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 priority for our members.

The following two-page overview was presented to the Minister of Finance and the other panel members in advance of the consultation. Vicki Sinclair, MANSO Executive Director spoke to this ongoing issue, and offered further examples of the unmet language and settlement needs of Temporary Foreign Workers, recent Citizens and refugee claimants in answer to questions from the panel.