Local Supports

This is a collection of local supports – click on the logos to view more information about them.

If you know of a local health support that is not listed here, contact us to let us know!

Western Manitoba Regional Library
Western Manitoba Regional Library
Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum
Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum
Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba
Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba
Stroke Recovery Association of Manitoba
Stroke Recovery Association of Manitoba
University of Manitoba Centre on Aging
University of Manitoba Centre on Aging
Anxiety Disorders Association of Manitoba
Anxiety Disorders Association of Manitoba
Alzheimer Society of Manitoba
Alzheimer Society of Manitoba
Manitoba Possible
Manitoba Possible
Prairie Oasis Senior Centre
Prairie Oasis Senior Centre
Brandon University
Brandon University
Manitoba Association of Optometrists
Manitoba Association of Optometrists
Brandon Friendship Centre
Brandon Friendship Centre
United Way
United Way
Brandon Legion
Brandon Legion
Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba
Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba
Brandon Seniors for Seniors
Brandon Seniors for Seniors
Manitoba Dental Association
Manitoba Dental Association
Third Age Learning Cooperative
Third Age Learning Cooperative
Sexuality Education Resource Centre Manitoba
Sexuality Education Resource Centre Manitoba
Active Aging in Manitoba
Active Aging in Manitoba
Transportation Options Network for Seniors
Transportation Options Network for Seniors
Resource Centre for Manitobans who are Deaf-Blind
Resource Centre for Manitobans who are Deaf-Blind
Eccoe Interpreting Agency
Eccoe Interpreting Agency
Westman Immigration Services
Westman Immigration Services
Addictions Foundation of Manitoba
Addictions Foundation of Manitoba
Victoria Lifeline Safe and Independent Living
Victoria Lifeline Safe and Independent Living
A&O Support Services for Older Adults
A&O Support Services for Older Adults
Prairie Mountain Health
Prairie Mountain Health
Westman Aphasia Support Group
Westman Aphasia Support Group
Westman Hospice
Westman Hospice
Brain Injury Canada
Brain Injury Canada
Tops Club Inc.
Tops Club Inc.
Diabetes Canada
Diabetes Canada
Canadian Hard of Hearing Association
Canadian Hard of Hearing Association
Samaritan House Ministries
Samaritan House Ministries
The Counselling Centre
The Counselling Centre
Canadian Cancer Society
Canadian Cancer Society

Western Manitoba Regional Library

Provides public library service to the residents of Brandon, Carberry, Neepawa, Glenboro-South Cypress, North Cypress-Langford, and Grassland.

Western Manitoba Regional Library

Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum

The Museum is dedicated to the preservation of the history of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan and serves as a unique memorial to those airmen who trained and served, and especially those who died, while serving their country in the air war of 1939-1945.

Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum

Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba

The Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba is a community-engaged contemporary art gallery that celebrates artistic excellence and diversity within our region and beyond. They believe that art is an essential element of what defines community, culture, and nation. As such, they are committed to the artists and deep art history of this land as they collectively work to understand the complexities and wonders of our lives and circumstances in this shared community.

Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba

Stroke Recovery Association of Manitoba

The Stroke Recovery Association of Manitoba supports approximately 2,000 stroke survivors each year through programs, support groups and resources.

Stroke Recovery Association of Manitoba

Stroke Recovery Association of Manitoba

The Centre on Aging, University of Manitoba, was established with a mandate to serve as a focal point for the conduct of research on aging. The Centre has developed a national and international reputation for excellence in research.

University of Manitoba Centre on Aging

Please visit our other links and resources:

Anxiety Disorder Association of Manitoba

The Anxiety Disorders Association of Manitoba aims to:

  • offer self-help for all Manitobans affected by anxiety disorders
  • provide Cognitive Behavioural Programs (CBP), and ongoing support groups for the prevention, education, early intervention and management of anxiety disorders to adults.
  • provide resources for children, adolescents, adults, families, employers and health care professionals
Anxiety Disorders Association of Manitoba

Anxiety Disorder Association of Manitoba

Founded over 35 years ago, the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba exists so that all Manitobans affected by dementia receive the help they need today and have hope for the future.

As a province-wide organization, the Society seeks to achieve its mission through community awareness; individual, family and professional education; support programs and research funding.

At the Alzheimer Society, we have a dream of what the future will look like for people with dementia and their families. We would like to share it with you.

Alzheimer Society of Manitoba
  • People with dementia and their care partners have a voice.
  • People with dementia feel safe, accepted, respected and supported to thrive throughout their journey.
  • Care partners have meaningful support when they need it.
  • People with dementia and their care partners have the tools and resources to take their next steps with confidence.
  • Manitobans actively engage with people with dementia and welcome them into all aspects of community life.
  • Manitobans have increased awareness and understanding of brain health and strategies to help reduce the risk of developing dementia.
  • Researchers provide help for people living with dementia today, and hope for a future world without dementia.

