Our Training Center offers a range of certifications based on our program expertise. Through our leadership in aquatics, we have a long history of delivering trusted life-saving training for future lifeguards, swim instructors and staff and offer First Aid and CPR certifications. We have also provided mental health services since 1982, and are proud to help train others in Mental Health First Aid to build support in the community.

Courses can be run at your location or a YMCA-YWCA of Winnipeg site with no extra room rental fee charged. 

By choosing the Y for your training, you help support a range of initiatives that are part of our work in Building Healthy Communities.

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid has been shown to build mental health literacy, decrease stigmatizing attitudes, and help participants identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness.

Learn to recognize the signs that a person may be experiencing a decline in their mental well-being or a mental health crisis and how to provide initial help and guide the person to appropriate professional resources. Training covers four of the most common and most stigmatized mental health disorders, including signs/symptoms, risk factors, and crisis first aid for specific situations:

  • Substance-Related Disorders: Crisis First Aid for Overdose
  • Mood-Related Disorders: Crisis First Aid for Suicidal Behaviour
  • Anxiety and Trauma-related Disorders: Crisis First Aid for Panic Attack; Crisis First Aid for Acute Stress Reaction
  • Psychotic Disorders: Crisis First Aid for Psychotic Episode.

The training does not teach participants to become therapists or counsellors. Rather, it provides the skills, knowledge, and attitudes that allow someone to offer effective first aid intervention

Mental Health First Aid Course Delivery

The course begins with a self-directed module (Module 1) that is completed online. Module 1 focuses on the information and strategies that participants will discuss and practice throughout the classroom modules (Modules 2 and 3). Course participants are required to complete Module 1 before participating in Module 2 and 3. Modules 2 and 3 can be offered as a full day or two half days.

  • Public Courses: $215 per person. Additional $50 for the printed resource book (optional).  Register
    - Downtown Y: Saturday, June 8, 2024, 9:00-5:00pm (full day) ​​​​
  • Closed Courses (for your group only): Contact us for fees and to arrange courses for your group 

To learn more or to register call 204-989-5890 or 204-989-4194 or email rebecca.trudeau@ymanitoba.ca.

All fees are subject to GST.

First Aid and CPR

Standard First Aid with CPR C (Adult, Child, Infant) provides CPR skills for those who need training due to work requirements or who want to learn emergency first aid skills as well as how to respond to sudden medical emergencies, head and spinal injuries and environmental emergencies. Manual and certificate provided upon completion.

  •  2-day Public Courses: 2024 dates coming 

Emergency First Aid is for people who want general knowledge of first aid and the emergency treatment of injuries. Includes CPR C and AED training and is recognized by Manitoba Workplace Health and Safety. Valid for 3 years.

  • 8-hour Public Course: 2024 dates coming

Shift Change Supervisor Training Program

The Manitoba Construction Sector Council in partnership with YMCA-YWCA of Winnipeg will deliver the program. The “Gender Inclusive Leadership Training Course” is designed and delivered for male supervisors working in skilled trades.

The work is conversation-based and includes concepts like:

  • Understanding and awareness of gender in the workplace
  • Gender differences and identities
  • Power and privilege
  • Communication
  • Gender-based violence
  • Conflict resolution
  • Leadership
  • Action planning

Shift Change Supervisor Training Program Delivery

The Gender Inclusive Leadership Training Course includes 30 hours of hybrid work (in-person and online). Through this unique program, we’re seeing big change happen in small business. Participant organizations are seeing leaders emerge and teams get stronger. Supervisors are seeing team culture shift to be more positive and inclusive.

Time: May 10, 17, 24, 31, June 7, 14th 2024 (9 am - 12 pm) 

Location: MCSC Training Room at 205-530 Kenaston Blvd, Winnipeg, MB R3N 1Z4

Facilitator: Stephen Law 

To register fill out the online form.

For more information, email info@mbcsc.com

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Funding for the Shift Change Supervisor Training Program provided by the Government of Canada and the Manitoba government.

SHIFT CHANGE was developed by the YWCA of Halifax, and the Canadian Coalition of Women in Engineering, Science, Trades and Technology, and with funding support from Women and Gender Equality Canada and the Province of Manitoba.