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…

MIRSSA at Metropolis

From March 26th – 28th, 2015, several MIRSSA member and others from the settlement community had the opportunity to attend and present at the Metropolis conference.