Manitoba Possible

Formerly known as: Society for Manitobans with Disabilities (SMD)

We believe an inclusive and accessible society is possible. That’s why we work together to eliminate barriers to full and equal participation. Manitoba Possible provides programs and services throughout the province – explore the site to see what’s available in your community.

Manitoba Possible provides programs and services throughout the province – explore the site to see what’s available in your community.

Manitoba Possible

Vision
An inclusive and accessible society

Mission
Working together to eliminate barriers to full and equal participation

Values
Collaboration, Diversity and Innovation

Prairie Oasis Senior Centre

Prairie Oasis exists to respect aging by improving the personal wellness of our members through nutrition and opportunities for social interaction, recreation and volunteerism.

The Centre is also responsible for the Meals on Wheels program for the City of Brandon.

Prairie Oasis Senior Centre

Brandon University (BU)

Brandon University offers a wide range of degree programs including Arts, Education, Music, Health Studies, and Science. In addition, Brandon University provides opportunities for taking a variety of courses, attending public lectures, partaking in music events and performances, and participating in the Healthy Living Centre.

Brandon University

Canadian Hard of Hearing Association

Hearing loss is the fastest growing, and one of the most prevalent, chronic conditions facing Canadians today.

  • In 2012/2013, an estimated 4.6 million Canadians aged 20 to 79 (19%) had hearing loss that affected their ability to hear normal speech.
  • One in five teenagers, aged 12 to 19 years, have some degree of hearing loss,
  • Measured hearing loss rose sharply after age 40 to reach 65% at ages 70 to 79.

Manitoba Association of Optometrists

The Manitoba Association of Optometrists (MAO) is the regulatory and licensing body for the practice of optometry in Manitoba. We are responsible for enforcement of the provisions of The Optometry Act and Regulation. Every optometrist who works in Manitoba must be registered with MAO. We are also the professional association for Manitoba optometrists.

Our mission is to ensure the safe and ethical delivery of quality eye health and vision care through the regulation of optometry in Manitoba, and to promote excellence in the practice of optometry through advocacy and education.

Manitoba Association of Optometrists

Brandon Friendship Centre

A Bridge Between Two Cultures. A Friendship centre is an urban Aboriginal service delivery agency. It exists to meet the needs of people, either migrating to cities or living in them. It attempts to bridge a gap between two cultures, the non-urban and urban culture. Our Mission statement is “to provide programs and services to all people with an initial emphasis on Indigenous people”. About Us We are an urban Indigenous service delivery agency.

Brandon Friendship Centre

United Way of Brandon

Along with our partners, United Way of Brandon & District is working to address the most pressing needs, supporting our network in new and caring ways, ensuring everyone in our communities gets the help that they need. We know that many people could not, and cannot, afford to adequately prepare for how COVID-19 is affecting their family.

United Way

Legion: Brandon Branch #003

Our mission is to serve veterans and their dependents, promote remembrance and act in the service of Canada and its communities. Brandon Branch #003 Legion is proud to also have a blossoming membership of all Canadians who support the principles of The Legion. From darts, pool, shuffleboard to meat draws, you’ll find all the activities you love when you become a member.

Brandon Legion

Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba (MDAM)

Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba (MDAM) is a self-help organization dedicated to providing support, education, and advocacy to for those living with a mood disorder, co-occurring disorders or other mental health illnesses. We increase public awareness about mood disorders and empower people to develop hope and recovery.

Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba

We offer peer support. We are people who have lived and /or shared experience with mood disorders who support each other. One in five people will experience a mood disorder (depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, trauma, postpartum, seasonal affective disorder) in their lifetime. MDAM is dedicated to offering support to individuals and their families. MDAM has been helping people help themselves for over 35 years.

Contact for provincial office in Winnipeg: 204-786-0987, toll free: 1-800-263-1460 , Contact for Brandon and Westman region: Send Email or call 204-721-2174

Brandon Seniors for Seniors

Brandon Seniors for Seniors Co-op Inc.’s purpose is:

1) to provide recreational, social, safe and wellness programs to seniors and
2) to provide a forum for identifying and advocating issues concerning seniors.

We believe that actively participating in programs with likeminded individuals brings value, meaning and quality to an individual’s life, allowing them further independence, enjoyment and longevity.

Brandon Seniors for Seniors

Manitoba Dental Association

Manitoba Dental Association is the legislative self-governing body for the profession of dentistry and dental assistants in Manitoba. “If it is in the best interest of the public then it is the best interest of the profession.”

