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…

Presentation to Provincial Pre-Budget Consultation

On October 17th, MANSO was one of a number of organizations (from a variety of sectors) invited to give a brief oral presentation at a pre-budget consultation for the Province of Manitoba.  We focused on support for services for clients who are not eligible for federally funded settlement services, which has consistently been an urgent…

2015-16 Annual Report

We are pleased to share our 2015-16 Annual Report, which documents highlights of the final year of programming for both MIRSSA and MEALO, the two umbrella organizations that joined to form MANSO.  Thank you to all of our member organizations, partners, funders and other community members for your support. We look forward to presenting our…

MANSO presents Lessons Learned and Settlement & Integration Consultation Report

On June 29th and June 30th 2016, key stakeholders and the wider settlement community came together to discuss lessons learned, best practices and challenges faced during the Syrian refugee resettlement initiative and how these findings can be used to ensure successful integration outcomes for all refugees and immigrants who settle in Manitoba.  This event was…