Staff and Services
Who We Are
Futures Forward is a collaboration of three organizations that aim to reduce barriers young people exiting Child and Family Services (CFS) in Manitoba face as they transition into adulthood between the ages of 15-29 years old. Read our 2022-2023 Annual Report (opens in a new window) to learn more about the impact of our work.
The Futures Forward collaborative includes Youth Employment Services Manitoba (opens in a new window), Community Financial Counselling Services (opens in a new window), and Canadian Mental Health Association (opens in a new window). Together youth receive support in education planning and funding, job preparation and finding, finding housing, access to mental health counselling, getting ID, how systems work, and applying for financial support and Indigenous cultural programming.
Futures Forward staff work Monday – Friday from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm (except for Stat holidays).
The Futures Forward program is funded by the Department of Mental Health and Community Wellness (opens in a new window).
Youth Employment Services Manitoba
YES Manitoba provides inclusive employment services for youth between 16 and 29. Our purpose is to prepare youth in realizing their potential to become self-sufficient.
614-294 Portage Avenue
Futures Forward Program Manager
Jenna Drabble (she/her)
Phone (204) 987-8661
Canadian Mental Health Association
CMHA’s mission is to advance mental health, well-being, and recovery across Manitoba
930 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg MB R3G 0P8
The Huddle – Broadway
533 Broadway street
Winnipeg MB R3C 1W2
CMHA Futures Forward Manager
Levi Labelle (they/them)
Community Financial Counselling Services
Community Financial Counselling Services Inc. (CFCS) is a community-based, non-profit organization that offers services to a diverse population of Manitobans experiencing a variety of financial challenges.
516-294 Portage Avenue
CFCS Futures Forward Program Coordinator
Ashley Kaartinen (she/her)