Welcome to Knowles Centre

Welcome to Knowles Centre. We are a non-profit treatment centre for children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral difficulties.

Knowles Centre began as an orphanage for boys in 1907. Today, Knowles Centre provides group care treatment, day treatment, sexual abuse treatment, treatment foster care, and independent living programs to both boys and girls and their families from Manitoba and other communities throughout Canada.

Every year we assist almost 250 boys and girls in our five core programs and supporting treatment services. Sadly, many come to us in crisis, their young lives already affected by neglect, physical or sexual abuse, racism and hopelessness. We provide a safe environment where clients receive treatment that helps to heal their hearts, minds and souls and puts them on a path to a better future. 

Our website will provide you with news about programs and activities taking place on our campus and in our community-based facilities, as well as updates on new initiatives at Knowles Centre.  We also want to let you know how our staff, volunteers, donors and our friends in the community are making a difference in the lives of children and youth receiving services.

Knowles Centre achieves COA reaccreditation

Knowles Centre is proud to announce it has been re-accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA).

COA accreditation affirms that an organization meets the highest national standards of best practice and establishes the organization’s credibility as effective and professionally sound. In addition, it provides assurance to all of our stakeholders that Knowles Centre is delivering needed, high-quality services in our community, conducting its operations successfully, and managing its funds effectively.

Knowles Centre voluntarily undertakes the accreditation process every four years.  COA accreditation is not an end in and of itself. Rather, it is a process by which our organization can consistently strive for and achieve new levels of excellence.

Knowles Centre has been accredited by COA since 1988.


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