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 refreshments are provided. Everyone welcome!

Kit & Kaboodle: On the Go!

Kit & Kaboodle: On the Go! includes songs and rhymes, book sharing and story time, with a craft and snack at each session. This program will be held for six weeks on Wednesday mornings from10:00am – 11:30am starting September 19 through October 31 at the Centre. (Please note that there will be no program on October 3.) There is no cost to attend; please contact the Centre or more information or to register your child.

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, October 23 from 10:00am – 12:00pm in the kitchen at the Carman Mennonite Church. Registration is required and space is limited; there is no cost to attend and all supplies are provided.  Please contact the Centre to register.

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, October 9 and Tuesday, November 13.  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!

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!

Mark Your Calendars…

One Stop Shop in the Hall will be held on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at the Carman Community Hall! We will team up again with the Carman Kinettes to offer this event to the community.

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:

Sept 25 and Oct 30 – 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.