A part of the Manitoba Collaborative Data Portal – “Winnipeg Food Atlas” launched

The Winnipeg Food Atlas launched on February 2, 2020, is a community-developed resource to facilitate discussion and action around food and nutrition security issues in the Winnipeg Health Region. The Winnipeg Food Atlas is now available online: http://www.mbcdp.ca/fns.html Check out this tutorial on how to navigate the interactive map: http://www.mbcdp.ca/wfa_instructions.html The Atlas is part of…

“Beyond the Perimeter” tour in Portage la Prairie

As an effort to introduce newcomers to surrounding communities outside of Winnipeg, Manitoba, the first edition of “Beyond the Perimeter” tour has been delivered. This is a group effort of MANSO and New Journey Housing, Portage Local Immigration Partnership, and Portage Learning and Literacy Centre. On February 4, 2020, a group of 21 newcomers departure…

February is Black History Month in Canada!

In December 1995, the House of Commons officially recognized February as Black History Month in Canada following a motion introduced by the first Black Canadian woman elected to Parliament, the Honourable Jean Augustine. Black History Month is a time for all Canadians to learn, and unlearn more about these Canadian stories and the many other…

National Centre for Collaboration in Indigenous Education (NCCIE)

The National Centre for Collaboration in Indigenous Education (NCCIE) is hosted by First Nations University of Canada, which has a 40-year history of being Indigenous-owned, operated, and controlled. Their website provides information about Indigenous language, resources, maps, videos, documentaries, programs, and initiatives around Indigenous education. https://www.nccie.ca/ Responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to…

Canadian refugee makes history as state delegate at UNHCR forum

In December 2019, Canada made history at a recent United Nations conference in Geneva by having a refugee as part of its official delegation. It marked a historic moment for the international community to – for the first time – have a refugee at the table among world leaders and diplomats who made high-level global…

Federal resources regarding Iranian tragedy PS752//Ressources du gouvernement fédéral en réponse à la tragédie du vol PS752 en Iran

The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has shared a list of federal resources responding to the Iranian situation so that all settlement sector frontline staff is prepared if they are contacted for information. Resouce sheet for settlement agencies Immigration, Réfugiés et Citoyenneté Canada (IRCC) a partagé une liste de ressources fédérales en réponse à…

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….