Bison Transport Inc.
Steve & Ruth Chipman
Susan Glass & Arni Thorsteinson
The Estate of Henri R. Gratton
 Paul & Anne Mahon
Mahon Family Foundation Inc.

Craig McIntosh & Lorraine Beck
Payworks Inc.
Price Family Foundation

$100,000 +
Paul Albrechtsen Foundation
Canada Life
The Jessiman Foundation
Jewish Foundation of Manitoba
Johnston Family Foundation
Edward & Stella Kennedy
Michael Nesbitt

$75,000 +
Graham C. Lount Family Foundation
Pollard Family Foundation

$25,000 +
Bell MTS
Chipman Family Foundation Junior Board Fund
Denis & Debbie Devos
Gerry & Debbie Labossiere
John & Beth Pollard

$10,000 +
Carol & Barry* McArton
Parrish & Heimbecker, Limited
Telus Friendly Future Foundation

$3,000 +
Dalbir & Navneet Bains

*fondly remembered

Be a lifeline for Winnipeg families

When families don’t have to live in survival mode, something powerful happens. They can make positive choices. They lean into their potential. They build better futures.

Then, the goodness spreads—into neighbourhoods and across our community. When we invest in families, we all win.