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General Program Information

All in-person programs require participants to wear face coverings or masks for those over the age of 5 and maintain physical distancing.

Programs are closed for statutory holidays.

FOLLOW US on Facebook and Instagram @BrightStartInkster for the most up to date info on Bright Start events.

Contact:
Jasmine | jmagana5@norwestcoop.ca | 204-226-0171
Roxanne | rcistobal@norwestcoop.ca | (204-782-8793
Access NorWest at (204) 938-5900

Free Baby Gift for New Parents

Did you just have a baby? Bright Start would like to help you celebrate this wonderful event. We have a book, which we’d love to give to you to keep and enjoy. To receive your FREE book, contact us and leave us your mailing address, child’s name, and date of birth.

The Bright start (formerly Inkster Parent Child Coalition) is supported by Manitoba Child and Youth Services within the Department of Families, to plan and implement an early years strategy for Inkster. We provide free caregiver/child centered activities and resources for families with children 0-6 years old that focus on:

  • Nutrition and physical health
  • Literacy and learning
  • Positive parenting and
  • Community capacity building

Supports Available to Families:

  • Public Health Nurse support:
    • Baby weight check
    • Breastfeeding
    • Immunization check
  • Dietitian support (Last Tues of the month & Thurs):
    • How to start infants on solid foods
    • What to do with picky eating
    • Tips on good nutrition
  • Primary Care:
    • Prenatal and postnatal care
    • Well-baby visits
    • Immunization
  • Inkster Parent Child Coalition:
    • Parenting support
    • Parenting resources and programs

 Eligibility:

  • Families with children 0-6 years old
    • All caregivers welcome – grandparent, aunt, uncle, etc.
  • This is a drop-in program, no registration needed


BRIGHT START PROGRAM INFO

Light breakfast/snack provided at each program.
Supports and Services families can access:
Primary care, pre/post-natal care, parenting  resources, community support/resources and Public Health (subjected to availability)

POTTY TRAINING WEBINAR

Send us your email to be added to our interest list.

PRENATAL & POSTNATAL
NORWEST BABY STEPS

Pregnant or have a baby under 1 y/o Contact Nancy for more information
Phone: 431-276-2647
nmcdowellkok@norwestcoop.ca


Time and Location:

OPEN GYM
Drop-in
Monday 10 AM – 11:30 AM at Northwood CC, 1415 Burrows Ave.
Join us for family open gym and light breakfast.

OPEN GYM
Drop-in
Monday 6:15 PM – 7:45 PM at Tyndall Park CC,
Tyndall Park School (back entrance)
Join us for family open gym and light snack.

BRIGHT START GILBERT
Drop-in
Tuesday 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM at Gilbert Park Gym, 35 Gilbert Ave
Family play program for children (0-6 years old) and caregivers to read, eat and play together.

BRIGHT START ACCESS
***COMING SOON***

Drop-in
Wednesdays at Access NorWest, 785 Keewatin St.
Family play program for children (0-6 years old) and caregivers to read, eat and play together.

BRIGHT START WESTBROOK
Drop-in
Thursday 9:30 am – 10:30 AM at Weston Memorial CC, 1625 Logan Ave.
Family play program for children (0-6 years old) and caregivers to read, eat and play together.

 

Find Out More:

Click Here for the Bright Start poster.


Locations

  • Access NorWest

    Address:

    785 Keewatin Street
    Winnipeg, MB R2X 3B9

    Hours:

    Monday to Friday 12:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Saturday, Sunday & Holidays 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

    *We reserve the right to close WICC if capacity is reached. If the clinic is closed please go to another walk-in clinic or an urgent care site.
    
    *For current wait times please see medimap.ca
      

    Primary Care Clinic

    Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
    Saturday, Sunday & Holidays 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    *By appointment only

    DynaCare Lab

    Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
    Closed Saturday,  Sunday & Holidays

     

    Phone:

    204-938-5900

    Fax:

    204-938-5994

  • Gilbert Park Resource Centre

    Address:

    7 - 35 Gilbert Avenue
    Winnipeg, MB R2X 0T4

    Hours:

    Please check the Community Calendar for availability. Updates will also be available at https://www.facebook.com/GilbertParkRC/

    Monday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Tuesday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Wednesday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Thursday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Friday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Saturday CLOSED however please follow us on Facebook for any Saturday excursions. 
    Sunday & holiday’s CLOSED

     

    Phone:

    204 982 4429

    Fax:

    204 982 4428