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…

#HumanRightsDay 2019 – Youth Standing Up for 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 celebrates the contribution and promise of young people who change the world for the better. Young people represent our future, where their participation is…

Immigrant Biometrics Requirements now Available in Canada

Canada makes it easier for foreign nationals to apply for temporary and permanent resident status within Canada As of today, foreign nationals applying from within Canada for temporary or permanent residence, or to extend or renew their visitor visa or work or study permit, will need to have their fingerprints and photo taken and can…