Category: Information and Orientation Resources

Beyond 94: Truth and Reconciliation in Canada

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission was formed as a means of reckoning with the devastating legacy of forced assimilation and abuse left by the residential school system. From 2008 to 2014, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission heard stories from thousands of residential school survivors. In 2015, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission released its final report,…

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Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP) – List of providers

The Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP) provides limited, temporary coverage of health-care benefits to people in the following groups who aren’t eligible for provincial or territorial health insurance protected persons, including resettled refugees; refugee claimants; and certain other groups. This list of IFHP providers, compiled by the Medavie Blue Cross, will be a useful resource…

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IPW – Report “Fostering Safe Spaces for Dialogue and Relationship-Building Between Newcomers and Indigenous Peoples”

“Fostering Safe Spaces for Dialogue and Relationship-Building Between Newcomers and Indigenous Peoples” report, by the Immigration Partnership Winnipeg (IPW), has been launched. The main recommendation is to provide an orientation tool kit that contains information about Indigenous history and culture, and treaties, while facilitating discussions about stereotypes, telling positive stories about Indigenous communities and listing…

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Manitoba Non-EIA Rent Assist program

On January 30, 2020, MANSO and our Housing committee (with the support of New Journey Housing) hosted a Non-EIA Rent Assist Webinar session. Below is the list of resources and contact information. *Please note that the Rent Assist program will be updated every July 1st on the Province of Manitoba website, so please make sure…

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Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba – Treaty Education Initiative (TEI)

The Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba (TRCM) has updated new resource of the Treaty Education Initiative (TEI) on its website. TEI is s a public education initiative that promotes teaching about treaties from kindergarten to grade 12. Included is the Teacher’s Manual, as well as resources from the Treaties Education Kit. Together, these resources complement…

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Being Safe at Work – Plain Language Booklet

This resource, shared in COPIAN’s library of adult education resources, was developed by Literacy Partners of Manitoba with SAFE Workers of Tomorrow. Please note, some of the information about young workers under 18 is out of date.  Please refer to this Employment Standards FactSheet for up-to-date information.

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Canada’s Food Guide: Snapshot (Multilingual)

Food Guide Snapshot is now available in 28 languages. The Food Guide’s healthy eating messages are now accessible and useful for people living in Canada who speak languages other than English or French, including Indigenous Peoples, ethnic groups and newcomers to Canada. The Snapshot is now available in the following additional languages: Indigenous: Dene, Michif, Ojibwe,…

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Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR): Information on Pilot for Excluded Family Members

Pilot for Excluded Family Members: Practical Information: This document provides basic information for newcomers and those who support them about a pilot project that allows some people to sponsor family members who were not originally declared to immigration authorities (and who are therefore Excluded Family Members). https://ccrweb.ca/en/pilot-excluded-family-members-practical-information ———————– Projet pilote pour les membres de la famille…

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