Central Station

Office 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.

We continue to do deliveries for Cafe 545 on Tuesdays & Food Cupboard on Wednesdays. If you’d like a Cafe 545 meal, please call Central Station Monday. If you’re in need of food from the Food Cupboard, please call Central Station Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday morning.

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 is managing the Winkler Affordable Housing as well as the Manitoba Housing in Winkler. If you would like more information on low-income housing, please contact Lori Penner at 204-325-0257.

THRIVE Learning Centre
Starting June 1st
Mondays & Wednesdays

At Thrive Learning Centre we offer free, informative courses, addressing topics related to mental health, physical health, building your best life, finding your voice, increasing skills and connecting to the community.

Our courses are designed through the lens of honouring those with lived experience of mental illness. We believe that through one’s own personal journey, meaning and purpose are created, resulting in rich knowledge. That is why we make every effort to design courses keeping the perspective in mind of those with professional experience as well as people with lived experience of mental illness.

Current Courses Offered:

Understanding Grief | Mondays June 1st, 8th, 15th 1pm-2pm

This 3-session, 1 hour per session course focuses on grief as a normal reaction to loss, possible causes of grief beyond death, and the five stages of dying and grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. Coping strategies are discussed in depth along with the difference between mental illness and the natural process of grieving.


Mental Health Service in my Community | June 29th 7pm-8pm

This 1-hour course looks at how to access mental health services and resources in the central region, including how to connect to these services.


Journey to Recovery | June 3rd and 10th 1:30pm-2:30pm

This 2-session, 1 hour per session course is intended to increase self-awareness about the participants’ recovery. We will begin by defining what recovery and the recovery model are, then move into the stages of recovery. Topics also covered include the stages of disability and the stages of change. The purpose of this course is to encourage participants to recognize their own place within recovery and encourage advancement towards the healthiest stage of recovery possible.


Building a Healthy Self-Esteem | June 17th and 24th 1:30pm-2:30pm

This 2-session, 1 hour per session course is intended to inform the participants of healthy self-esteem and self-confidence. We will cover obstacles to self-esteem, the inner critic and the four aspects of self-esteem. This course will encourage participants to reflect on the own level of self-esteem and offer opportunities and methods to improve self-confidence.

Building Blocks for Managing Stress | June 22nd and 29th  1pm-2pm

This 2-session, 1 hour per session course begins by exploring the causes and how the body responds to stress as well as including relaxation techniques. Day 2 focuses on offering solutions to the problem of stress by teaching useful coping strategies.


Walk & Talk | Wednesdays June 3rd-24th 12PM

Research suggests physical activity at least 20 minutes a day can improve mental and physical health. We invite students to join us for a 30 minute walk towards better health. No sign-up required – meet at Central Station.


For more information on the available courses and how to register, email or call Central Station at 204-325-0257 ext.9


Shine & Share Community Store

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

Shine & Share clothing store is still closed but certain items may be available upon request, depending on the need. Please call for more information.

Summer BAG Program


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 Friday 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: Prepayment is required. You may 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: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Cooking Classes

We’re offering a number of great cooking classes in the next few months! Call 204-325-0257 or email to sign-up.


Women’s Cooking Class – Fridays, Feb. 21st – March 20th 12PM – 2PM | Join us for an all women’s cooking class! Childcare available for this class. CLASS FULL

Kid’s in the Kitchen Cooking – March 30th-April 3rd 11AM-12:30PM | Calling all kids age 9-12! Join us for a week of cooking on march break. CLASS FULL

Vegetarian Cooking Class – Thursday, March 26th 10AM – 12:30PM | Come learn how to make some tasty vegetarian meals.

Women's Fitness Class
Starts June 12
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! Register by emailing

Adult Driver's Ed
July 7,9,14,16
Tuesday and Thursday
July 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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.

Low-German Women's Bible Study

Come gather with other Low German speaking women to study the Bible. Childcare is provided.

For further information call Carol at 204-325-2292.

Programs by other organizations

Winkler & District Food Cupboard
Wednesday Morning
Please call to pick a timeslot

For more information on the Food Cupboard and your eligibility, please call us at 204-325-0257


Community Financial Counselling

Appointments available on the last Wednesday of each month

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



Cafe 545 Free Community Meal
Monday evenings
Please call to reserve space

Free Community Meal

Each Monday evening there will be several seatings.

Please call be Friday at 2pm to reserve your spot. Call Central Station 204-325-0257.

Healthy Baby

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