Family Resource Centre

Carman Family Resource Centre

40 -2nd Street NE
Contact: Michelle Bergsma
Phone: 204-745-5571
Fax: 204-745-5572

You are welcome at the Carman Family Resource Centre!

We also have our own website, where you can find information about our Centre and the programs we offer, as well as a calendar of events and our current newsletter.

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Stay & Play

Drop in at the Carman Family Resource Centre on Thursday mornings from 10:00 – 11:45 am where parents and caregivers stay to meet and share, while their children learn and socialize through play! Free to attend, and drinks and snacks are provided. Everyone welcome! Please note: the last Stay & Play date for this season is June 20th

Alphabet Soup

Take 1 group of parents & children; add a generous helping of songs, rhymes & books, mix together a healthy snack, blend in fun, food-themed crafts, sprinkle with smiles…and ENJOY! We are excited to offer our popular Alphabet Soup program for 6 weeks on Friday mornings, May 3 – June 7 from 10:00 – 11:30am at the Centre. There is no cost to attend, and all supplies are provided…but class size is limited, and there is a separate parent part to this program (childcare will be provided.) Registration is required; please call the Centre for more information.

What’s on Wednesday?

Wednesday is always a great program day at the Carman Family Resource Centre…but what’s on Wednesdays this spring? For 6 weeks starting on May 15 through to our wind-up on June 19 we will have parent/child fun including messy play, seeding and gardening, cooking and more! Each session will be held starting at 10:00am and will be limited to a set number of participants, so registration will be required for each day.

What’s on Wednesday? Follow us on Facebook to find out! You can also contact the Centre by phone or e-mail to find out, too.

Carman Family Resource Centre Wind-up!

It’s the end of another program year and we are so happy to celebrate with you! We will be hosting a FREE one-hour swim for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers at the Carman Pool on Wednesday, June 19 from 11:00am – 12:00pm (Doors will open at 10:45am so you can get your little ones ready to go!) Pool rules require enough lifeguards for this event so you must register with the Centre. Only those who have registered will be able to attend, and every adult and child is included in our count, even if they are not in the pool.  Please register no later than June 12, 2019 by calling the CFRC @ 204-745-5571 or e-mail: (Include your name, as well as children’s names & ages)

Safe Kids Week will be held from June 3 – 9, 2019 and a community event is being planned! Look for notices and posters with all the details coming soon.

Creative Cooking

Always a popular program, our monthly cooking class gives parents the opportunity to learn and share in the kitchen. The next class dates are: Tuesday, May 14 and Tuesday, June 11.  Classes are held at the Carman Mennonite Church, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm.

All supplies are provided, and there is no cost to attend. Registration is required for each class; to register for any of the class dates, please call the Centre.  For safety reasons, children are not permitted in the kitchen. Childcare is provided. Thank you for your cooperation!

Little Hands in the Kitchen

This program introduces young children to the kitchen where they prepare simple meals and snacks for everyone to enjoy! Little Hands in the Kitchen is for parents/caregivers with their child aged 4 – 5 years (one-on-one fun!) and child care is available for younger siblings. Our next session is Tuesday, May 21 from 10:00am – 12:00pm in the kitchen at the Carman Mennonite Church. This class is full….but we will be offering this program again starting in September.

Cookbooks for Sale

The Carman Family Resource Centre has a terrific cookbook for sale! We have compiled over 350 recipes from board members, supporters and community friends, as well as many from our monthly cooking classes!

Favorite Recipes from the Carman Family Resource Centre makes a great gift! This cookbook is available for the reduced price of only $5.00 each! They can be purchased at the Centre and Toews Printing. Thank you for your support!

Healthy Baby

Southern Health/Santé Sud offers the Healthy Baby program in Carman on the last Tuesday of every month from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. The next two sessions are:
May 28 and June 25 – held at the Carman Mennonite Church. Please contact the Carman Public Health office at 204-745-2426 for more information.

Please note….

** As a general rule, we follow the Prairie Rose School Division calendar for holidays and closures; if there is no school in the division, the Centre is also closed.

** This is also true for cancellations due to weather or road conditions; listen to the radio (CFAM, CJOB, CBC and others) or check the school division website for cancellation notices.

** At the Centre, parents are always responsible for their children; please help us maintain a safe and enjoyable environment for everyone! Bring along indoor footwear or slippers, remind your child to use indoor voices and not to run or climb, and please keep your little ones out of the kitchen area.

** Finally, any hot beverages that you bring along are to be in covered travel mugs for the children’s safety.

Thank you for your cooperation! 

For more information about any of these programs, please call the Carman Family Resource Centre at 204-745-5571.