Big Brothers Big Sisters of Portage la Prairie Inc. Address: 15 Tupper St. S., Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 1W7 Phone: 204-857-4397 Fax: 204-857-4397 Website: portage.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Services: Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Couples Match, In School Mentoring, Go Girls, After School Mentoring, fuse, Big Bunch. Enable life-changing mentoring relationship to ignite the power and potential of young people. Will accept enrolment to the waiting list for children 6-17 years of age. Volunteers can be adult or teens in high schools
Canadian Parents for French - Portage la Prairie Chapter Address: Ecole Arthur Meighen School: 201 River Road Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 3W2 Provincial Office: 101 - 475 Provencher Boulevard, Winnipeg, MB R2J 4A7 Phone: 204-870-7322, Paulette Chislitt (Chapter President) Toll Free: 1-877-737-7036 Provincial Office Phone: 1-204-222-6537 Fax: EAMS Fax: 204-239-5943 Provincial Office Fax: 1-204-222-8180 Website:http://mb.cpf.ca/ http://www.plpsd.mb.ca/eams/ Email:email@example.com Services:National volunteer organization of adults who recognize the value of learning French and actively promote opportunities for young Canadians to learn and use French. The Portage la Prairie Chapter is made up of volunteers who love and work in the community of portage la prairie . Eligibility: N/A Cost: N/A How to Access: firstname.lastname@example.org Hours: Provincial Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-4:30 pm.
Child & Family Services of Central Manitoba (CFSCM) Address: 25 - 3rd Street South East, Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 1N1 Phone: 204-857-8751 Fax: 204-239-1413 Website:http://cfsofcentralmb.mb.ca/ http://cfscmfoundation.com/ Email: Contact form on their main website under 'Contact Us'. Toll Free: 1-888-339-3986 Services:Child & Family Services of Central Manitoba is a non-profit corporation that contracts with the Province of Manitoba to preform all services under the Manitoba Child & Family Services Act, the Manitoba Adoption Act, and the Manitoba Authorities Act in the Central Region. CFSCM Foundation offers multiple programs for children and families to benefit from. Programs/Services include: Chance 2 Grow, funding a wide variety of recreational and educational opportunities for children; Chance 2 Camp, funding provided so children who, because of economic circumstances in their families, would not otherwise have the opportunity for a summer camp experience; Chance 2 Play, funded by NHL star Arron Asham's annual Charity Golf Tournament, money raised goes towards awarding children registration, equipment or transportation for that season's hockey program. Chance 2 Learn, provides financial assistance to former and current youth in care of Child & Family Services of Central Manitoba to assist with various post-secondary education expenses (intended for the sole purpose of supporting former and current youth in care of CFSCM. Other programs include vacation allowance for children in care (for foster parents taking their foster child with them on a family vacation), emergency assistance, Foster Family Christmas Party, tuition for former wards, bursaries and other(s). Eligibility: Anyone seeking help can contact the Child & Family Services for assistance. Chance 2 Grow is for children who would otherwise not have the opportunities to participate in recreational and educational opportunities due to difficult economic circumstances. Chance 2 Camp is for children who would otherwise not have the opportunity for a summer camp experience because of difficult economic circumstances. Chance 2 Play is for children interested in playing hockey would would otherwise not be able to participate because of difficult economic circumstances. Chance 2 Learn is for former and current youth in care of Child & Family Services of Central Manitoba to assist with various post-secondary education expenses (not open to general public). Cost: N/A How to Access: For Chance 2 Play call 204-857-8751 for more information. Hours: N/A
Manitoba Post-Adoption Registry, Child and Family Services Branch Address: 777 Portage Ave Winnipeg MB, R3G 0N3 Canada Phone: 1-855-837-5542 Website:Manitoba.ca/adoptionrecords Service Description: * provides access to birth records to adult adoptees and birth parents who are named on the birth document, subject to any contact and disclosure vetoes * facilitates contact between adult adoptees, adoptive parents of a minor, birth parents, siblings, adult children of deceased adoptees, parent of deceased birth parents * requires registration by both parties indicating their interest for contact to facilitate a reunion * performs searches on behalf of anyone registered, subject to any contact or disclosure vetoes * provides non-identifying background information on the birth and adoptive families, with client's signed request
