MANSO’s Bylaws were developed in the summer and fall of 2015 as part of our amalgamation process.  They were approved by the membership of MEALO on October 16th, 2015 and the membership of MIRSSA on November 16th, 2016, and came into effect on April 1st, 2016.

MANSO Bylaws


Professional Development Policy

MANSO’s Professional Development Policy outlines our PD access fund and operations of our PD workshops for members and non-members.  To submit an application to the PD Access Fund, please complete this online form.

Policy Resolutions

In partnership with all our members, MANSO can play an important role in identifying issues that positively and negatively affect the integration of newcomers, which means that we can inform and enrich many policy conversations. We believe it will strengthen our work with government and the general public to identify areas of consensus or common ground on policy issues among our membership, and to be able to “speak with one voice” on issues of key concern. The following resolutions were developed by our members and adopted during MANSO’s AGM on June 12th, 2019:

2019-1 Affordable and Appropriate Housing
2019-2 Availability of Stage 2 (Canadian Language Benchmark 5-8) Language Classes
2019-3 Policy Changes to Transportation Loans for Refugees
2019-4 Access Without Fear Policy
2019-5 Changes to Personal Information Requirements for Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE) Newcomers
2019-6 Addressing Educational Barriers for Newcomer Youth Linked to the ‘E’ Credit System

Click here to access the MANSO 2019 Policy Resolutions. For more information on how MANSO is advancing these policies, or to get involved in upcoming policy resolution development, please contact

Les Règlements administratifs de MANSO ont été établis au cours de l’été et l’automne 2015 dans le cadre du processus de fusion des deux organismes précédents. Ils ont été approuvés respectivement par les membres de MEALO le 16 octobre 2015 et de MIRSSA le 16 novembre 2016 et ont pris effet le 1er avril 2016.

Règlement administratif de MANSO