At our youth hub, you take the lead.
We’re a warm, vibrant social space that offers free counseling, youth employment services, addictions support, mental health services, primary care (seeing a doctor or nurse about your physical and sexual health), recreation, and more. Stop in, grab a coffee, charge your phone, relax and stay awhile. Here, you’re empowered to make your own choices toward the care you want, when you want it. Our services are free of cost and free of judgment.
What we do
There are so many free events and programs you can join at Huddle NorWest, in-person or online! You’ll find health and wellness workshops, drop-in counseling, mental health skills groups like Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with Mindfulness (CBTm), group activities like crafting or movie nights, community breakfasts, and so much more.
Where we are
945 Notre Dame Ave
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday: 11:00 am – 6:30 pm
Saturday: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Phone and emails are not monitored 24/7. Visit our Contact Page for more resources if you need immediate help.
How to get here
How to get to the new Huddle site at 945 Notre Dame from 103-61 Tyndall Ave:
- Take Bus 16 Island Lakes via Southdale (Stop ID: 30685).
- Take Bus 30 Downtown from Southbound McPhillips at Manitoba (Stop ID: 30491)
- Walk about 2 mins.
- YAAAY! You’ve made it.
30, 34, 36
Who we are
Huddle NorWest Coordinator
Hi! My name is Kendra. I have a Master’s degree in Family Social Sciences, and a Bachelor of Human Ecology, focusing in child and adolescent development. I am also a registered Professional Home Economist. When I’m not giggling with my two kids and partner, I love enjoying all things geeky (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Marvel, and more!). My favourite food is lemon roasted potatoes and my favourite movie is Titanic. My other hobby is event planning for nerdy celebrations in Winnipeg!
Youth Mental Health Community Counsellor
Hi, my name is Kaelee! I’m a Registered Psychiatric Nurse that is eclectic in my therapeutic approaches, drawing on my additional training in anti-oppressive, trauma informed and harm reduction practices as well as in Dialectical Behavioural Therapy. These are a few of my favourite things: cat videos, music festivals, travelling, and good belly laughs. I grew up in Northern Manitoba, and in doing so, I developed a deep connection to the wilderness and its healing potential. I feel there is much to be learned in nature! I love documentaries on history and science.
Hello! My name is Sandy. I’ve been working as a Registered Nurse for the past few years and I’ve recently completed the Authorized Prescriber course to extend my practice. My favorite way to pass time is to hang out with my puppy and my partner as well as catching up with my friends! I’m a big fan of brunch and an even bigger fan of bacon!
Youth Mental Health Community Counsellor
Hi! I’m Charmaine. My favourite pastime is playing Animal Crossing on Nintendo Switch! I also love reading books and playing board games with my friends. I’m Filipino and was born and raised here in Winnipeg. I graduated from the University of Manitoba in 2021 with a Masters in Occupational Therapy.
Teen Clinic Counsellor
Hello and bonjour! My name is Zacharie and I’m a counsellor at several teen clinics in Winnipeg—yay for teen clinics! I have a Bachelor’s of Social Work from the University of Manitoba. I love taking care of my 70+ houseplants, but you may also spot me reading and rummaging around thrift stores and fabric stores. I have always lived in Winnipeg and love our arts and culture scene. My absolute favourite food is banana chocolate chip pancakes, and my favourite movie is The Rider (directed by Chloé Zhao).
Hi, I am Dr. Hayley Chartrand. I am a registered clinical psychologist. I completed my PhD at the University of Manitoba in 2018 and a child clinical psychology internship at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 2017. I love to travel, go for bike rides, walk my dog, and sleep in. My favorite food is sushi and I like to watch Saturday Night Live.
Hello! My name is Ololade, I am the Community Programmer at the Youth Hub! I have a BA in Psychology and a minor in Family Social Sciences. I enjoy going out to restaurants and trying food from different countries and cultures. I love chatting about social justice issues, different life experiences, and sharing funny stories. The best way to my heart is through Ben and Jerrys Cookie Dough ice cream!
Peer Navigator/Research Assistant
Hi! My name is Nicolette and I am the Peer Navigator/Research Assistant at Huddle NorWest. I have a Bachelor in Human Ecology with a focus on Family Violence. Some of my hobbies include, reading, volunteering, knitting and learning how to cook all sorts of new things. My favorite type of food is Caribbean food, I wish I could pick one favorite but almost everything is too delicious! When I am not engaging in any of my hobbies I can be found watching an episode of Once Upon a Time (for the hundredth time), watching a Disney movie, connecting with family and friends or playing with my pet budgie.
Youth Mental Health Community Counsellor
Hey, I’m Deena! I have a Master’s degree in social work, an honours psychology B.A. and a developmental studies B.A. My favourite way to spend my time is by hanging out with my two young pups Finn and Rosie, travelling with my partner, reading (especially while drinking a coffee…or 2 or 3...), and hosting family and friends. I love the clinical work that I do because I get to help youth access their strengths and express themselves, while providing a safe and non-judgmental space – there is SO much value in connecting with others!
Hello! My name is Sheila and I am the new Agency Assistant of Huddle Norwest. I’ve been with Shared Health since 2007. I worked for more than 10 years in our community as a Community Health Care Worker and then got hired at the Vaccine Clinic and as a Lead Navigator / Data Quality-Entry. These are a few of my favourite things: I am a cat lover! I also love to eat pasta, Korean food, and I love the Mango Dragonfruit refresher drink from Starbucks. My favorite movies are anything from Nicholas Sparks! I love to dance, meditate, and do Yoga. To make my day better, I read inspirational and motivational words.
Our integrated youth services are provided by NorWest Co-op Community Health, in partnership with Addictions Foundation of Manitoba (AFM), Manitoba Adolescent Treatment Centre (MATC), Rainbow Resource Centre, University of Manitoba, and others.
At Huddle, youth have a safe space to be authentically themselves. We welcome and respect people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, ethnicities, faiths, race/nationalities, and abilities.
We empower all youth, families, and service providers to show the same respect to others and to celebrate each other’s differences.
Our Youth Advisory Council is a fantastic way to create positive change in your community, to connect with youth with similar lived experiences and provide peer support. You’ll get the chance to help plan events, make decisions for our youth-led programming, and provide valuable guidance to other youth seeking support.
The mission of the NorWest Youth Hub Family Council is to create a real culture of change by facilitating the involvement of family and those who care about young people. The council promotes sustainable family engagement and active participation by ensuring that all members have a safe forum for support where their contributions are respected. We meet on a monthly basis and each member is encouraged to share their voice, work together, and alongside the Youth Advisory Council. The council is composed of family members/carers who have the lived experience of a loved one with mental health concerns, support youth in the community, or have been involved in mental health initiatives in any capacity.
Catch up with Huddle NorWest
Our youth hubs are located on Treaty 1 and Treaty 2 territories. These lands on which we gather are the traditional territories of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Assiniboine, Dakota, and Dene Peoples, and the birthplace of the Métis Nation.