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.
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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.
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.
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.
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:
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
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!
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 email@example.com
Our neighbourhood bulk buying club!
Better Access to Groceries (BAG) is:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step 2: Payment can be made before pick-up via e-transfer (send to email@example.com), 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or at the time of pick up with cash or debit.
We have updated our Meal Kit policy starting January 2023:
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.
One in four people will be affected by a mental health challenge at some point in their lives. The Sanctuary Course is an eight-week study guide for those who want to learn about mental health and start their own conversations. Each session explores key mental health topics and examines meaningful ways to offer companionship, support recovery, and promote wellbeing.
Toiletries are available during normal office hours Monday - Friday.
Shine & Share clothing is closed permanently.
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 cfcstaxes.com
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.
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!