Since 2001 Healthy Child Manitoba has funded 26 Parent-Child Coalitions across the Province. These 23 regional and 3 cultural coalitions support families in their community by bringing together various strengths and resources from different sectors. This Parent-Child Centred approach promotes and supports community-based programs and activities for children and families.
Parent-Child Coalitions support existing programs and initiate new activities that reflect the diversity and unique needs of each community. Each Parent-Child Coalition determines the form of activities that occur based on the needs of their community and is guided by four categories:
- Healthy Lifestyle
- Community Capacity-Building
Families and Communities Together provides small grants to community organizations in the Point Douglas Community Area twice per year. A limited number of small grants are made available to non-profit incorporated groups operating within the Point Douglas community.
The membership of the Coalition is comprised of community residents and stakeholders from the Point Douglas area and may include but is not restricted to: community residents, parent groups, child care facilities, organizations, churches, Winnipeg School Division, City of Winnipeg, Province of Manitoba and the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority.