Pathway to permanent residency recognizes exceptional service of asylum claimants on front lines of COVID-19 pandemic

August 14, 2020—Montreal—The Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, announced a temporary measure that will provide a pathway to permanent residency for asylum claimants working in the health-care sector during the COVID-19 pandemic. Under this measure, asylum claimants across the country who are working on the front lines providing…

Celebrate #InternationalDayofFriendship with MANSO Friends membership!

The International Day of Friendship was proclaimed in 2011 by the UN General Assembly with the idea that friendship between peoples, countries, cultures, and individuals can inspire peace efforts and build bridges between communities. It is observed on July 30 each year. So on this day, we want to acknowledge our beloved MANSO Friends, those are organizations…

Federal Court of Canada confirming that sending refugee claimants back to the U.S. violates the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

On July 22, 2020, the Federal Court of Canada has made a decision confirming that sending refugee claimants back to the US under the Safe Third Country Agreement violates the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The case was brought forward by the Canadian Council for Refugees, Amnesty International, the Canadian Council of Churches and a…

ESDC – Supporting Black Canadian Communities Call for Proposals (CFP) 

The Supporting Black Canadian Communities Call for Proposals (CFP) provides capital assistance to Black organizations in Canada to build capacity to: better fulfill their missions better serve Black communities in Canada Not-for-Profit organizations that are Black-led, can apply for up to $100,000 for equipment purchases for work or community spaces, and/or renovations or retrofits of existing workspaces or…

Welcome MANSO Board of Directors 2020-21

We would like to introduce our eleven-member Board of Directors for 2020-2021, elected from candidates nominated by our member organizations, at our AGM on June 10, 2020. Board members are elected for a three-year term and vacancies are filled at the MANSO AGM in June each year. 2020 – 2021 BOARD OF DIRECTORS Jana McKee…

Canada continues to explore innovative solutions for refugees

June 25, 2020—Ottawa—The Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, today reaffirmed Canada’s ongoing commitment to exploring innovative solutions for refugees during the virtual Annual Tripartite Consultations on Resettlement (ATCR). During the meeting, Minister Mendicino presented 3 new actions stemming from Canada’s pledge at the Global Refugee Forum in 2019. Moving…

Celebrate the World Refugee Day 2020 – “Keeping Hope Alive”

#WorldRefugeeDay #WithRefugees #RefugeeDayMB #KeepingHopeAlive   Join us in celebrating the World Refugee DAY this year, with highlight being the live streaming event of the World Refugee Day celebration on Facebook! Date: Friday, June 19, 2020 Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM We encourage you to: Participate in the live streaming event Share the live video…

MANSO 2019-2020 Annual Report

MANSO’s first virtual Annual General Meeting was held on June 10th, 2020. At the meeting, we launched our 2019-2020 Annual Report in English and in French. We would like to thank Kik Partners for designing the report, and Marlene Chambers for French translation. MANSO extends our thanks to all of our member organizations for their…

MANSO Statement on Anti-Black Racism

“Being silent is not helping. We need your voice.” “This needs to stop, now. Racial inequality impacts us all. We continue to recognize the need to have safe cities, spaces, and systems for members of the community of people of African descent in Canada, in the USA, and around the world. We have provided the…