On October 25th – 27th, 2017, MANSO hosted an Annual Integration Summit with support from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.  A report and action plan will be published in winter 2018 from the event.

The following presentations were given at the event.  Presentations are shared here with permission of the presenters.


Day 1: Resettlement Focus (Wednesday, October 25th, 2017)

Plenary Presentation: Resettlement Update

Discussions: Collaboration on Standardized Needs Assessment

Discussions: Collaboration between Private Sponsors & Service Providers

Discussions: Refugee Claimant Eligibility & Supports

  • Bread and Borders, Louis Simbandumwe, Refugee Public Awareness Coalition
  • Note: A current scan of services available to refugee claimants is available here and the Bread & Borders toolkit can be found here.

Workshops: Refugee Housing & Comprehensive Supports: Research

Workshops: Supporting Staff who are Exposed to Trauma

Workshops: The Refugee Employment Development Initiative (REDI) as Promising Practice

Workshops: Alternative Business Models for Meaningful Employment

Workshops: Pathways for Older Youth

Workshops: Collaborating with Ethno-Cultural Communities: Summer Youth Programming as Promising Practice

Workshops: Cultural Competency for Culturally Diverse Organizations

Dinner & Dialogue: Service Providers & Ethno-cultural Community Organizations (Co-hosted with Immigration Partnership Winnipeg)


Day 3: Focus on Settlement (Friday, October 27th, 2017)

Dialogue with Government: Visions and Directions for Immigration & Settlement Programming*

Performance Measurement and iCare*

Cluster Strategy*

New Narratives and Strategies for Attracting and Retaining Immigrants in Smaller Regions

*French versions of presentations by IRCC will be posted shortly.