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73 Hargrave Street- Second Floor

Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1N3

Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday – 8:30am to 4:30pm


Welcome to the

Dauphin Friendship Centre

In 1974, the Dauphin Friendship Centre (DFC)
incorporated as a community based, not for profit,
charitable organization. We are 1 of 11 Friendship
Centres in Manitoba, and 1 of over 120 across Canada.

Our Mission Statement
“To enhance the quality of life for both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in the community by working together to
provide quality programs and services to meet the needs of our membership and the community at large.”

Our regular business hours are from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday, with some programs being offered in the evenings and on weekends. We welcome everyone to come see what programs and services we offer, or visit the Dauphin Friendship Centre on Facebook for up to date information

Emergency Assistance
Providing short term help with emergency situations including shortage of food and needing to access resources but not knowing where to go or how to start.

Provides a selection of items through our canteen at our bingo events, or a catering service with a wide variety of choices for small and large groups. We even deliver for free within the City of Dauphin.

Community Programs
Various community programs that includes Monday Night Adult Activities, Square Dance Jamboree, Picnic In The Park,
Tapestry Multicultural Celebration, agency luncheons,
community graffiti removal, and other events that enhance our community and promote positive activities.

Meeting Space Rentals
A variety of gathering spaces are available for groups as small as six, to a maximum of 225.

Christmas Dinner and Dance/ Family Christmas
To celebrate the festive season we host a dance with supper and traditional old time music for adults, and a party with children’s activities for families.

Parenting Classes
Classes with parenting topics and tips for caregivers of children age 0-5 years, preteen, and teen. These small group based sessions are held throughout the year depending on demand.

Christmas Hampers/Angel Tree
Provides hampers and children’s gifts for families in need during the festive season.

Read With Me
Distributes bags containing age appropriate books, educational resources, and information on community resources for children 0 – 5 years of age. These are free and are for the family to keep. We also take donations of gently used books and distribute these to anyone needing them.

Christmas Hampers/Angel Tree
Provides hampers and children’s gifts for families in need during the festive season.

Our events occur every Saturday and Sunday evening with
Share The Wealth, Regular Games, and Accumulator Games.
The jackpot prize is $1,000 at each event. Doors are open at
5:00 pm and the canteen is also open.

Coats for the Community
We gratefully accept donations of gently used childrens or adults coats, winter boots, and outer wear that anyone in need can access in the early winter months

The Dauphin Friendship Centre delivers programs that support and enhance social, personal, economic, and emotional well being. These focus on providing services that improve education, recreation, employment, housing, justice, cultural and social outcomes for our families, youth, and children and benefit everyone in our community.

We also support the work of other community organizations
because by working together, we can all make Dauphin and the Parkland region a better place to live. We pride ourselves on being inclusive and open to anyone
regardless of ethnicity, age, religion, gender, or ability.

Smaller Programs and Services:
  • Access to a public telephone including free long distance calls if relating to justice, housing, employment, or child welfare.
  • Printing education or employment related documents such as
  • Housing applications and information from other rental
    organizations and landlords.
  • Staff who are a Commissioner for Oaths.
  • Fax (send and receiving) services for clients.
  • Laminating (small fee)
  • Access to most government and non-government forms, documents, or applications and computer use to complete these forms if they must be submitted electronically or print them.
  • Public computer use for social media and free WIFI.
  • Information on other programs and services in our area.
  • Photocopying documents (free or small fee).
  • Many other smaller services that are not available or easily accessible in our community.

DFC Larger Programs
Healthy Baby
Monthly group sessions that support pre and post-natal care for expectant mothers, those with babies up to a year of age, and their family supports. We connect participants with other parents, families, and health professionals while providing information on infant and pre-natal related topics. A Public Health Nurse attends sessions and we provide free childcare and transportation to and from the program.

Youth Activities
We have after school programming for 6-12 year old youth and evening programming for 11-24 year old youth that emphasizes education, recreation, health, social activities, and culture. The program operates various evening and weekend activities depending on input from youth and the time of the year. There are also youth cultural activities and music classes during the week.

Community Liaison
Helping clients complete forms and letters, advocating on
behalf of clients, assisting with issues such as homelessness and short term emergencies, referring people to proper community resources, and providing information on a wide variety of topics including child welfare and justice processes.

Fine Option
Provides an option for those mandated through the justice
system to work in our community rather than pay a fine or to complete their Community Service order. Clients can learn new job skills and gain work experience while helping organizations in our community.

Partners for Careers
Works with job seekers to develop cover letters and resumes and assist with employment searches, career development, and applying for training or continuing education opportunities.

Little Steps Head Start Family Centre
A safe stimulating environment that builds and supports family’s lifelong learning based on six principals: culture and language; education; nutrition; social support; health promotion; and parental and family involvement. We provide healthy snacks and free transportation for children to attend the program, and are licensed to accept 20 three year olds in the morning and 20 four year olds in the afternoon.

Food for Thought
Providing a free hot nutritious lunch to registered Mountain
View School Division students twice a week during the coldest months. Volunteers prepare food Monday and Wednesday and serve it at the schools or DFC on Tuesday and Thursday.

Through a coordinated approach provides early identification of individuals with multiple complex challenges, and brings them, those close to them, and agencies together to identify client’s barriers and provide supports to reduce problematic behaviors. This includes case planning, helping manage crisis, having someone neutral the individual can talk to,
connecting them with community services, and providing a
unified voice that can better advocate to address their needs. DART works with any youth under 18 years of age, and Re-START focuses on adults over 18 years of age who are presently or at risk of becoming involved with the justice system.

Insight Mentoring
A unique three year service that provides intensive case
management, support, and advocacy for women who are 18 years or older; who are pregnant or have had a baby in the past year; use alcohol or drugs before, during, or after pregnancy; and are not well connected to resources.