Joint umbrella release – One year on: newcomer serving and private sponsorship organizations thank Canadians for welcoming Syrians

For release Monday 5 December 2016 One year after Syrians began to arrive in Canada as part of a major resettlement movement, newcomer-serving and private sponsorship organizations take the opportunity to salute and thank the countless Canadians who individually and collectively contributed to sponsoring and welcoming refugees. Canada’s warm response to refugees depends on everyone…

MANSO Submission to Provincial Housing Consultations

The Manitoba Government is currently undertaking consultations on housing using a variety of methods. Access to stable and affordable housing has many far-reaching benefits connected to community, economic and social development. It includes collaboration between government, communities, non-profit organizations and the private sector. Input about your housing needs and the housing needs in your community…

Presentation to Provincial Pre-Budget Consultation

On October 17th, MANSO was one of a number of organizations (from a variety of sectors) invited to give a brief oral presentation at a pre-budget consultation for the Province of Manitoba.  We focused on support for services for clients who are not eligible for federally funded settlement services, which has consistently been an urgent…

2015-16 Annual Report

We are pleased to share our 2015-16 Annual Report, which documents highlights of the final year of programming for both MIRSSA and MEALO, the two umbrella organizations that joined to form MANSO.  Thank you to all of our member organizations, partners, funders and other community members for your support. We look forward to presenting our…

MANSO presents Lessons Learned and Settlement & Integration Consultation Report

On June 29th and June 30th 2016, key stakeholders and the wider settlement community came together to discuss lessons learned, best practices and challenges faced during the Syrian refugee resettlement initiative and how these findings can be used to ensure successful integration outcomes for all refugees and immigrants who settle in Manitoba.  This event was…

MANSO Brief on Violence against Young Women and Girls in Canada

Several of MANSO’s members with specific expertise on women’s experiences of violence developed a brief in response to the invitation inform the Housing of Commons Standing Committee on Status of Women’s study on “Violence Against Young Women and Girls.” The Committee was concerned by the shortage of statistics and information on violence faced by young…

The Institute for Canadian Citizenship (ICC) Call for Volunteers in Winnipeg

The Institute for Canadian Citizenship (ICC) is a national, non-profit charity that helps accelerate new citizens’ integration into Canadian life through original programs, collaborations and unique volunteer opportunities. ICC is seeking to rebuild its volunteer committee in Winnipeg. ICC is currently looking for volunteers to be part of the ‘building citizenship program’ that welcomes and…

A message from MANSO’s new Executive Director

2016 has been a challenging, exciting and very busy year for both Settlement and Language Service providers and I can think of no better time to join Bequie and Teresa, Seid, Michelle and Immaculate here at MANSO, our amalgamated umbrella organization. Their experience, expertise and commitment to ensuring newcomers to Manitoba are welcomed and engaged is…

Attracting newcomers to Canada’s francophone communities outside Quebec

Starting June 1, 2016, the Mobilité Francophone stream will exempt employers from the Labour market Impact Assessment process for francophone workers in certain occupations in communities outside of Quebec. March 17, 2016—Ottawa, ON–Attracting skilled francophone workers to Canada and encouraging them to settle in communities outside of Quebec is the goal of a new International…

Report on Information Practices of Immigrants to Canada

What are the information needs, sources, and barriers to information experienced by immigrants throughout the immigration and settlement process?  This 2008 report out of the University of Toronto by Nadia Caidi examines these questions Caidi Information Practices of Immigrants to Canada