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…

Joint Press Release on Welcoming of Syrian Refugees

Newcomer serving organizations welcome plans to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees The federal government’s plans to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees to Canada over the coming months are warmly welcomed by ten national, regional and provincial umbrellas of organizations serving newcomers across Canada. The umbrellas have a combined membership of over 550 organizations with approximately 40 years’…

National Francophone Immigration Week

National Francophone Immigration Week will take place November 1st – 7th, 2015. How can you participate? Visit FranchoponeImmigration.ca during the last week of October to find out about local events Participate in the Proud of Francophone Diversity social media campaign Follow the hashtag #immfr Contact the Manitoba Réseau en Immigration Francophone (Francophone Immigration Network) to find out…

MIRSSA welcomes NEARC as new member

MIRSSA is pleased to welcome the Neighbourhood Empowerment and Resource Centre as a new member organization.  NEARC is active in supporting newcomer families and working with youth and parents, as well as students and seniors.  Visit their webpage to learn more.

MIRSSA welcomes new associate member

MIRSSA is happy to welcome the University of Winnipeg’s English Language Program as a new associate member.  The ELP is home to both the Global Welcome Centre and English for Specific Purposes.   English for Specific Purposes (ESP) is a learner-centred approach to teaching English as an Additional Language, which focuses on developing communicative competence…

Registration now open for CCR Consultation in Winnipeg

Join us to explore questions affecting refugee protection and newcomer settlement at the Canadian Council for Refugees Spring Consultation. All are welcome to participate! With views from all Canadian provinces and with participants in fields as diverse as healthcare, housing and the law, the conference offers opportunities for professional development, networking and strategy.  Register here. The local…