Minister's Message


Honourable Heather Stefanson, Minister of FamiliesAs Minister of Manitoba Families, I am pleased to welcome you to our department’s website, your portal to the many government programs and services available to help strengthen our province’s families.

Our government recognizes the importance of supporting the development of healthy children and families as part of our efforts to ensure a better Manitoba for all of us – today and for years to come.

Throughout this site, you will find information and referrals for a variety of family-related supports including child care, child welfare, foster care, employment and income assistance, disability supports, housing, family conciliation, poverty reduction, and much more.

Strong families contribute to positive individual and neighbourhood development, both adding to the vitality of our province. Our team continues to work with other government departments, child and family services authorities and community partners to provide accessible, comprehensive social services for Manitoba families.

Explore the many ways we are investing in our families and, through that support, investing in the future of the province we proudly call home.

Honourable Heather Stefanson
Minister of Families

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