Programs

Central Station
Programs/Classes

When
Day
Time
Public Drop in Hours
Monday - Friday

Office Hours

Monday 9AM-6:30PM

Tuesday 9AM-2PM

Wednesday 9AM-5PM

Thursday 9AM-2PM

Friday 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.

Thank you,

Central Station | 204-325-0257 info@winklercentralstation.ca

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!

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 housing@winklercentralstation.ca

 

Cafe 545 Community Meal
Weekly
Every Monday Night
5PM-6:30PM

Cafe 545 is a FREE Community Meal on Monday evenings!

Café 545 is a place where individuals and families can come get a great meal to share together. We believe that to share 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.

The community meal is opening for dine-in meal! No sign-up is required. Rides are available, call 204-325-0257.

 

Shine & Share Community Store
Monday-Friday
9AM-2PM

Toiletries are available during normal office hours Mon-Fri.

Shine & Share clothing is now closed permanently.

 

BAG Program
Bi-Weekly
Tuesday
4PM-5PM

BETTER ACCESS TO GROCERIES (BAG)

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 info@winklercentralstation.ca)

Step 3. Pick up your BAG and enjoy!

Location: Central Station Community Centre
545 Industrial Drive

Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm

Easy Eats Meal Program
Weekly
Thursdays
4PM-5PM
Easy Eats is a non-profit initiative providing nutritious meal kits to anyone in need. The meal kits are available on a suggested donation per kit ($7 for the 2 portion & $20 for the 8 portion). 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!

 

To place your order:

Step 1. Submit your order no later than Monday at 2PM before the Thursday pick up. You can sign up for a Meal Kit at Central Station, through our contact form or call 204-325-0257 to sign up over the phone.

Step 2: Payment can be made upon pick-up or in advance. You can pay with cash, debit or e-transfer (send to info@winklercentralstation.ca)

Step 3. Pick up your Meal Kit on the Thursday and enjoy!

Location: Central Station Community Centre
545 Industrial Drive

Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm

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 8 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
Women's Fun Fit
Twice a Week
6PM-7:15PM

Come join us for a high-energy belly-dance-style fitness class here at Central Station. Days of the week vary – please call 204.325.0257 for more information.

Advocacy Office
Weekly
Tuesdays & Thursdays

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 to us.

Tuesdays 10AM-12PM

Thursdays 12PM-2PM

Cooking Classes

WOMEN’S COOKING CLASSES – Class Full

Every Friday, April 22nd – May 27th | 12PM-2PM

Programs by other organizations

Winkler & District Food Cupboard
Weekly
Wednesdays
9AM-11AM & 3PM-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 as of March 9th! Please call ahead to order your hamper 204-325-0257

Breakfast & Snack will be served!

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

Healthy Baby for pregnant moms or with children under 1.

Pregnant or a New Mom? Healthy Baby is a group program that encourage early regular prenatal care and promotes and supports healthy outcomes for moms, babies and families.

• 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

Join us the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of every month ONLINE. No sign-up is required. Contact Central Station 204-325-0257 for more information.