MANSO releases Annual Integration Summit Report

On October 25th – 27th, 2017, MANSO hosted a multi-stakeholder gathering of service providers, government, community organizations and other immigration stakeholders.  The event opened dialogue about current trends, successes, gaps and challenges of the sector and highlighted good practice among service providers and community organizations. We have now finalized our report from the event, which…

MANSO Committee Update: Housing Committee

MANSO’s Housing Committee advocates to increase access to affordable housing for newcomers, supports new housing initiatives for newcomers to MB and works to provide accessible and accurate information to newcomers and service-providers on housing. This year, the Housing Committee has coordinated a few initiatives to share information: The Housing Committee coordinated a webinar with the…

MANSO Committee Update: Employment Committee

MANSO’s Employment Committee was formed in September 2016 and is composed of approximately 23 individuals from a range of MANSO member organizations including those offering employment services, as well as language and settlement providers with an interest in employment. The committee is divided into two working groups, Qualifications Recognition and Entry Level Employment, and meets…

Member Highlight: Sexuality Education Resource Centre Manitoba (SERC)

Sexuality Education Resource Centre Manitoba (SERC) is a community-based, non-profit, pro-choice organization. We are dedicated to providing inclusive, non-judgmental education about sexuality. With two Manitoba offices (Winnipeg & Brandon), we work with all groups of people, of every sexual orientation, gender, and place in life, along their individual sexual journey. Aligned with our mission to promote sexual…

Annual Integration Summit – Presentations available online

On October 25th – 27th, 2017, MANSO hosted a multi-stakeholder gathering of service providers, government, community organizations and other immigration stakeholders called the ‘Annual Integration Summit’.  The event opened dialogue about current trends, successes, gaps and challenges of the sector and highlighted good practice among service providers and community organizations.   A report on the event will…

Member Highlight: Opportunities for Employment

Opportunities for Employment (OFE) is a private organization made up of a team of professionals who specialize in providing free employment services to help individuals find meaningful employment.  OFE is centrally located in downtown Winnipeg, beside the BELL MTS Place on Portage Avenue. Over 20,000 OFE job seekers have found employment since the organization was…

Member Highlight: Elmwood Community Resource Centre

Elmwood Community Resource Centre was founded in March 2001 by Elmwood Interagency Network, Chalmers Neighbourhood Project and West Elmwood Residents Association in consultation with the Elmwood Community. In May of 2002, Elmwood Community Resource Centre, Chalmers Neighbourhood Project, and West Elmwood Residents Association amalgamated their three organizations to create the Elmwood Community Resource Centre and…

Member Highlight: Portage Learning and Literacy Centre

The Portage Learning and Literacy Centre (PLLC) has often been referred to as the hidden jewel of our community. Our name can be quite deceiving as we not only offer adult education programs, but also a host of other services and programs to assist people in Portage la Prairie and the Central Plains region to…

Member Highlight: A & O: Support Services for Older Adults

SENIOR IMMIGRANT SETTLEMENT SERVICES (formerly Entry Program for Older Adult Immigrants) A & O Announces Senior Immigrant Settlement Services On September 1st, 2017 The Entry Program for Older Adult Immigrants officially restructured to become Senior Immigrant Settlement Services (SISS). The program offers a wide range of settlement services for newcomers 55 years of age and…

Member Highlight: English Online

English Online is a not-for-profit organization that provides free, flexible and accessible online services to help newcomers to Manitoba succeed and reach their full potential. Our goal is to address newcomers’ unique needs for settlement and integration through a comprehensive online environment. We have been pioneering innovative service delivery since 2008. In March, 2015, we…