Manitoba Dental Association

TALC (Third Age Learning Cooperative)

TALC (Third Age Learning Cooperative) provides an opportunity for retired and semi-retired people in Brandon to learn together for the sheer joy of discovery. Although not in operation during this time of COVID-19, you can check out our website for countless links to bring ideas and entertainment into your home.

Third Age Learning Cooperative

SERC (Sexuality Education Resource Centre)

Sexuality Education Resource Centre provides inclusive, non-judgmental education about sexuality. We believe that people have the right to accurate information on all their choices.

SERC Manitoba is a community-based, non-profit, pro-choice organization. We are dedicated to promoting sexual health through education.

Sexuality Education Resource Centre Manitoba

Active Aging in Manitoba (AAIM)

Active Aging in Manitoba (AAIM) is a non-profit organization, dedicated to the promotion of active aging opportunities for all older Manitobans to enhance their health, mobility and continuing participation in their community. AAIM strives for the life-long engagement of older Manitobans in healthy choices that contrib¬ute to physical, social and mental wellness, independence and quality of life. AAIM promotes programs that enable older Manitobans to stay socially connected, participate in regular physical activity, eat healthy foods and reduce risk for falls and injury.

Active Aging in Manitoba

Transportation Options Network for Seniors (TONS)

TONS is a volunteer-driven network that aims to inform and educate Manitobans on transportation options that enhance the quality of life and promote age-friendly communities.

Transportation Options Network for Seniors

Resource Centre for Manitobans who are Deaf-Blind

We exist to promote opportunities for independence, dignity and empowerment for adults in Manitoba who have become Deaf-Blind. We are committed to providing quality services that are consumer driven and responsive.

Resource Centre for Manitobans who are Deaf-Blind

ECCOE (E-Quality Communication Centre of Excellence)

ECCOE (E-Quality Communication Centre of Excellence) provides ASL interpretation across MB for individuals who are Deaf and/or Deaf-Blind and include and not limited to:

  • job interviews/staff meetings/workshops
  • medical appointments/psychiatric/surgeries
  • business meetings
  • financial appointments
  • police/legal/court
  • emergency 24/7 including police, hospitals and crisis centres
Eccoe Interpreting Agency

ECCOE’s Purpose:
To promote and provide professional, independent interpreting/intervenor services of a high calibre, which meet the needs of consumers throughout Manitoba.

Westman Immigrant Services

Westman Immigrant Services is a not-for-profit registered charity that provides the following services and programs to immigrants and refugees in the Brandon and Westman area:

  • Settlement Services
  • Employment Assistance
  • ESL Classes
  • Family and Youth Programs
  • Interpreters and Language Assistants
  • Volunteer Services
  • Settlement Workers in Schools
  • Resettlement Assistance Program
Westman Immigration Services

Through funding from IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada), services are provided to permanent residents and refugees only.

Addictions Foundation of Manitoba

AFM is a Crown agency that is committed to being a foundation of excellence in providing addictions services and supporting healthy behaviours. AFM employs over 400 staff and provides a wide range of addictions services to Manitobans through 28 locations across the province.

Addictions Foundation of Manitoba

Victoria Lifeline

Victoria Lifeline has been helping Manitobans lead safe and independent lives for over thirty years. Our medical alert service provides subscribers with 24/7 access to help both inside the home and out. With state-of-the-art fall detection technology and GPS-enabled help buttons, individuals and their families feel more confident and secure knowing they can access emergency assistance whenever they need it. With innovative ageing in place solutions, Victoria Lifeline is a valuable support system for older adults and people living with chronic conditions. We provide service to over 350 Manitoba communities and are a not-for-profit service of the Victoria General Hospital Foundation with all proceeds dedicated to advancing healthcare.

Victoria Lifeline Safe and Independent Living

A & O Support Services for Older Adults

A & O: Support Services for Older Adults Inc. is a not-for-profit organization that provides specialized services for older Manitobans. The goal of these programs is to empower and support older adults in the community. A & O’s core programs and services are organized under three foundational pillars: Social Engagement, Safety & Security and Counselling.

A&O Support Services for Older Adults

Social Engagement:
This pillar enables older Manitobans to remain independent and engaged in their communities. Programs included in this pillar include Senior Centre Without Walls, Connect Program and Senior Immigrant Settlement Services {SISS).

Safety & Security:
The agency provides innovative safety and security programs and services. Programs included are, Elder Abuse Prevention Services, Safe Suite Program, Older Victim Services, SafetyAid: Fall Prevention and This Full House.

Counselling Services:
The agency provides pertinent information about a wide range of counselling, support and community referral materials for older Manitobans. Services in this pillar include Counselling, Information & Referral, Intake, Housing and Legal Services.

