Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Plains
Address: 15 Tupper Street South, Portage la Prairie, MB, R1N 1W7
Go Girls, Healthy Bodies, and Healthy Minds.
Healthy Bodies - fun physical activities, balanced eating with snacks and discussions around balanced eating.
Healthy Minds - through activities such as learning communication skills, decision making, what friends are, etc.
Fuse - Future Unlimited
A post-secondary education and career readiness program for students.
The program is designed to assist students in planning for life after high school with lessons on planning, job/career search, scholarships, financial literacy and so much more.
Big Brother/Big Sister Mentoring
The Big Brothers/Sisters mentoring program provides girls and young women or boys and young men (depending on the program) with a role model to talk to and share the experiences of growing up with. Through regular outings, a relationship is developed between the mentor and the mentee, which is built on trust and common interests, and is supported by our experienced case-workers. The result is a life-changing experience for both the mentor and the mentee.
Child and Family Services of Central Manitoba - Chance 2 Camp
Address: 25 3rd Street South East, Portage la Prairie, MB, R1N 1N1
Email: Email contact form on their main website under 'Contact Us'.
Services: Chance 2 Camp funds allow CFSCMF to award a max of $400.00 per child so children who, because of economic circumstances in their families, would not otherwise have the opportunity for a summer camp experience.
Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba
Address: 4 Fort Street, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 1C4
Services: Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba (MDAM) is a non-profit organization supporting those affected by mood disorders, their friends, families, caregivers and supporters. Programs put on by the Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba include: Friendly Caller Program, Peer Support Across the Province, Women's Programs, Youth Programing, The Unloading Zone, and SAD Lights.
Portage Friendship Centre - Eagles Fire Youth Centre
Address: 350 Saskatchewan Avenue West, Portage la Prairie, MB, R1N 0M3
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-8pm, Saturday, 12pm-8pm
Services: Programs at the Eagles Fire Youth Center are structured to improve and enhance the quality of life for all youth in the city of Portage la Prairie and surrounding areas. They are available for anyone ages 12-24 for the Cultural Connections for Aboriginal Youth Program. Those interested in getting involved with the CCAY program, please fill out the CCAY Youth Registration Booklet located under the Eagles Fire Youth Centre section on the PFC website.
Lighthouses Project - Available for youth ages 10-24, a community based crime-prevention program offered throughout the year in conjunction with the Guys & Girls Club.
Sports and Recreation Activities - organized league sports and 'gym nights'; drop-in center: ping-pong, board & card games and cultural activities; seasonal activities - summer recreation program (camping, hiking and swimming).
Personal Development & Life Skills - youth employment officer with career/employment assistance, job hunts, contacts, training retention skills. Computer access provides skills and tools to prepare employment documents and use of internet as a job/education tool.
Youth Leadership - leadership training and experience is 'built-in' to the program, workshops, local elders involved in leadership initiative *cultural and spiritual guidance*
Portage la Prairie Local Immigration Partnership
Address: 56 Royal Road North, Portage la Prairie, MB, R1N 1V1
(Operating out of PCRC)
Services: The Portage la Prairie Local Immigration Partnership works to supports the settlement and integration of newcomers by improving engagement, creating welcoming and inclusive spaces and communities, and overall helping newcomers feel safe, settled and welcome. If newcomer youth are looking for support services, they would be referred to the Portage Learning and Literacy Centre. Their Settlement program offers newcomer services to clients including specific programs for newcomer youth and families.
Portage la Prairie Regional Library
Address : 40 - B Royal Road North, Portage la Prairie, MB, R1N 1V1
Services: The Portage la Prairie Regional Library offers a variety of programs that are for all age groups and are free to access. On top of reading materials the library offers public Wi-Fi access and a variety of computer services including public computer workstations with Microsoft Office software, CD or USB memory stick access, children's games, photocopying and printing (for a small fee) and access to EBSCO host databases, the Ancestry database, and additional websites of interest. The library has many options for people who have difficulties accessing the library, for example the Library Home Service: run by volunteers, enables individuals unable to visit the library to borrow physical reading materials, E-Books and E-Magazines are available through eLibraries Manitoba and RBdigital, and CELA and NNELS services are available for Portage la Prairie Regional Library members with diagnosed visual impairments. They also offer Inter-Library Loans, a service where Library members can borrow material from another library, within Manitoba or outside of the province. The Library has a Multi-Purpose Room is available for rent/public use if the library does not require the space (the space holds up to a maximum of 50 people).
Rainbow Resource Center
Address: 170 Scott Street, Winnipeg, MB, R3L 0L3
Phone: (204) 474-0212
Toll-Free: 1 (855) 437-852
Services: Rainbow Resource Centre (RRC) offers support to the 2SLGBTQ+ community in the form of counselling, education, healthcare and programming for individuals ranging from children through to 55+. It also supports families, friends, and employers of 2SLGBTQ+ individuals.
RRC’s Education Program provides 2SLGBTQ+ and ally education, awareness, and outreach that assists healthcare providers, educators, students, social service, and commercial service providers.
The Youth Program offers 2SLGBTQ+ youth a safe, fun place to learn new skills, create projects, and celebrate identities. RRC also has a volunteer program, community library, and coordinates the community-led groups and committees that meet at RRC.
Youth for Christ - The Factory
Address: 60 Tupper Street North, Portage la Prairie, MB, R1N 1W8
Services: Drop-in program designed for youth ages 13-18. Activities are supervised by staff and volunteers in a safe, relational setting (pool tables, foosball, video games, activities, snack bar). Wednesday 7:30 – 10:00 pm.
Indoor skate park Tuesday & Wednesday 7:30 – 10:00 pm.
Girls Group: High school girls Wednesday after school (3:45 – 5:00 pm).
Youth for Christ - Campus Life
Address: 60 Tupper Street North, Portage la Prairie, MB, R1N 1W8
Services: Youth for Christ visits PCI, Yellowquill and Laverendrye Schools - offering a chance to talk or go for coffee (focused on having staff supply an ear to listen to). Other programs: Junior Youth for grades 7 and 8 at the factory every Tuesday from 4-6pm; Outings and activities, Supper Club - Mondays 3:30-5:00pm.
Youth for Christ - The Door
Address: 7-714 Willow Bay, Portage la Prairie, MB, R1N 3M7
Services: The Door is a connecting point in the community for Youth and Families of Portage la Prairie. Programming is specifically designed to bring activity, support and mentorship close to home. Regular programs, summer programming, after school options (located at 7-714 Willow Bay).
Kids Club Mondays 6:00 - 7:30 students grades 1-4
Girls Craft club Wednesday after school 4:00 – 5:30, girls grade 5-6
Coffee House: Any adult 18+ Thursday’s 7-8:30