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: bigbrothersbigsisters.ca/portage Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Services: Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Couples Match, In School Mentoring, Go Girls, After School Mentoring. Providing friendship and mentors for children through the companionship of one or more adults. Will accept enrolment to the waiting list for children 6-17 years of age.
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: EAMS Phone: 204-857-3405 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 working at Ecole Arthur Meighen School. Eligibility: N/A Cost: N/A How to Access:Phone, visit their webpage, or go to the offices located in Portage la Prairie or Winnipeg 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 Family Services, Post-Adoption Registry Address: 777 Portage Avenue, 2nd Floor, Winnipeg, MB Phone: 1-204-945-6964 Toll Free: 1-866-345-9241 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website:www.gov.mb.ca/fs/childfam/registry.html Services: Facilitates contact between adult adoptees, adoptive parents of a minor adoptee, birth parents, siblings. Requires that both parties indicate their interest for contact by registering before any information can be given. Searches can be done on behalf of anyone entitled to register, subject to any contact or disclosure vetoes on file. Non-identifying background information on the birth and adoptive families is available with the client's signed consent.
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
Recreation Opportunities for Children (R.O.K. Inc.) Mailing Address: Box 1321 Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 3L5 Phone: 204-870-2015 Email: email@example.com Website: http://www.rokcentralinc.com/home.html Services: Provides outreach and meaningful recreation experiences to children and youth who would otherwise not be able to benefit from participating in recreation or leisure opportunities. Services provided to youth and families receiving income assistance. Creative, self-esteem building, meeting new people, health & fitness education, reduce instances of depression, suicide and substance abuse. Eligibility: Children and youth in the Central region area who would otherwise not be able to participate in recreation or leisure opportunities. Services provided are currently offered to children and youth whose families are receiving income assistance. Families are referred through local agencies, and schools. Cost: N/A How to Access: Phone, visit their webpage, or email the Recreation Support Worker, Lynne Parker, for more information on programs and activities. Hours: N/A
Tupper Street 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: 204-239-3986 Fax: 204-239-3988 Website:https://www.facebook.com/tsfrc.portagelaprairie?fref=tshttp://tsfrc.com/ Email:firstname.lastname@example.org Services:Family Drop-in: outings or activities for parents and kids of all ages (swimming, crafts, bowling, parties, etc.) Parent Drop-in: provides parents the opportunity to get together for a fun activity or discussion. Family Fun Days: Variety of outings, activities, and field trips for the whole family during July & August. Eligibility:Family Drop-in: Parents and kids of all ages. Parent Drop-in: Parents. Family Fun Days: Families (parents and children) Cost: N/A How to Access: Drop-in for a visit or arrange an appointment by email or phone. Hours: N/A Additional Information:Most programs and services with the Tupper Street Family Resource Centre are free.
Parent Child Groups - Stay N Play, START Literacy Program, Book Buddies, Wiggle, Giggle & Munch Address: 234 Princess Avenue, Portage la Prairie, MB N 0R1 Phone: 204-239-3986 Fax: 204-239-3710 Website:https://www.facebook.com/tsfrc.portagelaprairie?fref=ts Email:email@example.com Services: Programs for parents and children to interact, play and learn together. Stay N Play: story time, rhymes, crafts, games, activities, and fun snacks. START Literacy Program: Facilitates book making and other crafts for parents and children. Book Buddies: Reading group for parents and children facilitated by a speech therapist. Wiggle, Giggle & Munch: Program for parents and children, involves active play, games and songs. Eligibility:Parents and children are all welcome to all of the programs offered. Book Buddies: Sessions for parents and children (0-2) begin at 9:30 am and sessions for parents and children (3-5) begin at 10:45 am. Cost: Free How to Access: Drop-in for a visit or arrange an appointment by email or phone. Hours:START Literacy Program typically runs for 8 weeks on Wednesday afternoons. Book Buddies is typically offered once a month on Thursday mornings. Additional Information: Stay N Play and START Literacy Program: transportation and a healthy snack is provided. Book Buddies: Breakfast, childcare, and transportation is provided. Wiggle, Giggle, & Munch: Transportation, childminding, and a nutritious snack is provided.