Mother-daughter duo fundraising to build prairie retreat for newcomers in Manitoba

CBC News

‘Welcoming people to a new land isn’t easy but a mother-daughter duo is creating a place to make Manitoba more accessible for newcomers … Kerri and Raia Bryan say it’s important people connect with the land of their new home’

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Workshop confronts forced migration

By: Jillian Austin, for Brandon Sun

Manitoba Association of Newcomer Serving Organizations (MANSO) in partnership with Westman Immigrant Services and Mennonite Central Committee Manitoba. facilitated and engaged people in the Forced Migration Simulations in Brandon.

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Migration simulation puts participants in shoes of refugees

By: Jaime Polmateer, for Westman Journal

MANSO is in Brandon with Mennonite Central Committee – MCC Manitoba and Westman Immigrant Services hosting and facilitating Forced Migration Simulation Workshop and on Wednesday, we are in Winnipeg at Corydon Community Centre – Crescentwood 1170 Corydon Ave, 10:00 AM to Noon.

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‘Deepened understanding’: Princeton University students visit Manitoba for education on refugees, resettlement

CBC News

A group of Princeton University journalism students were in Manitoba to learn about refugees, as part of a class trip to learn about social issues that has taken previous classes to the likes of Athens, Paris and Berlin.

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Syrian refugees host barbecue to give back to Winnipeg

By: Austin Grabish, for CBC News

A Syrian family that had hateful graffiti sprayed outside their home hosted a barbecue Saturday as a way to say thank you to everyone in the community who’s helped them.

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Important Changes to Canada’s Citizenship Act to Come Into Effect Next Week

By: Hugo O’Doherty, for CIC News

Changes to the Citizenship Act are coming into effect next week on October 11.

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Diversitas Sheds Light On The Real Information About Refugees

By: Ryan Funk, for Pembina Valley Online

Myth bursting event held at the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre’s Aquasaur Theatre.

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Will Donald Trump’s latest travel restrictions push more asylum seekers into Canada?

By: Kelly Malone, for CBC News

Will Donald Trump’s latest travel restrictions push more asylum seekers into Canada? Read about the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Canada – Jean-Nicolas Beuze’s take on the increased asylum seekers in Canada. Also read about what Dorota Blumczynska, Executive Director of the IRCOM – Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba had to say.

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Lawn signs with welcoming message pop up around Winnipeg

CBC News

Esther deGroot wants to show that everyone is welcome in Winnipeg by selling lawn signs with the words “No matter where you are from, we’re glad you’re our neighbour” printed in three different languages as a fundraiser. All the money raised by the sale of the signs will go to the Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council – Welcome Place

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New app aims to help Winnipeg youth avoid gang life

By: Shane Gibson, for CBC News

A new app called ‘ResouceConnect’ aims to give young Winnipeggers at risk of joining a gang and the front-line staff working to protect them a resource to quickly connect to helpful services and programs. N.E.E.D.S. Inc, IRCOM – Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba, NorWest Co-op Community Health our member organizations are among the partners for the Gang Action Interagency Network (GAIN) which released the App on Wednesday.

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