THE ROLE OF HOUSING AND WRAP AROUND SUPPORTS FOR NEWCOMER FAMILIES IN WINNIPEG

By Jill Bucklaschuk

On November 22, 2016, Dr. Jill Bucklaschuk presented her research on ‘The IRCOM Model: Housing and wrap – around supports for Newcomers in Winnipeg.’  Click on the link for full article and read about her full report here.

RDI STUDY EXAMINES SMALL-TOWN CAPACITY TO SETTLE NEWCOMERS

By Lorraine Stevenson, for Manitoba Co-operator

Rural development Institute-Brandon University carried our research in five regions of Manitoba where they examined small-town capacity to settle newcomers. This research was funded by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) through MANSO. Vicki Sinclair – Executive Director at MANSO feels that this research will help with supporting regional settlement service providers and help us in understanding the strength and gaps in our settlement capacity. Click on the link for full article.

SYRIAN REFUGEES PREPARE TO LOSE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FUNDING

By Sarah Plowman, for CTV Winnipeg

As month 13 is nearing, Syrian refugees who arrived in Canada last November are preparing for transitioning from federal government funding after 12 months of financial support. Click on the link for full article and video.

PROVINCE TO REVAMP IMMIGRATION PROGRAM

Winnipeg Sun

Premier Brian Pallister promised to fast-track an immigration program in a bid to increase the number of skilled workers in Manitoba. Click on the link for full article.

SHORT FILM – ‘WELCOME TO CANADA’

Produced by Adam Loften, Mary Fowles, and Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee of Go Project Films.
Author: Nadine Ajaka, for the Atlantic.

This is a short video featuring Mohammed Alsaleh born in Hasakeh, Syria on his life in Syria and new life in Canada. His new life in Vancouver includes assisting newly-arrived Syrian refugee families resettle, find new homes, and begin again. Click on the link for full video.

CHALLENGES FACING REFUGEES PUSH SOME KIDS INTO GANGS, FORMER GANG MEMBER AND REFUGEE SAYS ISOLATION AND LANGUAGE BARRIERS MAKE LIFE HARD FOR NEWCOMER KIDS

By Stefanie Lasuik, for CBC News.

IRCOM staff – Mandela Kuet is speaking about the challenges facing refugees such as isolation and language barriers that makes life hard for newcomer kids pushing some into gangs. Click on the link for full article.

GRATEFUL SYRIAN REFUGEES CONTINUE ACCLIMATION ONE YEAR LATER

By David Larkins, for Winnipeg Sun.

Jana McKee – the program manager of Seven Oaks Immigrant Services, Noor Barem – settlement worker and interpreter, and some of the Syrian refugees that were re-settled in 7Oaks area share their experience, and the success story of the program at the centre. Click on the link for full article.

REFUGEES STRUGGLE TO REPAY COSTLY TRANSPORTION LOANS

By Christina Hryniuk, for CBC News.

Loans add ‘excessive stress’ on refugees struggling to settle in a new country, says advocate.

Mwumvaneza Azarias Butariho from New Journey Housing talking about refugees struggling to repay costly transportion loans. Click on the link for full article.

**NATIONAL LENS ** CELEBRATE NATIONAL CHILD DAY: NOVEMBER 20

This is from the Public Health Agency of Canada.

On November 20th, Canada will be commemorating the anniversary of the United Nation’s adoption of the Declaration of the Rights of the Child and the Convention on the Rights of the Child. There are events – Art exhibition and Webinar planned to celebrate National Child Day. Click on the link for full article.

‘WHEN WE SEE POLICE, WE FEEL AFRAID’: WINNIPEG COPS WORK TO OVERCOME NEWCOMERS’ FEAR

By Austin Grabish and Rob Mahon, for CBC News.

Winnipeg police may be finally bridging the gap with newcomers — a divide they’ve spent years working to close. Click on the link for full article.