Youth Programs at RRC
RRC offers 2SLGBTQ+ youth a fun, positive space to learn new skills, create projects, and celebrate our identities. Programming focuses on fostering resilience, increasing self-esteem and self-confidence while building social networks, contacts, and peer support.
Camp Aurora is Manitoba’s only 2SLGBTQ+ youth summer camp for youth aged 14 – 19 and has now been running for ten years! Camp Aurora offers the typical summer camp experience of outdoor activities, such as swimming, canoeing, and campfires, as well as identity-affirming, community building workshops in a positive and supportive environment. Camp Aurora is committed to providing a positive space for 2SLGBTQ+ and allied youth to explore identity, make meaningful connections, and feel a sense of belonging.
Klinic Crisis Line (24/7): 204-786-8686 or Toll Free: 1-888-322-3019
Manitoba Suicide Prevention & Support Line (24/7) Toll Free: 1-877-435-7170
Sexual Assault Crisis Line (24/7): 204-786-8631 or Toll Free: 1-888-292-7565
Kids Help Phone (24/7): call 1-800-668-6868, text 686868, chat online kidshelpphone.ca
Trans Lifeline (24/7): 1-877-330-6366
Youth Mobile Crisis (24/7): 204-949-4777
Crisis Response Centre (ages 18+): 204-940-1781, walk in mental health support located at 817 Bannatyne St Winnipeg, Manitoba.
The Link (formerly Macdonald Youth Services)
YRC & Shelter Winnipeg: 159 Mayfair Ave. Winnipeg, Manitoba (204-477-1804)
The Link offers a safe place for youth to stay overnight or short term. The resource centre is available to youth 24/7. The resource centre provides basic needs such as food, showers, counselling, advocacy and referrals for additional help.
YRC & Shelter Thompson: 116 Hemlock Cresc. Thompson, Manitoba (204-778-5382)
The Link offers a safe place for youth 24/7. The resource centre provides basic needs such as food, showers, clothing, laundry, first aid, crisis intervention, counselling, or referrals.
Ndinawe 24-Hour Safe House
Ndinawe Safe House offers 24-hour shelter and necessities for Winnipeg children and youth who are living on the streets, are at risk of abuse and exploitation, or in need of a safe place to stay. Ndinawe includes youth who have had previous conflict with the law. Youth can admit themselves to Ndinawe without the referral of child and family service workers.
SNA’s West End 24 Hour Safe Space for Youth (WE24)
SNA’s West End 24 Hour Safe Space for Youth (WE24): 204-333-9681 https://spenceneighbourhood.org/program/we24/
WE24 operates out of 430 Langside Street. Winnipeg, Manitoba. WE24 provides an overnight space for youth 13-26 to rest, access food, resources, and basic needs.
658 Ross Avenue. Winnipeg, Manitoba: 204-949-4090 https://rossbrookhouse.ca/
Rossbrook House offers a drop-in centre for children and youth. Monday – Friday 3:30pm – 12 midnight. Open 24 hours all weekends, all school holidays including July and August.
Resource Assistance for Youth (RAY)
RAY Resource Assistance for Youth: https://rayinc.ca/
125 Sherbrook St. Winnipeg, Manitoba (204-783-5617) Phone’s answered Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm.
RAY offers basic needs items and showers during drop-in hours Monday-Friday 1pm – 4pm.
Ray offers housing supports if you are over 18 and have income.
Sunshine House: 646 Logan Ave https://www.sunshinehousewpg.org/
Drop In: Mondays and Wednesday, 2:00pm – 4:30 pm, folks can access harm reduction supplies (condoms, syringes, etc.) as well as laundry and bathing facilities. June – August regular Monday Drop In is cancelled and participants are invited to arrive at 10 am to travel to Sunshine Farm in Rosenort.
Like That: Monday and Wednesday 6:00pm – 8:30 pm, folks exploring gender and sexual identity can gather at Sunshine House for fun, skill building and recreation. Come as you are!
Brunch: Sundays except for holidays, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. A delicious Sunday brunch for $2 (kids under 12 are free)! Sunshine House staff prepare nutritious and delicious breakfast food!
Huddle offers six huddle spaces in Manitoba, with different services available at different hubs. Services include mental health services, substance use services, primary care, peer support, ceremony and cultural services, EIA supports, recreation, housing supports, 2SLGBTQ+ supports and more! Hours and days open vary by location.