Prairie Mountain Health (PMH)

Prairie Mountain Health is one of five regional health authorities in Manitoba. The region covers a large geographical area of about 67,000 square kilometres. The population of the health region was 170,899 (2018). Prairie Mountain Health’s vision is “Health and Wellness for All.”

Prairie Mountain Health

Westman Aphasia Inc. (WAI)

Westman Aphasia Inc. (WAI) is a non-profit, community-based, charitable organization dedicated to addressing the needs of individuals and their caregivers who are living with a chronic communication disorder known as aphasia. WAI is led by a volunteer Board of Directors.

Westman Aphasia Support Group

Unfortunately, many Canadians, healthcare agencies and healthcare providers have limited knowledge or understanding about aphasia. WAI was formed over 10 years ago to increase awareness of aphasia, provide support and services to individuals with aphasia, their caregivers and families, and to educate caregivers and healthcare providers about aphasia and the communication tools that help to create an aphasia-friendly environment.

Westman Hospice

A not-for-profit volunteer-based organization providing companion volunteer and bereavement services for persons at the end of life and their families. Services are provided at home or in institutional settings by trained volunteers.

Westman Hospice

OUR SERVICES
All services are offered by trained volunteers. ALL services are FREE of charge. Our services include:

  • Visiting in home and in facility
  • Relief for spouse or caregiver
  • Grief and Loss resource library
  • Community education for
  • Palliative care
  • A listening ear
  • Outings

Our Mission
The Mission of Westman Hospice Association is to enhance quality of life, promote dignity, provide support, and empower individuals and their families that are facing a life threatening illness.

Our Vision
We advocate for excellence in hospice care and education, and ensure access to quality end-of-life support.

Brain Injury Canada

The Manitoba Brain Injury Association is dedicated to providing education about brain injury and support for individuals and families living with the effects of brain injury, and for others who support these individuals. Brain Injury Canada (formerly The Brain Injury Association of Canada) was formed in 2002 after a groundswell of advocacy and national activity by local brain injury associations, survivors and caregivers across the country.  All agreed that the movement needed a national voice and national facilitator to connect and support the movement across Canada.

Brain Injury Canada

Mission
The mission of Brain Injury Canada is to enhance the quality of life of individuals and families/caregivers living with brain injury in Canada.

Vision
All individuals and families/caregivers living with the effects of brain injury are supported, valued and engaged in their communities.

Values:

  • Be accountable, transparent, equitable and responsible as financial stewards, charitable recipients and to preserve our charitable status.
  • Demonstrate leadership through collaboration.
  • Provide solutions through service, education, advocacy and research, which promote equal opportunity for brain injury stakeholders

Tops Club Inc.

TOPS stands for Taking Off Pounds Sensibly. Unlike some groups like Weight Watchers, there’s no points to count, diets to stick to or fads to follow. It’s about a group of women (and men) getting together every week to weigh in and have brief meetings meant to inform and motivate you for the week to come during your weight loss journey.

Tops Club Inc.

Diabetes Canada

Diabetes Canada is the nation’s most trusted provider of diabetes education, research, resources, and services. We’ve helped millions of Canadians affected by diabetes understand it, manage it, and combat complications since 1953. Our mission is to lead the fight against diabetes by helping people with diabetes live healthy lives while working to find a cure.

Diabetes Canada

Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (CHHA)

CHHA Manitoba Chapter works with government departments, businesses, healthcare and educational organizations to promote and support access to services for people with hearing loss. Our work focuses on increasing awareness of hearing loss with the hard of hearing population as well as in both the public and private sectors, and advocacy on behalf of hard of hearing Manitobans.

The Manitoba Chapter is part of the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association, the only national voice for hard of hearing Canadians. There are many provincial chapters and branches throughout Canada.

Canadian Hard of Hearing Association

Samaritan House Ministries

Samaritan House Ministries, Inc. is a collection of programs and supports to help the hungry, hurting and homeless to live and thrive in Brandon, Manitoba.

Samaritan House Ministries

Counselling Centre for Hope, Healing and Encouragement

The Counselling Centre for Hope Healing and Encouragement Inc. provides professional therapeutic counselling for individuals, couples, families and groups in the Westman Region at affordable rates. Providing care in partnership with a number of Employee Assistance Programs (EAP), we offer many different counselling options.

The Counselling Centre

The Canadian Cancer Society

The Canadian Cancer Society is a national community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer.

At the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS), our vision is a world where no one fears cancer. With the support of our volunteers and donors, we improve and save lives by taking a comprehensive approach to our work against more than 100 types of cancer. CCS funds research, provides services to those living with cancer, advocates on important cancer-related issues and educates and empowers people to make healthy choices.

Canadian Cancer Society