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

Community Action Training Program

Seasonally

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 10 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

Weekly
Tuesdays

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 10am - 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

Mon-Fri
Office Hours

Monday: 9am-6:30pm

Tuesday: 9am-5pm

Wednesday: 9am-5pm

Thursday: 9am-5pm

Friday: 9am-12pm

Central Community Homes

Central Station Community Centre took over the property management duties for the Central Community Homes 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 Central Community Homes 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 housing@winklercentralstation.ca

Easy Eats Meal Program

Weekly
Thursdays
4PM-5:30PM

How it works:

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 4 - $20
Minimum payment is $16 per Meal Kit.

Here are a few pointers:

  • Sign up by Monday 12 pm for the Thursday Meal Kit.
  • All Meal Kits must be picked up on Thursday between 4 - 5:30 pm unless other arrangements have been made.
  • We will not place any reminder calls.
  • Payments have to be made at time of pick up in cash or with debit, or before pickup via eTransfer to info@winklercentralstation.ca
  • Quantities of 4 or more need to be confirmed by prepaying the order.
  • You will have to sign up each time you would like to get a Meal Kit. (We have discontinued the permanent list.)

To order the Meal Kit please click here

Meal Kit order

Cafe 545 Community Meal

Weekly
Mondays
5PM-6:30PM

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.

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 cfcstaxes.com

Healthy Baby

1st & 3rd Week of Every Month
Wednesday
10AM-12PM

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.

Public Health

First Wednesday of every month
1:00pm-4:00pm

Women’s Health (Prenatal/Postpartum)

  • Prenatal Education for ALL
  • Education and support
  • Resources
  • prenatal benefit <32,000 household income/year
  • Healthy Baby
  • Postpartum Support for ALL
  • Check in for mom and baby (home visit or phone support)
  • Breastfeeding support and troubleshooting
  • Support for adjusting to new life as a family
  • Education and support in transition

Healthy Sexuality

No access to private insurance??

New to Canada?

No room in the budget?

FREE Birth control

  • Also access to…
  • Free Pregnancy Tests
  • Free Condoms and lubrication
  • Free Plan B

Harm Reduction

  • Milestone Questionnaire
  • Weight and length measurements
  • Childhood immunizations
  • Referrals for therapy services (physiotherapy, occupational therapy,
    speech)

Immunizations

  • Childhood immunizations
  • Catch ups
  • Check immunization records from other countries
  • Boosters

Hours available: First Wednesday of every month from 1:00pm-4:00pm

No Appointment needed, walk ins welcome

Winkler & District Food Cupboard

Weekly
Wednesdays
9AM-11AM & 2PM-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!