In Need?

Preparing for and having a baby can be hard if you’re in financial need. Here are some organizations/programs that may be able to help.

I also encourage you to check out this excellent, comprehensive list of resources created by Pamela Delisle of You Can’t Spoil a Baby. It includes financial benefits, breastfeeding supports, low-cost baby clothing and equipment options, and many more helpful suggestions.

Manitoba Prenatal Benefit

  • This is a monthly benefit payment to help you eat the healthy foods during pregnancy
  • “The amount you will receive is based on your income. You could get between $10.00 to $81.41 a month. If you are approved for the benefit, you can start to receive monthly cheques in your second trimester of pregnancy until the month your baby is due.”

Manitoba Child Benefit

  • This benefit provides financial assistance to parents who are not on Employment & Income assistance.
  • “Low-income families may be eligible for up to $420 tax free each year for every child. For a single parent of three children working full or part time and earning $15,000 or less, this totals $1,260 with partial benefits for parents who earn $15,000 to $20,000.”

You Can’t Spoil a Baby
You Can’t a Baby is a Winnipeg-based organization that organized gifts of donated new/gently used baby clothes and items to expectant parents who are in need of assistance. Families in need are matched with a family or group who can help.

The organization is also on Facebook: You Can’t Spoil a Baby.