Info and Resources

The social service sector seems to be in constant focus, especially when young people are involved. The needs facing children and youth and their families are ever evolving, as are the philosophies, research, and methods of approach. We are fortunate, in Manitoba, that there is a united desire to see youth reach their potential. This includes government, social service authorities, communities, schools, families, and caring agencies, like Knowles Centre.

As a partner is this greater vision, we value the knowledge, input, and services of others working toward the same goals. To this end, we are pleased to compile and make available some recent publications and services that may be of interest to our own staff as well as those seeking information.

By listing the following sites, we are not necessarily endorsing the content, only making these resources available.

Michael Burdz, Ph.D., C.Psych.
Chief Executive Officer
Knowles Centre


Child & Family Services Website

Department of Families 2017/18 Annual Report

Department of Families Archived Annual Reports

The Child and Family Services Act (C.C.S.M. c. C80)

Province of Manitoba news releases


Truth a Reconciliation Commission of Canada

Tracia's Trust Index

Collaboration and Best Practices to End Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking In Manitoba, Tracia's Trust, January 2019

Transforming Child Welfare Legislation in Manitoba - Opportunities to Improve Outcomes for Children and Youth, Report of the Legislative Review Committee, September 2018

The Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth (MACY)

MACY Special Report: In Need of Protection: Angel's Story, Special Report of the Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth, December 2018


Family Navigator Program
MYS Family Navigators guide youth 13 - 24 & their families through a network of mental health & addiction supports & services in Manitoba.

An MYS Family Navigator will:

  • Help families identify & connect with the right help for your needs & situation
  • Follow-up with families within one week of your first contact with supports & services
  • Continue to support families throughout their journey (including a three-month follow-up to reassess goals & progress)

Manitoba Adolescent Treatment Centre (MATC)
MATC provides a range of mental health services to children and adolescents who experience psychiatric and/or emotional disorders.

Youth Crisis Services
Find information on 24-hour Crisis Line/Mobile Crisis Teams and Emergency Shelter/Youth Resource Centre.

211 Manitoba
211 Manitoba is a searchable online database of government, health, and social services that are available across the province. The service helps Manitobans who are looking to find the right community or social resource but don't know where to start. 211 Manitoba also makes it easy for service providers and first responders to direct others to the right resource.

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