Two Manitoba LIPs join MANSO as new members

MANSO is very pleased to welcome the Pembina Valley Local Immigration Partnership (PVLIP) and Immigration Partnership Winnipeg (IPW) as new members in the “Friends of MANSO” category. This new category was launched in 2018 for organizations that aren’t eligible for full, voting membership, but would like to stay connected with the community of immigrant and…

Manitoba Integration Summit Report 2018 Released

MANSO has released our 2018 Manitoba Integration Summit Report.  The report is available in English and French in our summit reports section of our website. The Manitoba Integration Summit 2018 took place September 12th – 15th, 2018 and was supported by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).  In total, 275 individuals representing 112 different organizations and government…

MANSO launches Accessible Customer Service Standards Online Course

In partnership with the Society for Manitobans with Disabilities and English Online, MANSO is launching an online course for staff and volunteers of our member organizations to learn about the Accessible Customer Service Standards that are part of the Accessibility for Manitobans Act. The Accessibility for Manitobans Act became law in Manitoba in December 2013….

Human Rights Day: 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December – the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This year, Human Rights Day marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a milestone document that proclaimed the inalienable rights, which everyone is inherently entitled to as…

Member Highlight: Enhanced English Skills for Employment (EESE) and English at Work

Enhanced English Skills for Employment (EESE) and English at Work are dedicated to excellence in language training that equips newcomers with the linguistic and essential skills and cultural knowledge required to succeed in the workplace or further education. Enhanced English Skills for Employment is located on the 15th floor, 275 Portage Avenue. EESE offers curriculum-based,…

Presentations from Manitoba Integration Summit 2018 now online!

The Manitoba Integration Summit 2018 was held from September 12th – 15th, 2018 at the Canad Inns Destination Centre Polo Park. Thank you again to our almost 300 participants, as well as the presenters, facilitators, volunteers, vendors and advisory committee members who made it possible.  A special thank you to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada…

MANSO’s Fall & Winter 2018-19 PD Calendar now available

With the guidance of MANSO’s professional development committee, our team has developed our 2018-19 Fall & Winter Professional Development Calendar. This calendar includes workshops and professional development events hosted by MANSO, as well as ones hosted by external partners that are relevant to the settlement sector. Our primary audience for our professional development workshops is…

2017-18 Annual Report Now Online

MANSO held our Annual General Meeting on June 6th, 2018 at Sturgeon Heights Community Centre.  As always, we appreciated the opportunity to gather with our members, partners and friends. Please see our 2017-18 Annual report (in English and French) on our website here.

MANSO releases updated guide on services for refugee claimants

The Manitoba Association of Newcomer Serving Organizations is pleased to release the updated guide of the services in Manitoba that are available to refugee claimants. Link to this resource is found here It is important to recognize that the settlement and integration process takes time and, especially for some, income and literacy support is of…

MANSO Supports Refugee Rights Day

Wednesday, April 4th 2018 is celebrated as Refugee Rights Day, under the theme: “Protecting refugees = stronger communities: advocacy”. The Canadian Council of Refugee (CCR) invites members and others to take action in advocating on behalf of Refugees in Canada on their “right to life, liberty and security and the right not to be deprived…