A Community Hub of Services and Programs

The Knox building, prominent in the circle surrounding Central Park, is open 7 days a week for a large variety of community groups and services.

Knox is a gathering place where people find welcome, safety, acceptance.  It is a place for feasting and fasting, for learning and doing, for praying and partying, a space that belongs as much to the neighbourhood as it does to the church.

Programs operating out of the building include those which Knox is involved in the delivery/funding (they are listed under Knox Programs in menu above) and those which utilize space in our building.  There is a list of them below, with information on how to contact them.

We also have occasional renters.  For more information, see our Rentals page.

In June 2019, The Manitoba Islamic Association joined the Community Hub when they purchased the building just north of Knox at 406 Edmonton from the congregation.

MIA has long wanted to have a presence in downtown, where many newcomer Muslims live. They plan to convert the currently vacant second floor to house mental health services and poverty-relief programs as well as a space for up to 200 people to pray. The Knox Day Nursery will remain on the main floor and a child welfare agency will continue to occupy space.

It is a wonderful opportunity to develop community,  with hopes for shared programming and other connections. (Read More)

 

mosaicnet.ca

A neighbourhood language learning program, and family resource network, Mosaic provides English classes with quality child care, settlement and parenting support for newcomer parents. Mosaic programs help participants develop English language skills and community connections while their children socialize in a safe and educational environment.

wcpwrc.org

The Winnipeg Central Park Women’s Resource Centre is not-for-profit women and family focused organization providing information, peer support and skills training programs and services to improve the lives of community women and their familie.

www.mosaicnet.ca

Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) works with families to support parents, primarily mothers, in their critical role as their child’s first and most important teacher. HIPPY strengthens families and communities by empowering mothers to actively prepare their children for success in school. HIPPY is a unique family literacy system that blends together a number of paths to benefit newcomer/multicultural families. The paths include: developing parents’ abililty, skills, and attitudes required to effectively educate their preschool children, supportive nurturing and education of preschool children, employing newcomer parents as home visitors and integrating socially isolated parents into mainstream society.  

See FreePress Article:

www.hsmm.ca

Healthy Start has a long history at Knox, becoming a partner in 1998.  Knox is one of their program sites.

Healthy Start for Mom & Me is a drop in program where people who are pregnant and parents with babies up to 1 year can learn how to give their babies the healthiest start possible.

The program provides friendship, acceptance, information and other practical supports in 9 Winnipeg neighbourhoods. At each group there is an outreach worker, dietitian and public health nurse to answer questions. 

 

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The Boys and Girls Club (bgcwinnipeg.ca) is partnered with Art City (artcityinc.com) to offer an early evening program for children to develop creativity and cultural awareness through hands on participation.

www.aa.org

Noon Break is a daily AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) group.

worldvillagemusic.ca

World Village Music is the home of the World Village Gospel Choir, directed by Rachel Landrecht and Neil Weisensel.  This gospel choir is a unique vocal ensemble that sings gospel music from all over the world.

Their mission is to create a supportive and inclusive community that enables each singer to express their true, free voice: creating music that brings joy to singer and audience,  and through their shared experience illuminate the power of human connection.

Click here for a video of Hamba Nathi recorded at a concert held at Knox.

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Foundation for Freedom is Narcotics Anonymous  weekly open meeting with discussion and participation.

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The Ethio-Canadian Cultural Academy  began with a group of volunteers at the Folklorama Ethiopian Pavilion in 2010. Their mission is to further educate kids and youth of Ethiopian descent who live in Canada about their heritage and cultural background, through dance classes and annual events for  parents and kids in the community.

 

For more information contact 204-218-3650