Healthy Child Coalition – South East is a rural coalition in the south east corner of Manitoba.  The South East has one of the fastest growing populations in Manitoba.  The region covers approximately 10,000 square kilometres, encompassing 10 rural municipalities, Buffalo Point First Nation, one city, two towns, a village and a number of small communities and an unorganized territory.

The coalition aims to involve all stakeholders working with children age 0-5 years to work together to maximize the potential of all children, families and communities in South East region so that every individual may feel accepted, valued and safe.

HCC-SE supports parent child programs across the region and partners to deliver STARS of the Future screening clinics, Baby Steps newborn resource, parent child facilitator training and parent child programs.

Parent child programs are available in several South East communities.   View  the listing of Family Resource Programs in Southeast Manitoba, check the events calendar or contact the Program Coordinator with the Healthy Child Coalition – South East for more information on the parent child programs in the south east. See  Healthy Child Manitoba’s Best Practices Guidelines for parent child/family resource programs.

Members of Healthy Child Coalition – South East

Healthy Child Coalition – South East is one of Healthy Child Manitoba’s 26 regional coalitions.
Representation on the coalition includes members from Southern Health-Santé Sud, Family Services & Labour, Anna’s House Family Resource Centre, Borderland School Division, Eastman Immigrant Services, Hanover School Division,  Jake Epp Library,  Red River Valley School Division, and Seine River School Division.

HCC-SE Partner links

What We Do

Parent child coalitions bring together community strengths and resources within a geographic boundary or community, through partnerships between different sectors. This approach promotes and supports community-based programs and activities for children and families, with a priority focus on the early years.  Parent child coalitions support existing activities and initiate new activities that reflect each community’s diversity and strength.  Parent child programming is intended to build healthy child development through the core activities of:

Positive Parenting

Activities to support and enhance parents’ ability to nurture the healthy development of their young children (i.e. parent education programs, parent support groups,  parent child groups and activities, toy and resource libraries, drop in activities).

Nutrition and Physical Health

Activities to promote healthy lifestyles through education and community supports (i.e. parent education programs, nutrition guidance, community kitchens, activities promoting physical activity and fitness, injury prevention).

Learning and Literacy

Activities to support the learning success of children through opportunities to improve family literacy and numeracy and participate in quality early childhood experiences (i.e. creative play and recreation programs, family literacy programs, parent child drop-in programs, lending libraries).

Community Capacity-Building

Activities to build community capacity through leadership opportunities, volunteering and community service (i.e. education, networking, leadership opportunities, engaging community in planning programs and services).