WINNIPEG SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA TO HOLD SPECIAL CONCERT FOR REFUGEES

By Braeden Jones, for Metro News

‘WSO has been working with the Manitoba Association of Newcomer Serving Organizations to get the word out about the concert.’ Click on the link for full article.

‘UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE CALLED LOVE’: SYRIAN REFUGEE FAMILY WELCOMED TO WINNIPEG

CBC News

The Syrian refugee family of four arrived on Thursday after receiving sponsorship and help from the South Osborne Syrian Refugee Initiative (SOSRI), a group of about 200 volunteers. Click on the link for full article.

CHANGING THE FACE OF MANITOBA IMMIGRATION

By Dan Lett, for Winnipeg Free Press

This is an opinion piece. Click on the link for full article.

SYRIAN EXODUS TO CANADA: ONE YEAR LATER, A LOOK AT WHO THE REFUGEES ARE AND WHERE THEY WENT

By Joe Friesen, for The Globe and Mail

Joe Friesen crunches the numbers to paint a clearer picture of the new lives of Syrian Refugees in Canada, and the challenges that lie ahead for them.  Click on the link for full article.

THE ROLE OF HOUSING AND WRAP AROUND SUPPORTS FOR NEWCOMER FAMILIES IN WINNIPEG

By Jill Bucklaschuk

On November 22, 2016, Dr. Jill Bucklaschuk presented her research on ‘The IRCOM Model: Housing and wrap – around supports for Newcomers in Winnipeg.’  Click on the link for full article and read about her full report here.

RDI STUDY EXAMINES SMALL-TOWN CAPACITY TO SETTLE NEWCOMERS

By Lorraine Stevenson, for Manitoba Co-operator

Rural development Institute-Brandon University carried our research in five regions of Manitoba where they examined small-town capacity to settle newcomers. This research was funded by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) through MANSO. Vicki Sinclair – Executive Director at MANSO feels that this research will help with supporting regional settlement service providers and help us in understanding the strength and gaps in our settlement capacity. Click on the link for full article.

SYRIAN REFUGEES PREPARE TO LOSE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FUNDING

By Sarah Plowman, for CTV Winnipeg

As month 13 is nearing, Syrian refugees who arrived in Canada last November are preparing for transitioning from federal government funding after 12 months of financial support. Click on the link for full article and video.

PROVINCE TO REVAMP IMMIGRATION PROGRAM

Winnipeg Sun

Premier Brian Pallister promised to fast-track an immigration program in a bid to increase the number of skilled workers in Manitoba. Click on the link for full article.

SHORT FILM – ‘WELCOME TO CANADA’

Produced by Adam Loften, Mary Fowles, and Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee of Go Project Films.
Author: Nadine Ajaka, for the Atlantic.

This is a short video featuring Mohammed Alsaleh born in Hasakeh, Syria on his life in Syria and new life in Canada. His new life in Vancouver includes assisting newly-arrived Syrian refugee families resettle, find new homes, and begin again. Click on the link for full video.

CHALLENGES FACING REFUGEES PUSH SOME KIDS INTO GANGS, FORMER GANG MEMBER AND REFUGEE SAYS ISOLATION AND LANGUAGE BARRIERS MAKE LIFE HARD FOR NEWCOMER KIDS

By Stefanie Lasuik, for CBC News.

IRCOM staff – Mandela Kuet is speaking about the challenges facing refugees such as isolation and language barriers that makes life hard for newcomer kids pushing some into gangs. Click on the link for full article.