MEMBER HIGHLIGHTS: ALTERED MINDS INC (AMi)

Altered Minds Inc (AMi) welcomes refugees and immigrants to Manitoba and promotes the well-being of their families and communities. We are located in downtown Winnipeg at 400-259 Portage Avenue. Our diverse team speaks 16 different languages, and we deliver three major programs and related services for newcomers (Entry Program, Living English, and Settlement Online Pre-Arrival)….

MEMBER HIGHLIGHTS: Jewish Child and Family Service

Jewish Child and Family Service (JCFS) is a multifaceted, dynamic agency that provides a wide range of services to members of the Jewish community, with some extending to wider public. Settlement Services is an integral piece of the organization and serves hundreds of families every year. The JCFS Settlement team guide a family throughout their…

MEMBER HIGHLIGHTS: Mosaic Newcomer Family Resource Network

Mosaic Newcomer Family Resource Network is a neighbourhood language learning program, and family resource network.  The agency’s aim is to provide federally funded English classes with quality childcare, along with parenting and settlement support as close to home as possible for newcomer parents. The classes and programmes help participants develop English language skills and a…

Annual General Meeting: Celebrating 10 Years!

MANSO hosted our Annual General Meeting on June 12th at the Deer Lodge Community Centre. Thank you to the more than 100 representatives of our member organizations, and other friends and partners who joined us during the day.  During the AGM, we launched our 2016-17 Annual Report, and our 2017-22 Strategic Plan. As part of our…

MANSO LAUNCHES 2017 – 2022 STRATEGIC PLAN

*Le français suit*  The Board and Staff of the Manitoba Association of Newcomer Serving Organizations (MANSO) are proud to announce the launch of the organization’s Strategic Plan for the next 5 years. The strategic planning process began when 44 representatives of MANSO members and staff met on October 19th, 2016 to reflect on external trends…

Member Highlights: Immigrant Centre Manitoba Inc.

Immigrant Centre Manitoba has been serving Manitoba’s newcomer community since 1948. Back then we were known as the Citizenship Council of Manitoba. In 1969 we changed our name to become the International Centre and expanded our services. Fast forward 40 years later to 2009, we changed our name from the International Centre to the Immigrant…

Member Highlights: Eastman Immigrant Services.

Southeast Manitoba has a long history of migrants moving to the area. When immigration in large numbers started again in the late 1990’s, Eastman Immigrant Services (EIS) was established in an effort to assist newcomers and community with the settlement and integration process. EIS’s office is located in Steinbach, but our services expand from Pine…

Member Highlights: Neepawa and Area Immigrant Settlement Services.

MANSO is introducing a new segment in our news and e-news to feature our member organizations’ current events and program updates. As an organization with over 60 members, MANSO wants to be intentional about increasing awareness of one another’s programs and services. Neepawa and Area Immigrant Settlement Services (NAISS) has been in existence since 2008. …

Joint umbrella release – One year on: newcomer serving and private sponsorship organizations thank Canadians for welcoming Syrians

For release Monday 5 December 2016 One year after Syrians began to arrive in Canada as part of a major resettlement movement, newcomer-serving and private sponsorship organizations take the opportunity to salute and thank the countless Canadians who individually and collectively contributed to sponsoring and welcoming refugees. Canada’s warm response to refugees depends on everyone…

MANSO Submission to Provincial Housing Consultations

The Manitoba Government is currently undertaking consultations on housing using a variety of methods. Access to stable and affordable housing has many far-reaching benefits connected to community, economic and social development. It includes collaboration between government, communities, non-profit organizations and the private sector. Input about your housing needs and the housing needs in your community…