We're here to make a difference and we're dedicated to enhancing the lives of our friends and neighbours in Elmwood. We have a collection of compassion ministries designed to reach out and befriend, assist and encourage disadvantaged people who live in our neighbourhood.

Riverwood House

An Innovative Recovery Housing Project

Riverwood House will be a 40-unit Recovery Housing complex taking aim at addictions, poverty, and homelessness through a safe, stable and supportive environment for Winnipeg's at-risk population.


Riverwood Food Bank is currently located at 274 Talbot Ave. The building we call ‘The Garage’ which has a historic past as an auto body shop. We partner with Harvest Manitoba to provide groceries to Elmwood families every week. Every Wednesday morning we unload the delivery truck and prepare for our two food banks which occur in the afternoon and evening. We strive to keep the process welcoming, dignifying and free of discrimination. Our healthy food policy also helps keep us focused on providing good food that will encourage healthy eating habits and give our neighbours the opportunity to thrive.


Food Bank hours:

Wednesdays: 12-1:30pm and 5:30PM - 6:30PM

Walk-ins are available on a limited basis but it is best to register with Harvest Manitoba.

If you are in need of food, please contact
Harvest Manitoba at 204-982-3660 to register for a hamper.

The Food bank will be closed the following dates:

July 1 and 2 for Canada Day stat

Nov. 11 for Remembrance Day

Dec. 23 and Dec. 30 for holidays

Meal service has been suspended due to COVID-19 but we look forward to gathering again as soon as Manitoba Public Health says it’s safe to.


Our homemade freezer meals are available every week during food bank times for $2 each. Menu varies.

If you’re interested in serving Wednesday mornings or Wednesday nights, please email LeeAnn.



An energized and lively community night, Kidz Club offers a place for elementary-aged kids from Elmwood to connect, feel accepted, and be cheered on by mentors and leaders. It truly is a privilege to experience kids from all over the Elmwood community coming together to share games, crafts, snacks, and friendship.


Year Round (Church Service)

Saturdays: 5:00PM – 7:00PM

Drop off at the Garage, 274 Talbot Ave


October to May (Regular Programming)

Mondays + Tuesdays: 6:30PM–8PM

Warehouse, 270 Gordon Avenue (Monday)

Lord Selkirk School, 170 Poplar Ave (Tuesday)

June to August (Mosaic Kids Art Program)

Mondays: 6:00PM – 8:00PM

The Firehall, 325 Talbot Ave

To get involved please email Jon.


The Refuge is a collection of programs that respond to the needs of women in the Elmwood Community. It is a mentor-based program that provides support groups based on different circumstances and needs. We offer general support to young moms, and specific group supports to women dealing with domestic violence and addiction issues. 

Learn to Cook

For more information on this beginner cooking class, please email by clicking below, or calling 204-668-3181 ext. 210

The Garage

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