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Relocation Support Services in Winnipeg

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A warm welcome to Winnipeg!

The MFRC is here to ensure you and your family are supported through your move to Winnipeg.

If you are clearing in or visiting for the first time, book an appointment with our Client Care Coordinator Jessica Jones to ensure you receive personalized support or service referrals. Bring the whole family if possible so that everyone can be equally informed.

If you have yet to arrive, we encourage you also to contact Jessica. She has essential pre-arrival information that can help make your relocation go as smoothly as possible.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Manitoba Health Card

    Civilian family members must apply for Manitoba Health cards. The three-month waiting period is waived for Canadian military families in Manitoba, and families can apply for health cards as soon as they have a Manitoba address.

    Applications can be made online or in person at:
    300 Carlton Street, Winnipeg, MB, R3B 3M9

    Business hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    To apply online, and for more information, visit:
    Manitoba Health Card and Coverage


  • Family Doctor

    Finding a family doctor for civilian family members is important. Thankfully, most newly-posted families can find a family doctor within a few short months.

    Contact any of the following services to apply for a family doctor:

    Manitoba Family Doctor Finder
    204-786-7111 or Toll Free: 1-866-690-8260

    Canadian Military Family Doctor Network
    1-877-633-7722 ext. 3507

    While waiting to get a family doctor, know that there are other tools and applications available to you. The Maple app and Q-Doc both offer online doctor's appointments and prescription refills.

    QDoc - free provincially funded, online platform that connects you to local doctors by video

    Maple - connects you to Canadian-licensed online doctors and specialists right from the comfort of your home

  • School Divisions and Districts

    Follow this link to find school division and district maps, and information about schools in Manitoba.
    Schools in Manitoba

    For more information about the franco-manitoban school division follow this link:
    Accueil - Division Scolaire Franco-Manitobaine

    Relocation can have a significant impact on education. Follow this link to find our Education resources guide.
    CFMWS Education Resources Guide

  • Employment

    Check out the Winnipeg Employment Resource Hub for all your job search needs.

    Or contact the Program Manager, Jenny Brennan, for other questions:
    [email protected]
    204 833 4500 local 4509

  • Child Care

    Effective April 2, 2023, parents of children who are enrolled in infant, nursery and preschool programs will pay $10 a day per child for regular hours of care (4 to 10 hours) at licensed childcare facilities that receive operating grants.

    For school-age children attending for three periods per day (before school, lunch and after school), parent fees are also being reduced to $10 a day.

    This tool allows families to search for early learning and childcare facilities that meet their needs and then families can directly contact the childcare provider of their choice.

    Manitoba Child Care Search

  • Auto Insurance

    In Manitoba, auto insurance is provided by the Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI).

    If you are new to Manitoba visit this link to know more:
    New or Returning to Manitoba

Things to do

Building 90 Fitness and Recreation Center

Features an aquatic centre, gymnasium, squash, and a weight/cardio room.
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Westwin Community Centre

Features summer and kids programs for PSP and MFRC.
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Local Clubs

Connect with others that share similar interests by joining one of our local clubs!
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Recreational Activities

No matter if it is Winter or Summer, you can find plenty of outdoor activities.
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MFRC Lending Library

For a $20 annual membership fee, your family will have access to borrowing day passes for Manitoba's popular attractions.

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Learn new skills, meet new people, make a difference and have fun by joining our community of volunteers. 

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Local Resources

Military members, ask your CO for support within your unit surrounding your relocation

National Resources

Information and services to support your family through relocation
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