ECFC and Related Programs


Covid-19 Program Suspensions and Modified Services


As of September 14th, 2020

A number of our programs remain open with modified services and with a limited person to person contact.

During this time staff will still be also available by phone or email to provide services between the hours of 8:30 am-4:30 pm Monday to Friday.

You can reach us by phone at 204-734-9301 during regular business hours or by email at

We thank you for your patience in this difficult time.

Programs Information

1. Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre Bingo’s-Suspended until further notice,
once we get direction from the government we will explore how to safely return to normal bingo time.

2. ECFC Parent-Child Programs-Open with modified programming contact Tiffany Genaille
3. Indigenous Language Program-Offered online please contact Sarah Campbell
4. ECFC Beadwork and Leather Works Program-Offered at a distance contact Carla Walkow
5. SVSD Learning Supports Program-Open with modified services
6. Swan River Adult Education Program-Open with modified services
7. Workplace Education Manitoba Office-Open with modified services
8. Seniors Coffeehouse Program-Suspended until further notice
9. Duck Bay Abinoje Headstart Program-Open October 1st with modified services
10.Swan River-Children for the Future Headstart-Open with modified services due to Provincial restrictions

11. ECFC youth programs will start in October with modified programming

12.ECFC Housing First Program-Open
Call: 204-734-9301

13.ECFC HousingOpen
Now located at 1328 Main Street (Next to Shivers)
Swan River, Manitoba
Call: 204-734-9301
After Hours: 204-734-0216

Metis Outreach/Membership/Harvester Programs-Open
Call: 204-734-9301

Healthy Smile Happy Child Program-Open

Prairie Mountain Health-Open
Call: Shawn Charlebois 204-734-6642

During Covid-19 we will use recommendations and strategies that the Province of Manitoba has put into place in order to slow its spread and minimizing impact.

As you are aware the situation is changing on a daily basis.
Please be aware that upon the advice from the Province of Manitoba and Canada our services will be reviewed daily and subject to change.

Please visit our website at for further information on programs and related news.


Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre Board