{Nest}

1. a place to hold, protect, or support one’s family; 2. a safe place to grow offspring; 3. a place to shelter one’s young; 4. a person’s snug retreat or refuge; 5. a cosy or secluded place of rest; 6. a place that is warm and comfortable; 7. home.

Nest Family Centre is Winnipeg’s only family centre created by an experienced health professional and designed to cater to the needs and desires of Winnipeg families. Our goal is to provide knowledge and support to all expectant and young families with up-to-date and accurate information provided by our team of trained and educated professionals. With proper education, families will be able to make informed decisions about all aspects of health.

At Nest Family Centre you will find information that will be unbiased; we will always encourage families to make their own decisions for themselves. Health and a person’s sense of wellbeing is personal. Our goal is to provide knowledge and power for the purpose of promoting wellbeing for everybody, from all backgrounds, with all experience levels, respecting all the lovely differences that make people unique.

We would love to follow you through pre-conception to the time where your child leaves your nest for kindergarten. We will strive to be your new home away from home. Come home to Nest, and take care of all that you hold dear.

Creating Nest Family Centre has been a dream of mine for over ten years, and I feel incredibly fortunate that my dream is now a reality. When I was in university, studying to become an obstetrics nurse, I dreamed of providing a place where I could promote wellbeing and practice preventative health management. This dream was fueled by the idea that health promotion begins with empowering ourselves to take charge of our own lives through education and support.

When I officially began my nursing career, I saw how important education and the sense of a support network are to people’s outlook and actual health. Over the years, while gaining experience both in and out of the hospital and community, my dream grew until I came to a place where my family centre could be born. After a long labour, I am thrilled to announce my new home, Nest Family Centre.

I will continue to strive every day to promote a sense of pride and ownership of one’s body and mind. Dealing with health struggles myself has taught me many lessons on how to maintain my true self while being a “patient” and being the very best nurse that I can be. I believe that I have grown into a stronger woman. I want every woman to understand how strong we truly are, and to appreciate our own power. I have also learned that even the strongest of the strong need to feel supported and that with support, we can exceed expectations and truly soar.

Nest Family Centre promises to promote and encourage you to grow to amaze yourself with how high you can fly. I look forward to watching it all. Thank you for giving us the honour to be a part of this.