Category: Diversity, Accessibility and Inter-cultural Communication

City of Winnipeg (Manitoba) – Newcomer Welcome and Inclusion Policy

The Newcomer Welcome and Inclusion Policy was adopted by the City Council of Winnipeg on February 27, 2020. Part I of the Stakeholder Engagement Summary provides an overview of feedback collected for the Policy. Part II of the Stakeholder Engagement Summary is the overview of how feedback was considered in the Policy. The City will…

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Kichi-Asotamatowin: Land & Treaties EAL Curriculum

MANSO and Immigration Partnership Winnipeg are pleased to announce the launch of the Kichi-Asotamatowin*: Land & Treaties Curriculum for English as an Additional adult language program.  The curriculum is for use in LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada) programs as well as more informal contexts like conversation classes and one-on-one tutoring. * ‘sacred promises to one…

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MANSO: Accessible Customer Service Standards Course

In partnership with the Manitoba Possible (formerly Society for Manitobans with Disabilities) and English Online, MANSO is launching an online course for staff and volunteers of our member organizations to learn about the Accessible Customer Service Standards (ACSS) that are part of the Accessibility for Manitobans Act. The Accessibility for Manitobans Act became law in Manitoba in December 2013….

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AAISA: Building Champions of Anti-Racism and Anti-Islamophobia: A Practice Guide for Alberta’s Settlement Community

Building Champions of Anti-Racism and Anti-Islamophobia: A Practice Guide for Alberta’s Settlement Community (the ‘Practice Guide’) is a practical manual of principles, tools, resources and case examples that can help professionals, organizations, government or communities address racism and Islamophobia at an individual, community, or systems level. An online learning component will function alongside the Practice…

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Accessibility for Manitobans Act: Tools to Support Accessibility

Manitoba’s Disabilities Issues Office (DIO) supports The Accessibility for Manitobans Act with a variety of tools to help expand knowledge and action on accessibility. The Accessibility Standard for Customer Service requires policies and training to provide services in an efficient, fair and respectful manner.  The deadline for non-profits to comply is November 2018.  The word “customer” means…

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Accessibility for Manitobans: Everyone Benefits Online Training

The Disabilities Issues Office offers this online training video outlining the basic elements of The Accessibility for Manitobans Act and Accessibility Standard for Customer Service. The Accessibility Standard for Customer Service came into effect for businesses, non-profits and smaller municipalities on November 1, 2018. To meet the requirements of the standard and to create great…

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Black Experiences in Healthcare in Canada: the Legacy

Join Dr. Dorothy Williams, a historian who specializes in Black Canadian history for a session that explores Black experiences in Healthcare.  This webinar is hosted by the Newcomer National Navigator Network. https://members.newcomernavigation.ca/meeting-place/58e044ac-beaf-4e61-44a0-08d8da9746bd *you may need to set up a free account to access this webinar.  

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Black, Indigenous and Persons of Colour (BIPOC) Mental Health Resources – Manitoba

The BIPOC Mental Health Workers Resource List is a Winnipeg resource for Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Colour identifying counsellors, therapists, and peer workers! Many intersecting identities of professionals, varying or no cost, and city-wide locations available. This is an open resource for community and professionals alike so feel free to share! BIPOC Mental Health…

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BUILDING A FOUNDATION FOR CHANGE: Canada’s Anti-Racism Strategy 2019-2022

Building a Foundation for Change: Canada’s Anti-Racism Strategy 2019–2022 was launched on June 25th, 2019 and helps advance the Government of Canada’s vision of fostering and promoting a more inclusive and equitable country for all Canadians. A key pillar of the strategy is the establishment of a new Anti-Racism Secretariat that will lead a whole-of-government…

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