Category: All Resources

Settlement Mapping Resources

MANSO has produced a conceptual map of settlement and integration services in Manitoba to help people understand the variety and scope of services available within the province. Organization names are linked to their websites for those who would like further information, and our member directory also contains descriptions of the services provided by MANSO member…

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Prairie & Northern Territories (PNT) LGBTQ+ Newcomers Settlement Conference Report

On September 25 and 26, 2017, Centre for Newcomers in Calgary, Alberta hosted a two-day conference: the Prairie and Northern Territories (PNT) LGBTQ+ Newcomers Settlement Conference convened and funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). The conference featured a diverse program of speakers with a range of personal and professional experiences supporting LGBTQ+ newcomers…

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RCMP: Senior’s Guide to Safety

This guide is for seniors, their family members, care-givers, friends, and anyone else who may find it useful. It is not meant to include everything but tries to answer some common concerns when it comes to seniors’ safety and security. Our goal is to raise awareness of seniors’ safety issues to improve their quality of…

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IRCC: Responsibilities of Sponsorship Groups & Availability of IRCC-funded Resettlement and Settlement Services

This two-page document prepared by IRCC explains the responsibilities of private sponsors and IRCC funded service providers. This document is intended for: 1) sponsorship groups participating in the Private Sponsorship of Refugees program outside Quebec; 2) Service Provider Organizations (SPOs) funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to deliver Settlement and/or Resettlement Assistance Program…

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LIPs Learning Event Report

The LIPs Learning Event was held June 7th and 8th, 2017 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Regina, Saskatchewan. The event’s agenda resulted from the collaboration of a conference advisory committee representing the Local Immigration Partnerships (LIPs) of the Prairies and Northern Territories (PNT). The event provided an opportunity for LIPs and the Réseaux en immigration…

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Manitoba Housing Webinar: Changes to Social Housing Rental Program

On August 17th, 2017, Manitoba Housing staff gave an overview of the Social Housing Rental Program, highlighting recent changes, including the new application form and interview process. Presenters: Darlene March – District Manager – SHRPII Project Lead and Lynn Giesbrecht – District Manager, SHRPII team member This webinar was hosted by MANSO’s Housing Committee and…

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Settlement Services Access: Refugee Claimants in Winnipeg

MANSO has compiled a brief directory of settlement services that are available in Winnipeg to refugee claimants.  Please note that if a refugee claimant receives a positive determination at their hearing, they become eligible for all federally funded settlement services.  (See MANSO’s member directory for more information). If there are any errors or omissions in…

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