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…

Government of Canada Emergency Community Support Fund // Ouverture des candidatures

From: Employment and Social Development Canada The $350 million Emergency Community Support Fund, a program designed to support community organizations that are providing essential services to vulnerable Canadians through the COVID-19 crisis, is now open for applications. As of May 19, 2020 community-based organizations from across the country will be able to apply for funding to…

Government announces a new, temporary policy that will drastically reduce the time it takes for a Temporary Foreign Worker to start a new job

May 12, 2020 – With the COVID-19 pandemic impacting almost every sector in Canada, temporary foreign workers and their employers are confronted by new challenges in a rapidly changing job market. Many temporary workers with employer-specific work permits lost their jobs this spring. While some have left Canada, others are unable to leave due to…

Anti-Racism campaign “Manitobans: COVID-19 Doesn’t Discriminate. Nor Should You!”

Due to the increasing acts of racism, discrimination, and xenophobia experienced by Asian community members, other racialized groups, and newcomers in Manitoba, Immigration Partnership Winnipeg has launched the campaign “Manitobans: COVID-19 Doesn’t Discriminate. Nor Should You!” (Manitobain(e)s, La COVID-19 ne discrimine pas. Vous non plus !) in partnership with various organizations throughout Manitoba.   The…

Digital equity and community solidarity during and after COVID-19

There is a race among public health agencies at all levels to provide timely, accurate information about COVID-19 that is essential to support physical distancing policies and to maintain quarantine and stay-at-home rules. But persistent digital inequalities threaten these objectives. Timely information, access to benefits and programs and the transition to working or studying remotely,…

Manitoba restricts operations of non-critical businesses in new Public Health Order

The Manitoba government is issuing a new public health order to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health and safety of all Manitobans. The list of public health orders and the schedule of critical services can be found online at www.manitoba.ca/covid19/soe.html.  Businesses with questions about how the order and schedule of critical services…

Canadian Council for Refugees: COVID-19 Statement/ Déclaration COVID-19

On March 23, 2020, the Canadian Council for Refugees released a massage that urges everyone to remain open to people in precarious situations in Canada and around the world. These moments define our humanity: we must remain open to refugees and vulnerable migrants. Read more.  Le 23 mars 2020 – Conseil canadien pour les réfugiés.  Ces moments déterminent…

Canada provides update on exemptions to travel restrictions to protect Canadians and support the economy

On March 20, 2020, The Government of Canada has provided an update on travel restrictions put in place to stem the spread of COVID-19. Exemptions to the air travel restrictions will apply to foreign nationals who have already committed to working, studying or making Canada their home, and travel by these individuals will be considered essential…

Canada announces plan to continue growing the economy and creating middle class jobs through responsible increases in newcomers

March 12, 2020—Ottawa – Today the Honourable Marco Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, tabled the 2020-2022 Immigration Levels Plan in the House of Commons. The new plan will benefit all Canadians because immigration drives economic growth, spurs innovation and helps employers access the talent they need to thrive. Supplementary Information 2020-2022 Immigration Levels Plan…