Programs & Events

Building our community through programs and events.

We have a drop-in space that is open Monday – Friday and offer a variety of programs year round. We work closely with the Winkler & District Food Cupboard and Cafe 545 Community Meal as we believe food brings people together! We are a hub that can help connect community members to the resources they’re needing.

Central Station Programs & Classes

Cooking Classes

International Street Night is getting a new look!! We will be running a 10-week cultural cooking experience featuring street foods from different cultures.

Come join us for a hands-on cooking experience, or pull up a chair at our counter to observe and join in the conversation.

Please sign up to secure your spot, but walk-ins are welcome.


Community Action Training Program


The Community Action Training (CAT) program is designed to help community members develop the skills they need to stand up for their rights and take leadership on issues important to them.

Take part with a group of your peers 1 day a week for 8 weeks of learning from experts in their fields on topics around advocacy and how to become a leader in our community.

Who is this for?

Priority will be given to those who have lived experience of poverty, injustice of inequality. However, anyone in our community can request to take the training.

How will this help me in the real world?

Navigating our local resources and social systems is complicated. The goal of this program is to empower you to bring positive change to your neighbourhood.

After you complete the 8 weeks you can choose to go on to do 2 additional days of training for more in depth learning on how to become an Office Advocate at Central Station.

What do office advocates do?

Our advocacy office allows community members to use their newly learned skills to help others that come to Central Station looking for assistance. Advocates listen and support their peers in accessing resources and getting help with what they need.

Advocates can help with:

  • Housing support
  • Income assistance
  • Low-income supports
  • Community resources
  • Addiction services
  • Physical and Mental Health Services

Advocacy Office

Tues & Thurs

Are you needing help with accessing community resources and supports? Our community advocates are here for you! Come in during Advocacy Office hours and ask to speak with us.

Tuesdays 9am - 11am

Thursdays 12pm - 2pm

Community Care Program

The Community Care Program brings individuals and families and their supporters together, to work through complicated life issues and make life better.

Visit the Community Care page to learn more!

Public Drop in Hours

Office Hours

Monday: 9am-6:30pm

Tuesday: 9am-5pm

Wednesday: 9am-5pm

Thursday: 9am-5am

Friday: 9am-12pm

Winkler Affordable Housing

Central Station Community Centre took over the property management duties for the Winkler Affordable Housing units beginning in January of 2018. Additionally, we have taken on the management of the 65 Manitoba Housing units in Winkler as of August 2018.

The Social Housing program provides low-income Manitobans in the greatest need with subsidized housing. Manitoba Housing and Winkler Affordable Housing have a limited supply of rental properties and therefore applicants are housed based on core housing needs. This includes affordability, suitability, and adequacy of your current housing situation.

To apply for housing, please download and fill out the application

If you would like more information on low-income housing, please contact us at 204-325-0257 or email

BAG Program

Better Access to Groceries (BAG)

Our neighbourhood bulk buying club!

Better Access to Groceries (BAG) is:

  • A bag of fresh and low-cost fruits and vegetables
  • Available for people in the city of Winkler and surrounding communities
  • Promoting community engagement activities and healthy eating
  • $10 per bag ($15 value)
To place your order:

Step 1. Submit your order no later than Wednesday one week before pickup. You can sign up for a BAG at Central Station by simply filling out the form below or calling 204-325-0257 to sign up over the phone or email

Step 2: Payment can be made before pick-up via e-transfer (send to, or at time of pick-up by paying with cash or debit.

Step 3. Pick up your BAG and enjoy!

Location: Central Station Community Centre, 555 Main Street.

Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm.

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Easy Eats Meal Program


Easy Eats is a non-profit initiative providing nutritious meal kits for anyone. The amount you donate is up to you! People are encouraged to pay it forward. If you can afford to pay the suggested donation of each kit, great. If you can pay a little extra than the suggested price you will be able to help those in need. If you can’t afford the suggested donation cost, donate what you can and we will make up the rest!

We offer the meal kits in two sizes with the following suggested donation prices:
Meal Kit for 2 - $10
Meal Kit for 8 - $25
Minimum payment is $1 per person (Meal Kit for 2 = $2. Meal Kit for 8 = $8.)
Anyone donating $20 or more above the suggested donation price can request a donation receipt.

Payments can be made ahead of time via eTransfer to or at the time of pick up with cash or debit.

We have updated our Meal Kit policy starting January 2023:

  • Sign up by Friday for the following Thursday.
  • Pick-up is on Thursday between 4 - 5 pm.
  • All Meal Kits must be picked up by Friday by 11am.
  • We will not place any reminder calls.
  • Payments have to be made at time of pick up (cash or debit) or submitted before hand (eTransfer, cash or debit)
  • Sign up deadline is always Friday for the following Thursday.
  • Quantities 4+ need to be confirmed by prepaying the order.

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Cafe 545 Community Meal


Cafe 545 is a FREE Community Meal on Monday evenings!

Café 545 is a place where individuals and families can come and share a great meal together. We believe that sharing a meal with people from all walks of life, no matter what life’s circumstances are, whether new to our community or having lived here for many years, is the beginning to developing new friendships as well as creating a sense of community.

No sign-up is required. Rides are available, call 204-325-0257 before 4pm.

Shine & Share Community Store


Toiletries are available during normal office hours Monday - Friday.

Shine & Share clothing is closed permanently.

Other Organizations

Community Financial Counselling

Phone or Video Appointments

Have questions about your credit or finances? Looking for ways to decrease your expenses?
Contact 1-888-573-2383 ext 211 to make your appointment with a trained counsellor at Community Financial Counselling Services.

Our services are confidential and free. We can help you:
Find a solution to your debt
Stop harassing calls from collection agencies
Reduce stress caused by debt
Find an alternative to bankruptcy
Learn to be in control of your spending

Feel free to visit their website

Healthy Baby

1st & 3rd Week of Every Month

Healthy Baby for pregnant moms or with children under 1 year.

Pregnant or a New Mom? Healthy Baby is a group program that encourages early regular prenatal care and promotes and supports healthy outcomes for moms, babies and families.

• Learn about baby’s development
• Nutrition and Health topics for parents with children
• Parenting tips under one
• Free milk coupons
• Childminding available
• Healthy snacks and meals

Join us the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of every month at 10AM at Central Station. No sign-up is required.

Winkler & District Food Cupboard

9AM-11AM & 3PM-5PM

The Food Cupboard is open to all Winkler & District residents who are in need. For more information on the Food Cupboard and your eligibility, please call us at 204-325-0257.

We are open for clients to come pick up food! Please call ahead to book your time slot 204-325-0257.

Breakfast & Snacks will be served!