MANSO releases updated guide on services for refugee claimants

The Manitoba Association of Newcomer Serving Organizations is pleased to release the updated guide of the services in Manitoba that are available to refugee claimants. Link to this resource is found here It is important to recognize that the settlement and integration process takes time and, especially for some, income and literacy support is of…

MANSO Supports Refugee Rights Day

Wednesday, April 4th 2018 is celebrated as Refugee Rights Day, under the theme: “Protecting refugees = stronger communities: advocacy”. The Canadian Council of Refugee (CCR) invites members and others to take action in advocating on behalf of Refugees in Canada on their “right to life, liberty and security and the right not to be deprived…

Member Highlight: Assiniboine Community College

The ESL Department at Assiniboine Community College offers English Language training to permanent residents at Canadian Language Benchmark 5-8. They offer one class in the morning and one in the afternoon, Monday through Thursday, they have no evening or weekend classes. They hope to expand their class offerings in the next fiscal year.

MANSO releases Annual Integration Summit Report

On October 25th – 27th, 2017, MANSO hosted a multi-stakeholder gathering of service providers, government, community organizations and other immigration stakeholders.  The event opened dialogue about current trends, successes, gaps and challenges of the sector and highlighted good practice among service providers and community organizations. We have now finalized our report from the event, which…

MANSO Committee Update: Housing Committee

MANSO’s Housing Committee advocates to increase access to affordable housing for newcomers, supports new housing initiatives for newcomers to MB and works to provide accessible and accurate information to newcomers and service-providers on housing. This year, the Housing Committee has coordinated a few initiatives to share information: The Housing Committee coordinated a webinar with the…

MANSO Committee Update: Employment Committee

MANSO’s Employment Committee was formed in September 2016 and is composed of approximately 23 individuals from a range of MANSO member organizations including those offering employment services, as well as language and settlement providers with an interest in employment. The committee is divided into two working groups, Qualifications Recognition and Entry Level Employment, and meets…

Member Highlight: Sexuality Education Resource Centre Manitoba (SERC)

Sexuality Education Resource Centre Manitoba (SERC) is a community-based, non-profit, pro-choice organization. We are dedicated to providing inclusive, non-judgmental education about sexuality. With two Manitoba offices (Winnipeg & Brandon), we work with all groups of people, of every sexual orientation, gender, and place in life, along their individual sexual journey. Aligned with our mission to promote sexual…

Annual Integration Summit – Presentations available online

On October 25th – 27th, 2017, MANSO hosted a multi-stakeholder gathering of service providers, government, community organizations and other immigration stakeholders called the ‘Annual Integration Summit’.  The event opened dialogue about current trends, successes, gaps and challenges of the sector and highlighted good practice among service providers and community organizations.   A report on the event will…

Member Highlight: Opportunities for Employment

Opportunities for Employment (OFE) is a private organization made up of a team of professionals who specialize in providing free employment services to help individuals find meaningful employment.  OFE is centrally located in downtown Winnipeg, beside the BELL MTS Place on Portage Avenue. Over 20,000 OFE job seekers have found employment since the organization was…

Member Highlight: Elmwood Community Resource Centre

Elmwood Community Resource Centre was founded in March 2001 by Elmwood Interagency Network, Chalmers Neighbourhood Project and West Elmwood Residents Association in consultation with the Elmwood Community. In May of 2002, Elmwood Community Resource Centre, Chalmers Neighbourhood Project, and West Elmwood Residents Association amalgamated their three organizations to create the Elmwood Community Resource Centre and…