Central Station

Public Drop in Hours
Monday - Friday

Office Hours
Mon-Fri 9am-2pm

We are open! We are taking every precaution to keep our building clean and safe so that we can be open to the public. Our door is locked to manage traffic – please ring the doorbell and wait for us to assist you.

Thank you,

Central Station | 204-325-0257

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.


  • Building a support team of agencies and natural support who help you create a plan to achieve the goals that matter to you.


  • No blame, no shame.



  1. Who is this for? It is for those who are facing complex and difficult life situations. Often with the involvement of multiple agencies.
  2. How will this help me?
    Empowerment – you will make the decisions for your future.
    Building relationships – you have the opportunity to connect your family, friends and professional supporters in a unique way.
    Resources – tap into resources you may not know about.
    Partnership – Someone to walk with you through this challenging period of time.
  3. How long does it take? This is not a quick-fix solution. The process can take anywhere from 4 months to as long as a year or more.

Community Care Brochure


Referral forms for agencies and/or self-referral:

Consent Form
(For the participant to read and sign)

Screening Criteria
(For the agency to fill out and sign)

Please read, sign and send in both forms to



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 Lori Penner at 204-325-0257 or email


Shine & Share Community Store
Once per week

Toiletries are available during normal office hours Mon-Fri, 9AM-2PM.

Shine & Share clothing store is temporarily closed. 


BAG Program
Temporarily Suspended



Our neighborhood 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 ($20 value)

To place your order:

Step 1. Submit your order no later than Wednesday at noon one week before pickup. You can sign up for a BAG at Central Station, through our website form

or call 204-325-0257 to sign up over the phone.

Step 2: Payment can be made upon pick-up. You can pay with cash, debit or e-transfer (send to

Step 3. Pick up your BAG and enjoy!

Location: Central Station Community Centre
545 Industrial Drive

Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm

Single and Parenting
Temporarily Suspended

Single Parenting is filled with unique challenges and it can be difficult to navigate all of them alone. Single parents from all backgrounds can find support in this 13-week group.


Mondays from 7:00-8:30 pm
Beginning September 21
Central Station (545 Industrial Drive)

Register here


Women's Fun Fit
Temporarily Suspended
Tuesdays and Thursdays

A fun, high energy fitness class for girls & women ages 10 & up. Come and learn about new fitness activities and how to develop healthy habits!


Adult Driver's Ed
No Classes Available
This course will consist of ten hours. Six hours will be classroom-based and the remaining hours will consist of in-car instruction. The cost is $220.00 There is a subsidy available for those who qualify. Please contact us for more information or to register at 204-325-0257.

Contact us to ask about being added to a waiting list for future courses.


Programs by other organizations

Winkler & District Food Cupboard

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


Updated Nov. 2nd, 2020

  • Food Hampers are currently only available by delivery
  • Call 204-325-0257 to order your hamper
  • New clients still welcome
Cafe 545 Free Community Meal
5pm - 7pm

Free Community Meal on Monday evenings.


Updated Nov. 2nd, 2020

  • Meals are currently only available by delivery
  • Call 204-325-0257 to order your meals


Community Financial Counselling
Phone or Video Appointments
Please phone

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


Healthy Baby
Temporarily Suspended
2nd and 4th Thursday


Healthy Baby for pregnant moms or with children under 1

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

Meeting at Central Station.