Central Station

Public Drop in

Public Drop in Hours
Monday 9am-7pm
Tue-Fri 9 am -2 pm

• Food cupboard vouchers
• Free haircuts (Wednesday only)
• Internet access
• Coffee and conversation

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.


  • Looking beyond the behaviours and finding the reasons for the behaviour, then coming together to create a plan and support the client in working through that plan.
  • Agencies working more effectively, together in a positive way.
  • Building trust between agencies and clients.
  • Looking at the client, the accused, the student from a different perspective and having them see more than the social worker who took their kids away, the cop who arrested them or the principal who kicked them out of school.


  • Taking over an agency’s mandate
  • Cutting people a break or avoiding responsibility.

Instead, it’s about accountability for all involved, in a respectful way.

If you’d like to refer someone you know to the community care program, please download, fill out and return the forms below to

Consent Form

Screening Criteria



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

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 community.

Our courses are designed through the lens of honoring 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.

For more information on the available courses and how to register, visit

You can also contact 204-384-1033 or email


Shine & Share Community Store
9am- 11:30am

BAG Program
Begins Sept.10, 2019
Every Other Tuesday
3:00 - 5:30pm


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

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. Pick up your BAG and enjoy!

Location: Central Station Community Centre
545 Industrial Drive

Date: Every other Tuesday starting September 10th, 2019

Time: 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Meal Planning Cooking Class
Nov. 7th-28th
6:30pm - 9:00pm

Join us as we cook some delicious food and learn how to plan meals! At the end of the class you’ll have a 4-week meal plan ready to use! For anyone ages 18 and up. Email or call 204-325-0257 to register.

Young Adults Breakfast Club
Sundays starting Oct. 20th

What: Breakfast and Discussion
For Whom:  If you consider yourself a young adult, you are welcome
When: 9 am Sunday mornings
• Discussion and connection
• Great food!
• Call Dan at 204-325-8322 or check the Young Adults Facebook page

Women's Fun Fit
Starting Oct 8th
7pm - 8pm

A fun, high energy fitness class for girls & women ages 10 & up. Come and learn new fitness activities and how to develop healthy habits! No registration required.

Adult Driver's Ed

Adult driver’s ed course for anyone 16+ with a valid learner’s permit. Six hours of classroom teaching and four hours of in-car instruction.

Call 204-325-0257 to be put on a waitlist for future courses.

Low German Women's Bible Study
Resumes Oct 21st
9:00am - 10:30am

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

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

Women's Cooking Class
Oct. 18th - Nov. 22nd

Come join us for a fun cooking class with other women! Limited space available, call 204-325-0257.

Legal Drop-In Clinic

A clinic for those seeking legal information, referrals for legal issues and help applying for legal-aid. No registration required!

Line Dancing
Starts Oct. 30th

Join us on Wednesdays for some line dancing and fun! No registration required.

Christmas Family Photos
Nov. 19th & 21st

We’re partnering with NPC to provide Christmas Photos again this year! This service is for families who otherwise would not be able to afford it. Come in to Central Station to sign-up for your 15-minute slot.

Programs by other organizations

Winkler & District Food Cupboard
9am - 12pm

For more information on the Food Cupboard and your eligibility, please visit Central Station during our drop in hours.

Community Financial Counselling
Last Wednesday of the month
12pm-2pm (by appointment)

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



Winkler Family Resource Centre
Please check their website

Winkler Family Resource has moved to the Emmanuel Mennonite Church.

Visit for more information.

Cafe 545 Free Community Meal
5 pm-7 pm

Free Community Meal
Every Monday from 5pm-7pm • Enjoy a meal and connect with people in the community.

* Café 545 is organized by Donate Love

Healthy Baby
10:30am - 12:00pm

Healthy Baby for pregnant moms or with children under 1
1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month 10:30 am -12 pm

• 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

Single & Parenting
Starting Sept 9th
7:00pm - 8:30pm

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.

Childcare is provided for children age 1 to 10 with advanced registration.

Register at

Flu Shot Clinics
Mondays & Wednesdays

Public Health & Shoppers Drug Mart will be providing free flu clinics for the following dates & times:

Monday, October 28th 4:30PM-7:30PM

Wednesday, October 30th 9:00AM-12:00PM

Monday, November 4th 4:30PM-7:30PM

Wednesday, November 6th 9:00AM-12:00PM

Wednesday, December 4th 9:00AM-12:00PM