MANSO is a member of several regional and national networks which have missions that align with MANSO’s purpose.
The Canadian Immigrant Settlement Sector Alliance- Alliance canadienne du secteur de l’établissement des immigrants (CISSA-ACSEI) was formed in March 2005 to represent the immigrant settlement sector in Canada and to bring the sector’s expertise to bear on public policies and programs for enhancing the settlement and integration of immigrants and refugees.
MANSO is a member of the Canadian Council for Refugees, a national non-profit umbrella organization committed to the rights and protection of refugees and other vulnerable migrants in Canada and around the world and to the settlement of refugees and immigrants in Canada.
MANSO is one of two key partners in Winnipeg’s Local Immigration Partnership, now called Immigration Partnership Winnipeg. The partnership aims to improve the economic and social integration of newcomers in Winnipeg, and is hosted at the Social Planning Council of Winnipeg.
Newcomer Language Advisory Body
MANSO represents the Manitoba language sector at the Newcomer Language Advisory Body. NLAB is an IRCC initiative consisting of representatives from a variety of language programming providers across Canada. This forum provides an opportunity for the language sector to have a national voice and to collaborate with their colleagues from the wider settlement sector. NLAB meets with IRCC representatives at face to face meetings and through conference calls and has the opportunity to contribute to the national conversation through participation at the National Settlement Council.
National Settlement Council
MANSO represents the Manitoba settlement sector at the National Settlement Council, which is a joint policy and program table of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada, as well as provincial government and sector representatives from across Canada.
Settlement Language National Network
MANSO participates in the Settlement Language National Network, a committee of TESL Canada. SLNN’s mandate is to empower settlement language providers provincially and nationally by:
1) Increasing communication among settlement language providers across Canada.
2) Providing a resource for governments across Canada in the form of a national network for settlement language providers for purposes of determining priorities and addressing concerns at the provincial and national level.
3) Providing opportunities at national conferences to discuss issues relevant to the needs of settlement language providers including program administrators, managers, instructors, child-minding staff and learners.
MANSO supports the work of Teachers of English as a Second Language Canada. TESL Canada Federation is the national federation of English as a Second Language teachers, learners, and learner advocates. TESL Canada’s mission is to promote excellence in the teaching and learning of English as a second language or additional language in partnership with its constituent provincial and territorial associations, and like-minded national and international organizations.
MANSO is member of the Western Region Working Group, which works collaboratively to identify and advance promising practices and policies of the settlement and integration sector of Western Canada.