Settlement Mapping Resources

settlement services mapMANSO 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 organizations.



Tutela logo is a pan-Canadian online resource and community for ESL/FSL professionals. In order to take advantage of this repository, you must join Tutela.

1. Surf to
2. Click the Sign Up button
3. Complete the User Account form
4. A confirmation email will be sent to you
5. You can then log in and explore the resources available

As this is a growing resource, check on a regular basis to see the newest content.

 Housing Committee

housingbookletOur housing committee, in collaboration with Literacy Partners of Manitoba, has developed two plain-language guides on housing:

Renting a Home in Manitoba (produced in collaboration with Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council, IRCOM, New Journey Housing and the Winnipeg Rental Network, with funding support from the Manitoba Government).

Louer au Manitoba est aussi disponible en français.

Buying a Home in Manitoba (produced in partnership with the Manitoba Real Estate Association, Assiniboine Credit Union and New Journey Housing)

Hard copies of the guides may be ordered at cost through the MANSO office, contact us to find out more.

Youth Committee

Our youth committee put together a guide on Recreational Resources for School-Aged Newcomer Children and Youth to help connect newcomer children and youth to recreation programming. The guide is designed to be used by service providers, private sponsors and other supporting organizations.



Childminding Monitoring, Advisory and Support (CMAS) Website

CMAS—the organization funded through Immigrant, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)—was founded in 2000 to monitor and support the childminding services offered alongside Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) English as a second language programs. Hence the name CMAS, Childminding Monitoring, Advisory and Support.  Since then, the organization has helped programs to move from childminding model into the Care for Newcomer Children (CNC) model that exists today, so the word childminding is no longer used.

Manitoba Operations Guidelines Manual 

This is the document SPOs collaborated on at the MEALO Workshop/TEAM Conference on May 29th, 2015. All SPOs are welcome to download it and use it for their programs. Ongoing suggestions and edits are welcome as this is a ‘living document’ Manitoba Operations Guidelines Manual
Available on Tutela in the MANSO Language Coordinators group

Money Management Tool for Newcomers & Settlement Providers

prosper-canadaProsper Canada’s Money Management Tool for Newcomers helps settlement workers provide money-related information to their newcomer clients.  The tool generates customized information packages based on the needs and priorities of newcomers, and is specific to life in Canada.  Development of the tool was funded by Immigrant, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

The Incident: Workplace Safety and Health for Newcomers

Checkout this useful and valuable “Workplace Safety and Health for Newcomers” DVD resource offered by the province of Manitoba.

This resource was produced by Manitoba Immigration and Multiculturalism, to create awareness of workplace safety rights and responsibilities among Manitoba newcomers. The video tells the story of a newcomer who agrees to do a job without receiving proper training. Through one dangerous incident, she learns many important lessons:

  • There are roles and responsibilities for workplace safety and health.
  • A worker has rights – the right to know about hazards, the right to participate in making work safe and the right to refuse dangerous tasks.
  • There is a procedure to refuse dangerous work and the employer must investigate. A worker has the right to protection from discrimination and harassment.  This means that the worker doesn’t have to be afraid of losing his or her job.

If you would like a copy or copies of this DVD, please contact Liz Robinson at

My Home is Manitoba: Diversity Awareness for Newcomers

Facilitators’ Resource guide

The resource guide is now available on immigrate Manitoba website

This resource guide has four segments:

Segment 1: Many Cultures, One Neighbourhood

Manitoba’s population includes people from many different countries, cultures, races and religions. Manitobans welcome and celebrate these different cultures and explore the benefits of diversity.

Segment 2: Sharing Our Cultures

Although the residents of Manitoba enjoy maintaining their own cultures, they also enjoy blending in, sharing and learning from each other’s cultures.

Segment 3: The First People of Manitoba

Diversity has always existed here. Aboriginal people were the first inhabitants of the land known today as Manitoba. First Nations, Métis and Inuit developed unique languages, cultures and spiritual beliefs. However, reserves and residential schools changed Aboriginal culture and ways of life. Although faced with challenges, Aboriginal people today are celebrating their culture and re-defining their role in society.

Segment 4: Values We Cherish in Manitoba

Manitoba has laws which protect your human rights. Those laws give everyone equal opportunity and equal protection. Being aware of your rights and speaking up if you face discrimination helps make our people and our province stronger.

For more information, contact Dale Klassen at