How did you find out about Block Parents?

That’s a question that we asked our Block Parent members and the reasons were much more varied than we thought. Here’s what the results look like, in a graph:

Pie graph showing the reasons for becoming a Block Parent


More than 75 percent of our members joined BP because of a local contact or event—a strong indication of the neighbourhood character of Winnipeg Block Parents.

In the spectrum of reasons for joining BP,  three stand out:

  • previous experience with Block Parents
  • circumstances at home and in the neighbourhood
  • from our advertising.
Home and neighbourhood circumstances included
  • New parents
  • Young children at home
  • New home
  • Many children in the area
  • A desire to provide a safe haven
  • A stay‐at‐home parent

Previous experience includes:

  •  Parents were Block Parents
  • They used a BP home in the past
  • They were previously Block Parents
  • They had helped a child in the community

updated January 2022