Quality child care and family-friendly policies are indispensable to our student, staff and faculty parents. We are committed to providing services and supports that help our students and staff with children thrive, including on-campus child care, change tables, breastfeeding-friendly spaces and more.
Explore below for information on existing child care services and supports, as well as the results of our child care Initiative.
Resources on campus
Campus Children’s Centre Inc.
Campus Children’s Centre Inc. is a 138-space child care centre located on our Fort Gary campus. Available exclusively for staff and students of the University of Manitoba, our centre provides care for children from 3 months to 6 years in a safe, inclusive and nurturing environment.
We believe that children learn best through play, and we provide inclusive programming to support the diverse families of our university. Our centre features designated infant and toddler rooms, mixed age preschool rooms, a large muscle room and a fully functional kitchen as well as access to natural green space.
Campus Children's Centre Inc.
15 & 19 Dysart Rd
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2M6 Canada
Breastfeeding is welcomed throughout our campuses. Parents who prefer a quieter space to feed, pump, or tend to their child’s needs are welcome to visit the locations listed below.
Migizii Agamik – Bald Eagle Lodge
Bald Eagle Lodge welcomes students and staff of all nations to breastfeed throughout the centre. More private spaces are also available by speaking with the staff at the front desk.
Indigenous Student Centre (ISC)
114 Sidney Smith St., Fort Garry Campus
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada
University of Manitoba Graduate Students’ Association
The UMGSA office at 221 UMSU University Centre is a quiet space with comfortable couches, a sink and a microwave. All students and staff are welcome to use the space for breastfeeding or pumping any time during office hours.
Baby change tables
Fort Garry Campus
- University Centre
- Room 110F (Women’s)
- Room 127 (Men’s)
- Room 131 (Women’s)
- Room 133 (UTR)
- Room 231 (Women’s)
- Room 231B (Men’s)
- Room 307A (Women’s)
- Fletcher Argue Building
- Room 114A (UTR)
- Stanley Pauley Engineering Building
- Room 117 (UTR)
- Room 217 (UTR)
- Room 317 (UTR)
- Room 417 (UTR)
- Active Living Centre
- Room 345 (UTR)
- Frank Kennedy Centre
- Room 130B (UTR)
- Tache Arts Complex
- Room 360 (UTR)
- Migizii Agamik
- Room 148 (non-gendered)
- Room 150 (Men)
- Room 166 (Women’s)
- Room 168 (Men’s)
- Smartpark Innovation Hub
- Room 108 (UTR)
- Room 204a (UTR)
- Room 304a (UTR)
- Room 404a (UTR)
- 137 Innovation Drive
- Room 141 (Men’s)
- Room 142 (Women’s)
- Brodie Centre
- Room 032A (UTR)
- Room 032B (UTR)
- Room 034C (UTR)
- Room 035C (UTR)
- Room 036J (UTR)
- Room 171 (Men’s - Accessible)
- Room 172 (Women’s – Accessible)
- Room 275 (Women’s – Accessible)
- Room 276 (Men’s)
- Room 353 (UTR)
- John Buhler Research Centre
- Room 519 (Men’s)
- Room 520 (Women’s)
- Room 550 (Family Washroom)
- Room 553 (Non-gendered)
- Room 633 (Men’s)
- Room 635 (Women’s)
- Room 720 (Men’s - Accessible)
- Room 813 (Men’s - Accessible)
- Medical Services Building
- 208A (Men’s)
- 127 (Women’s – Future UTR)
If you are experiencing challenges meeting your academic requirements due to family responsibilities the policies and procedures below may be applicable. If you encounter difficulty with these policies, please contact Student Advocacy and Case Management.
Child Care Initiative
In 2013 a working group identified significant unmet needs for student, staff and faculty parents at the University of Manitoba.
In response to their report (which can be found in full below) a consultant was hired to study child care options at other U15 institutions and make recommendations for improving child care at the University of Manitoba. Below is their final report, along with infographics that highlight various sections of the document.
In 2018 “Playcare” was closed and our new Campus Children’s Centre was opened, offering 138 licensed daycare spaces at the University of Manitoba. We are working to continue providing more supports and services to help all our student, staff and faculty parents flourish.
- Moving child care forward at the University of Manitoba – 2015 Report (PDF)
- Child care in Canadian universities – 2014 Report (PDF)
- Profile of typical child care centres at large Canadian universities Infographic (PDF)
- Child care context U15 Infographic (PDF)
- Child care initiative Infographic
- Child care working group: briefing paper – 2013 Report (PDF)
- Child care initiative: Provincial context Infographic (PDF)
Chair, Child and Family Care Working Group
Executive Director, Student Engagement and Success