Canadian refugee makes history as state delegate at UNHCR forum

In December 2019, Canada made history at a recent United Nations conference in Geneva by having a refugee as part of its official delegation. It marked a historic moment for the international community to – for the first time – have a refugee at the table among world leaders and diplomats who made high-level global…

Federal resources regarding Iranian tragedy PS752//Ressources du gouvernement fédéral en réponse à la tragédie du vol PS752 en Iran

The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has shared a list of federal resources responding to the Iranian situation so that all settlement sector frontline staff is prepared if they are contacted for information. Resouce sheet for settlement agencies Immigration, Réfugiés et Citoyenneté Canada (IRCC) a partagé une liste de ressources fédérales en réponse à…

Immigrant Partnership Winnipeg (IPW) – Fostering Safe Spaces Report launched

On January 15, 2020, MANSO, together with other stakeholders from the settlement sector, joined IPW on the launch of their new report. The report focuses on lessons learned and wise practices on building relationships between newcomers and Indigenous Peoples in Winnipeg, Canada. The main recommendation is to provide an orientation tool kit that contains information…

IRCC- Special Measures to help assist with urgent travel related to flight PS752

The recent Ukrainian International Airlines tragedy in Iran has caused several pain among family and friends, and throughout our community here in Manitoba. Our deepest condolence to you at this time. IRCC is implementing special measures to help family members of the victims. This includes Canadians, permanent residents and those holding temporary status in Canada….

Manitoba’s Accessible Employment Standard Regulation

New requirements for creating workplace emergency response plans for employees with disabilities will come into force on May 1, 2020, for all employers in Manitoba, including newcomer-serving organizations. These requirements relate to creating workplace emergency response plans for employees with disabilities, which fall under the recently passed Accessible Employment Standard Regulation. The Disabilities Issues Office (DIO)…

Update on 2020 Parents and Grandparents Program

The Honourable Marco Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada has given a Ministerial Instruction on December 20, 2019, that the application process for 2020 Parents and Grandparents Program is being postponed. Ministerial Instructions 36 (MI36): Parents and grandparents Notice update from the IRCC website   

MANSO’s Season Greetings 2019!

It has been another year full of partnership and meaningful work being done by our funders, board, members, and friends. The MANSO team would like to take this opportunity to show our appreciation to you and all of your wonderful work to help newcomers, refugees, and immigrants in Manitoba. We could not fulfill our shared…