Formerly the Building Futures Initiative
Futures Forward is a collaborative partnership between Youth Employment Services (YES), Community Financial Counselling Services (CFCS), and the Canadian Mental Health Association, Manitoba and Winnipeg (CMHA).
Our programming is designed to help youth reach their goals and fulfill their highest potential. We work with those currently or formerly involved with the child welfare system, aged 15-29. All services offered are FREE!
CMHA’s role in Futures Forward
Youth Service Navigation Youth Service Navigators can assist youth in negotiating challenging situations and help youth access needed resources. These resources include (but are not limited to) obtaining ID, support with housing, referrals to addictions supports, and navigation within health, mental health, social, and government systems.
Futures Forward Counselling is CMHA’s no-cost counselling to support youth with living, relationship or other issues important to them.
Futures Forward Impact
Sherry has received a range of services and supports through Futures Forward over the past two years. Through hard work, determination, and the support of Futures Forward, Sherry has experienced many positive changes in her life. See her story in this video:
To find out more about Futures Forward, or to make a referral, please contact:
Youth Service Navigator
Canadian Mental Health Association, Manitoba and Winnipeg
930 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg MB R3G 0P8
Ph. 204-982-6115, Fax. 204-982-6128
The Futures Forward Collaborative Partnership
This collaborative partnership includes partner organizations that deliver a range of support services:
- Canadian Mental Health Association, Manitoba and Winnipeg
- Youth Service Navigation to help youth plan the transition from youth services to full adult independence
- No cost counselling
- Community Financial Counseling Services
- Financial Counselling
- Youth Employment Services (Y.E.S.)
- Employment Supports
- Tuition waiver coordination
Futures Forward partner organizations: