IRCC 2-year pilot program – Sponsoring undeclared family members

Do you have any clients who want to sponsor undeclared family members?  As of September 9, 2019, IRCC launched a 2-year pilot project that allows a refugee who has failed to declare a family member the chance to sponsor undeclared immediate family members. The pilot project for sponsorship of previously undeclared family members will last…

Provincial Election – Newcomer Issues Backgrounder

With the provincial election coming up on September 10th, 2019, there are many opportunities to engage with candidates on issues of importance to immigrants and refugees. MANSO has prepared a two page election backgrounder with some key facts and figures, a summary of a few of the key issues impacting immigrants and refugees and some possible…

REPORT: Improving Settlement Services Across Canada

The House of Commons Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration has just released its report on Improving Settlement Services Across Canada.  The report was presented to the House on June 19, 2019. The Committee studied settlement services provided for newcomers focusing on the range of services available and best practices in service delivery; criteria for…

MANSO’s 2018-19 Annual Report

MANSO’s Annual General Meeting was held on June 12th, 2019 at the Sturgeon Heights Community Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  Our 2018-2019 Annual Report was launched at the AGM. MANSO extends our thanks to all of our member organizations for their ongoing support and participation in our umbrella organization.  All of the activities are made possible…

Refugee Week in Manitoba

Manitoba Association of Newcomer Serving Organizations (MANSO) member agencies and private sponsors devoted to assisting refugees will come together on World Refugee Day to hold various events that shed light on the resilience and strength of people who have escaped conflict and are rebuilding their lives. MANSO encourages its members and the public to celebrate…

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,…