Portage and District Arts Centre Address: 11 2nd Street North East, Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 1R8 Phone: 204-239-6029 Fax: 204-239-1472 Website: http://www.portageartscentre.ca/ Email: email@example.com Facebook: Portage & District Arts Centre Services: Housed within the William Glesby Centre (West Entrance), the Portage and District Arts Centre features an art gallery (new exhibit or installation every few months and showcases works from across Canada), gift shop (with art supplies, giftware from local and regional artists and a 10% discount to members), dance studio (with wooden spring flooring and dedicated washrooms), pottery studio (with 9 pottery wheels and an electric kiln), classroom (used for classes and workshops), and a boardroom gallery. The Dance Program offers dance classes, typically including 24 classes, finishing with a spring recital. Dance classes that have been offered include contemporary, Ukrainian, tap, jazz, ballet, cheer and hip hop. Classes and Workshops offer various art related classes and workshops for youth and adults. Classes include pottery, mixed media, drawing, dance, quilting and fitness. Workshops include stained glass, painting techniques, sculpture and more. Special Events include the PDAC Reel Event, independent films shown at the Cinema Centre Theatre Oct through April; Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra performance in December, Celebration of the Arts, Gala Dinner and Art Auction in May; Artful Garden Tour in mid July. The ArtsSmarts Program is run through the Portage & District Arts Centre, it brings artists, youth and communities together through expressive, visual and performing arts. ArtsSmarts grants offer the opportunity to develop skills, capacity, and confidence in using an art form as a tool for exploration and learning. Disciplines have included: art, writing/illustrating, fitness, science, fiber arts, drama, leatherwork, multi-media, choral work, theory & history, social studies, science, math, music, composition (photography), film making, design/construction and community projects. For more information go to www.pdacartssmarts.org Eligibility: PDAC ArtsSmarts –Youth/community learning organizations, all ages. Dance Program: ages 3 - Adult. Classes: 6 and up Workshops: youth and adults Cost: Membership: Student: $20.00, Adult: $25.00, Family: $45.00, Group: $75.00. Individual and family memberships receive 10% discount on art supplies, discount on selected classes, 10% on tickets for selected performances offered by the Arts Centre, monthly newsletter, open invitation to monthly gallery exhibit openings and free access to art library. Group memberships receive free rental of classroom or boardroom for meetings (max. one per month), mailbox at the Arts Centre, monthly newsletter and an open invitation to monthly gallery exhibit openings. The Dance Program has a registration fee and requires a payment for recital costumes. Classes and Workshops have a registration fee. Special Events the purchase of tickets is required How to Access: For more information on what the Portage & District Arts Centre offers contact them by phone, email or by visiting their website or location. Hours: Tues-Sat: 11:00 am-5:00 pm
Portage Friendship Centre - Parent Child Program Address: 20 - 3rd Street North East, Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 1N4 Phone: 204-239-6333 Fax: 204-856-2470 Website:http://www.ptgfc.org/Programs.html Email:firstname.lastname@example.org Services: Parent Child Program is a program that provides after school recreational activities for children aged 6-12 in an environment that is safe, fun and culturally sensitive. This program strives to provide activities that the entire family can enjoy together and to enhance children’s awareness of their own cultures and languages. During the summer months, the Parent/Child Program holds a summer day camp for children ages 6-12. They go on many fun and educational outings and day trips. Cost: N/A How to Access:Phone, visit their webpage or visit the centre for more information on the Parent Child Program and how to get your child signed up and for activity details. Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-5:00 pm
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Family Resource Centre
Drop-ins - Family Drop-in, Parent Drop-in, Family Fun Days Address: 234 Princess Avenue, Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 0R1 Phone: 204-595-5005 (allows texting) Fax: 204-239-3988 Website:frcportage.ca Email:email@example.com Services: We offer programs to support families in the Portage la Prairie area. These include programs for pregnant and new moms, parent-child programs, nutrition programs, parent education programs, and other programs designed to help families. Eligibility: Parents and children of all ages are welcome to take part in our programs. Cost: Our programs are offered free of charge. How to Access: Contact us by phone, email, or through social media (Facebook and Instagram). Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm.