The Macdonald Healthy Child committee is a network of volunteers dedicated to supporting community based programs and activities for children, youth and their families. Areas of focus include:

  • Parenting
  • Nutrition & Physical Health
  • Literacy
  • Community Capacity Building  

Macdonald Healthy Child programs are offered free of charge due to funding support from the Healthy Child Coalition Central Region and are a great way to have fun with your child. Program planning is ongoing, please let us know if there is a program you would like in your community. Some of the programs offered are "Shake, Rattle & Roll, Family Fun Time, Toddler Shenanigans and Mindful Munchkins." Donations to the program are gratefully accepted.

Make sure to check out the Healthy Child programs in the Macdonald-Headingley Program & Community Resource Guide.

If you'd like more information on Macdonald Healthy Child, are interested in volunteering or becoming a program facilitator, please contact any committee member.

Elsie Johnson, Sanford 


Jana Crossly, J.A. Cuddy Child Care

Kaylee Goerzen, Starbuck

Leanne Derlago, Oak Bluff Early Years

Jaclyn Koskie, Red River Valley School Division
204-746-2317, ext. 234

Lisa Balcaen, Seine River School Division

Sheena Beattie, La Salle KidZ Daycare Centre 

Heidi Watermulder, La Salle Public Health Unit

Jackie Parry, Macdonald-Headingley Recreation District