Category: All Resources

Renting a Home in Manitoba – Plain Language Booklet

A plain-language guide about Renting a Home in Manitoba produced in collaboration with Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council, IRCOM, New Journey Housing and the Winnipeg Rental Network, with funding support from the Manitoba Government. Hard copies of the guide can be ordered at cost ($1.50/booklet) from the MANSO office.

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Resources on Anti-Spam Legislation: Tech Soup – How to be CASL and GDPR Compliant

Like any organization operating in Canada, nonprofits need to comply with Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) if they send “commercial” electronic messages (including electronic newsletters). But other data privacy rules from Europe now apply as well! If you have members, donors or website visitors from the EU, you must be in compliance with the GDPR, Europe’s…

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Resources on Cannabis Law and Use

Canadian law regulating cannabis changed on October 17th, 2018.  Many service providers have indicated that they are fielding questions and concerns about the new law.  These resources may be useful in responding to these questions. Justice Canada’s website has information about what is legal and not legal: http://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/cj-jp/cannabis/ The Province of Manitoba website ‘Know the Facts’ has…

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Resources on Intimate Partner Violence against Immigrant and Refugee Women

The Violence Against Women Learning Network Newsletter (September 2018 issue) focuses on Violence against Immigration and Refugee Women. The issue is a collaboration between OCASI and the Centre for Research and Education on Violence against Women and Children at Western University. The issue aims to: Counter common misconceptions related to Intimate Parnter Violence (IPV) Examine…

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RIF Manitoba: Francophone service pathway – Resource for English-speaking sector staff

Réseau en Immigration Francophone (RIF) Manitoba has shared with our sector the new resource to help English-speaking sector staff when making referrals to Francophone services. This will ensure that clients will receive consistent information throughout the sector. Please feel free to share this resource with your friends or colleagues! Resource for English speaking sector staff…

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Services & Supports for Refugee Claimants in Winnipeg

As Manitoba has seen an increase in the number of people who are arriving as refugee claimants to our province, we want to share information on available services. Most often, community members, friends and faith communities play the most significant role in supporting refugee claimants in the community, and this document may assist them in…

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Social Isolation of Seniors – A Focus on New Immigrant and Refugee Seniors in Canada

This supplement is a resource to help organizations and service providers adopt approaches to help new immigrant and refugee seniors strengthen human connections. Social isolation is a silent reality experienced by many seniors, and particularly new immigrant and refugee seniors. It is hoped that this resource will heighten awareness and sensitivity and help organizations, friends,…

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Starting a Business – Plain Language Booklet

This plain language booklet, was developed by Literacy Partners of Manitoba, in partnership with Community Futures Manitoba, Aboriginal Business Service Network and the Canadian Youth Business Foundation.  Please note that Literacy Partners of Manitoba is no longer in operation. The booklet reviews in plain language the key pieces of information about how to start a business…

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Talking About Money: Plain Language Booklet

This new booklet gives newcomer Canadians a good start for understanding money and how it works. The booklet was developed by Community Futures Manitoba (Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program & Indigenous Business Development Services), New Journey Housing and SEED Winnipeg. Hard copies are available from the MANSO office for $1.50/booklet (to cover printing costs).

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