The Institute for Canadian Citizenship (ICC) Call for Volunteers in Winnipeg

The Institute for Canadian Citizenship (ICC) is a national, non-profit charity that helps accelerate new citizens’ integration into Canadian life through original programs, collaborations and unique volunteer opportunities. ICC is seeking to rebuild its volunteer committee in Winnipeg. ICC is currently looking for volunteers to be part of the ‘building citizenship program’ that welcomes and…

A message from MANSO’s new Executive Director

2016 has been a challenging, exciting and very busy year for both Settlement and Language Service providers and I can think of no better time to join Bequie and Teresa, Seid, Michelle and Immaculate here at MANSO, our amalgamated umbrella organization. Their experience, expertise and commitment to ensuring newcomers to Manitoba are welcomed and engaged is…

Attracting newcomers to Canada’s francophone communities outside Quebec

Starting June 1, 2016, the Mobilité Francophone stream will exempt employers from the Labour market Impact Assessment process for francophone workers in certain occupations in communities outside of Quebec. March 17, 2016—Ottawa, ON–Attracting skilled francophone workers to Canada and encouraging them to settle in communities outside of Quebec is the goal of a new International…

Report on Information Practices of Immigrants to Canada

What are the information needs, sources, and barriers to information experienced by immigrants throughout the immigration and settlement process?  This 2008 report out of the University of Toronto by Nadia Caidi examines these questions Caidi Information Practices of Immigrants to Canada

Pathways to Prosperity 2016 National Conference

The Pathways to Prosperity Partnership will hold its Fourth Annual Conference at the Westin Hotel in Ottawa on Thursday and Friday December 1 – 2, 2016, with a full-day Preconference Workshop on Wednesday November 30th  

Manitoba Operations Guidelines Manual available for download

This is the document SPOs collaborated on at the MEALO Workshop/TEAM Conference on May 29th, 2015. All SPOs are welcome to download it and use it for their programs. Ongoing suggestions and edits are welcome as this is a ‘living document’ Manitoba Operations Guidelines Manual Available on Tutela in the MANSO Language Coordinators group

Refugee Response – How you can help

Many of our member organizations have been very active in supporting newly arrived refugee families as they settle in Manitoba.  We appreciate the generous and welcoming response from Manitoba communities. Donations Some have been accepting some in-kind donations to support those families, although many are restricted in the kinds of donations they can accept due to…

MIRSSA and MEALO to join forces as MANSO

The Boards of Directors and staff of the Manitoba Immigrant and Refugee Settlement Sector Association (MIRSSA) and the Manitoba English as an Additional Languages Organizations (MEALO) are pleased to share that we will be amalgamating to become the… Manitoba Association of Newcomer Serving Organizations (MANSO) The amalgamation will take place in early spring 2016, and is the…

Welcoming Syrian Refugees to Manitoba: Learn More and How Can I Help?

Community Update: Syrian Refugee Resettlement in Manitoba As Manitoba prepares to welcome an increased number of refugees this winter, including many refugees from Syria, many community members have expressed interest in supporting the efforts of settlement and integration organizations. Resources to Learn More: The federal government has launched a #Refugeeswelcome website on the Syrian refguee response to keep…