Ethnocultural and faith based organizations

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Aside from immigrant serving organizations, there are also ethnocultural organizations and faith based groups that provide services and welcome new Manitobans. If you feel that you need to touch base with a community from your own race or creed, these are the organizations to look up and be active in.

If you feel that you need to touch base with a community from your own race or creed, these are the organizations to look up and be active in.

Ethnocultural communities, aside from providing a welcoming atmosphere for their countrymen, usually offer direct settlement support like free translation services, job search support, even housing. Faith based groups, on the other hand, are active in refugee sponsorship and support, as well as providing family services. To date, there are around 88 ethnocultural and 40 faith based organizations.

(Please note that some organizations do not have websites/web presence. We are continually building and updating this list).

Ethnocultural organizations:

Afghan Association of Manitoba
Afghan Canadian Association (Watan)
Afghan Women’s Organization
African Communities of Manitoba Inc. (ACOMI)
Amicale de la Francophonie Multiculturelle du Manitoba
Afro-Caribbean Association of Manitoba Inc.
Argentinean Manitoban Association Inc.
Assiniboine Chapter of Sweet Adelines Inc.
Association Culturelle Franco-Manitobaine (ACFM)
Association of Fayz Kateb Corporation
Association of Pakistani Canadians of Manitoba
Association of United Ukrainian Canadians Inc.
Belgian Club
Burma Refugee Sponsorship Group
Burundian Community
Canada-Bangladesh Association of Manitoba
Canada Interaid Link
Canadian-Czech-Slovak Benevolent Association
Canadian Muslim Women’s Institute
Canadian-Polish Congress
Canadian Slovenian Cultural Society Inc.
Caribbean-Canadian Association of Winnipeg
Caribbean Community Cultural Centre – 1100 Fife Street (1 204-697-0441)
Casa do Minho Portuguese Centre Inc.
Centre culturel franco-manitobain Inc.
Colombian Association of Manitoba Inc.
Communaute Congolaise Brazzaville au Manitoba Inc.
Congolese Community of Manitoba
Council of Caribbean Organizations of Manitoba Inc.
Council of South Sudanese Community of Manitoba (Cossom) Inc.
Danish Canadian Club of Manitoba 764 Erin Street (1 204-774-8047)
Darfur Association of Manitoba
Djibouti Community of Manitoba
Dutch Canadian Society of Manitoba
Eritrean Community of Winnipeg
Ethiopian Society of Winnipeg
Ethiopians for Ethiopians
Finnish Canadian Club Inc.
Foundation Charite Congo-Canada
Free Vietnamese Association of Manitoba 100-458 Balmoral Street (1 204-774-3214)
German Society of Winnipeg Inc.
Ghanian Union of Manitoba
Grenadian Association of Manitoba Inc.
Guyanese Association of Manitoba
Hindu Society of Manitoba
Hungarian Canadian Cultural Society of Manitoba Inc.
Hungarian Cultural Centre, Manitoba 443 Selkirk Avenue (1 204-582-0682)
India Association of Manitoba Inc.
Indochina Chinese Association
Iraqi Group
Iraqi Relief Community Group
Irish Association of Manitoba
Islamic Social Services Association
Jewish Federation of Winnipeg
Italian Canadian League of Manitoba
Japanese Cultural Association of Manitoba
Korean Society of Manitoba
Lao Association of Manitoba 7-983 Arlington Street (1 204-774-1115)
Lebanese Association of Canada Inc. 834 St. Matthews Avenue 1 204-774-3214
Liberian Canadians Association of Manitoba
Lithuanian Canadian Community
Manitoba Chilean Association Cultural Centre Inc.
Manitoba Chinese Community Centre
Manitoba Hararian Minority Group
Manitoba Hellenic Cultural Centre (Greek)
Manitoba Islamic Centre
Japanese Cultural Association of Manitoba
Manitoba Somali Association
Mex Y Can Association of Manitoba (Mexican)
Non Political Eritrean Society in Manitoba Inc.
Norwegian Canadian Club Inc. 764 Erin Street (1 204-774-8047)
Oromo Association of Manitoba
Oromo Community of Brandon Corp
Panjab Foundation of Manitoba Inc.
Philippine Canadian Centre of Manitoba
Polish Combatants Association Branch # 13
Portuguese Association of Manitoba Inc.
Punjab Cultural Centre
Romanian Society of Manitoba
Russian Cultural Association
Scandinavian Centre
Serbian Cultural Society
Scottish Association of Winnipeg Inc.
Sierra Leone Nationals Association of Manitoba (SALNAM)
Societe Franco-Manitobaine
Somali Canadian Resettlement Organization
Somali Canadian Society of Manitoba Inc.
Somali Cultural Center of Manitoba Inc.
Somali Eritrean Association
Somali Youth Association of Manitoba
Somaliland Community of Manitoba
Southern Somali Community Inc.
Spanish Club of Winnipeg Inc.
Sri Lankan Association of Manitoba
Council of South Sudanese Community of Manitoba Inc.
Sudan Human Rights Association
Sudan Humanitarian Relief Organization
Sudan Relief and Rehabilitation Programe (SRRP)
St. Andrew’s Society of Winnipeg (Scottish)
Swiss Club of Manitoba
Tamil Cultural Society of Manitoba
Thai Association of Winnipeg (1 204-957-7315)
The Association of Liberian for Peace and Unity in Canada
The Romanian Society of Manitoba Inc.
The Serbian Cultural Society “kolo” Inc.
The United Eritrean Canadian Society of Manitoba Inc
Trinidad & Tobago Society of Winnipeg
Turkish Society of Canada
Ukrainian Canadian Congress
Ukranian Cultural & Educational Centre
Vietnamese Canadian Federation
Waamo People’s Association Inc.
West Indian Indo-Canadian Cultural Organization of Manitoba Inc.
Winnipeg Chilean Association Inc.
Winnipeg Chinese Cultural & Community Centre
Winnipeg Kurdish Association
Winnipeg Salvadorean Canadian Cultural Association
Winnipeg Somali Community Inc.
Winnipeg Somali Confederation Unit
Winnipeg Somali Development Committee
Y.M.H.A. Jewish Community Centre of Winnipeg Inc.

Faith based organizations

Abyssinian Islamic Study Group
Ahmaddiya Muslim Association
Anglican Church
Archdiocese of St. Boniface
Archdiocese of Winnipeg
Bethel Evangelical Christians Assembly
Brandon Islamic Center
Calvary Temple
Calvary Temple African Church
Canadian Foundation for Islamic Education
City Church
Emanuel Eritrean Church
Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church Faith and Order
Faith Evangelical Mission Church Inc.
Faith Lutheran Church
First Presbyterian Church
GeezRite Catholic organization in Manitoba (G.R.C.O.M.) Inc
Hospitality House
House of Peace
Hindu Society of Manitoba
Islamic Social Services Association
Jewish Child & Family Services
Living Gospel Church
Manitoba Buddhist Temple
Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council Inc.
Manitoba Islamic Association
Mennonite Central Committee Manitoba
Northend Sponsorship Team (NEST)
Oromo Christian Fellowship of Manitoba
Philadelphia Eritrean Church of Manitoba
St Michael Eritrean Orthodox Tewahdo Church
St. Ignatius Church
Stream of Life International Church (in Brandon)
Sudanese Community Anglican Church
United Church of Canada
West End Commons
Winnipeg Central Mosque
Winnipeg Islamic Centre
Young United Church

With thanks to the Local Immigration Partnership (LIP) Winnipeg for sharing this list.
Some links were taken from the ENTRY Program Ethnocultural Organizations page

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