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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Venezuelan refugees happy to be safe in Manitoba town, but worried for family back home

By: Nelly Gonzalez, for CBC News

A Venezuela family living in a Manitoba town is happy to have received refugee status in Canada, but is worried for other relatives still back home.

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Newcomer Festival Celebrates Journey of Immigrants

By: Tessa Lupkowski, for Portage Online

The Portage Learning and Literacy Centre’s Newcomer Summer Festival was held on the weekend at the Fort la Reine Museum to celebrate the journey of immigrants.

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‘I feel like a dream’: Syrian refugee competes at Canada Summer Games for Team Manitoba

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Khaled Aldrar, 17, came to Winnipeg last November as a Syrian refugee last November, and now he’s competing for the province in the Canada Summer Games.

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‘This is a new life’: Winnipeg family buys 1st home, 5 years after arriving as refugees

By: Isaac Wurmann, for CBC News

‘A Winnipeg family is starting a new chapter with the purchase of their first home, five years after arriving in the city as refugees. Nzigire Bwendwa and her family were sponsored to come to Canada in 2012. They had been living in Kampala, Uganda for three years after fleeing their home in Congo because of civil war.’

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Regional Connections Implements New Position To Foster More Inclusive Communities

By Pam Fedack/Steven Sukkau, for Pembina Valley Online

A new community-based partnership under the umbrella of Regional Connections has been established and an individual has been hired to fill a newly created role to see it through.

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Neepawa responds to racist graffiti with town’s largest-ever potluck

By: Laura Glowacki, for CBC News

Community members in Neepawa organized huge community potluck to respond to racist graffiti and celebrate the diversity of the community.

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‘We need to know about them’: Newcomers experience Indigenous culture at Saskatoon showcase

By: Bridget Yard, for CBC News

Saskatoon Open Door Society offers a great opportunity for newcomers to learn about indigenous cultures and histories.

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Newcomer fair shows off what Winnipeg has to offer

By: Zahra Premji, for Global News

On Saturday, July 8, 2017, Immigration Partnership Winnipeg and the Winnipeg Citizen Equity Committee hosted the second annual Newcomer Family Fair where hundreds of Winnipeg’s newest residents were given a warm Winnipeg welcome.

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Thousands of Winnipeggers create living maple leaf at Portage and Main

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Over 3,600 red-shirted Winnipeggers filled Portage and Main to create a giant maple leaf in the city’s historic intersection on a historic Canada Day.

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