Immigrant Serving Organizations

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Just arrived in Manitoba and need help? Here are the settlement service providers that can assist you depending on your need. Settlement service providers are organizations that help immigrants successfully settle through various programs. Most of the services that they offer are for free.

Click on the links to learn more about the type of services that you can avail, and the organization’s contact details:

General settlement services

If you need help finding a temporary place to live, employment, learning some skills, language training, and counselling, or if you need to be referred to more specific services, these are the people to call.

Regional:

Westman Immigrant Services (Brandon, Boissevain, Kola and Rossburn)
Cartwright, Killarney, Boissevain Settlement Services (Cartwright, Killarney, Boissevain)
Neepawa and Area Immigrant Settlement Services (Neepawa,Gladstone, Minnedosa)
Portage Learning and Literacy Centre (Portage La Prairie)
Parkland Settlement Services (Grandview, Roblin, Rossburn, Dauphin)
Eastman Immigrant Services (Steinbach)
Swan Valley Settlement Services (South Central)
Virden Settlement Services (Virden, Kola, Hamiota)
South Central Immigrant Services (Winkler, Morden, Altona)
Thompson Newcomer Settlement Services (Thompson)

Winnipeg-based:

Neighbourhood Immigrant Settlement Workers
Elmwood – Elmwood Community Resource Centre, 545 Watt St., Winnipeg, R2K 2S2
Tel. No.: 204 982-1720 Ext 205 and 206. Email: nisw@elmwoodcrc.ca, nisw2@elmwoodcrc.ca
William Whyte/Point Douglas – Norwest Co-op Community Health, #785 Keewatin Street, Wpg. R2X 3B9
Tel. No.: 204-792-8191 & 204-792-8158. Email: ggabriel3@norwestcoop.ca, mbanay@norwestcoop.ca
Tuxedo/Fort Rouge/River Heights/Edgeland/Doncaster – Tuxedo Family Resource Centre, # 1 – 225 Doncaster Street, Wpg. R3N 1X7
Tel. No.: 204 771-7475. Email: Nisw.tuxedo@familydynamics.ca
St. James – Assiniboine – Jameswood Community School, 1 Braintree Crescent Wpg. R3J 1C7
Tel. No.: 204-470-9325 & 204-470-9326. Email: nisw.stjames@familydynamics.ca
West Central – West Central Women’s Resource Centre, 640 Ellice Ave. Wpg. R3G 0A7
Tel. No.: 204 774-8975 ext. 219, ext. 225 & ext. 216. Email: nisw@wcwrc.ca, nisw2@wcwrc.ca, nisw3@wcwrc.ca
Fort Garry/Fort Richmond – Access Fort Garry, 135 Plaza Drive, Wpg. R3T 6E8
Tel. No.: 204 894-8421 Or 204 981-1807. Email: nisw.fortgarry@familydynamics.ca,nisw2.fortgarry@familydynamics.ca
Seven Oaks– Seven Oaks Immigrant Services, 950 Jefferson Avenue, Wpg. V7T 2A4
Tel. No.: 204 632-1716. Email: Jana.Mckee@7oaks.org, Settlement@7oaks.org
St. Vital / St. Boniface – René Deleurme Centre, 511 St. Anne’s Road, Wpg. R2M 3E5
Tel. No.: 204-257-7308. Email: Iftu.ibrahim@lrsd.net, moise.muhindo@lrsd.net, Victoria.scales@lrsd.net
River East/Transcona – River East Transcona Immigrant Services – RETIS, John Pritchard School, 1490 Henderson Hwy. Wpg. R2G 1N5
Tel. No.: 204 669-9412 est. 2968. Email: vschroeder@retsd.mb.ca
Inkster – Norwest Co-op Community Health, #785 Keewatin Street, Wpg. Wpg. R2X 3B9
Tel. No.: 204-794-3480 or 204 938-5962. Email: mbale2@norwestcoop.ca, nhamdan@norwestcoop.ca, mjosue@norwestcoop.ca, pmapuyan@norwestcoop.ca
Rainbow Resource Centre – 170 Scott Street, Wpg. MB R3L 0L3
Tel. No.: 2034740212 ext. 216 or 212. Email: DanielC@rainbowresourcecentre.org, SarahP@rainbowresourcecentre.org
Immigrant Centre – Coordinator NISW Program, 100 Adelaide Street, Wpg, MB R3A 0W2
Tel. No.: (204) 943-9969 Ext. 260, Cell: (204) 290-7535. Email: dadenekan@icmanitoba.com

Contact details as of June 2018 (updated October 2018).

A&O Support Services for Older Adults
Accueil francophone
Entry Program (Altered Minds)
Family Dynamics Family Supports for Refugees
Hospitality House Refugee Ministry
Immigrant Centre
IRCOM
Jewish Child and Family Service
Living Gospel Church (520 William Ave., 204-775-7818)
Manitoba Start
Mennonite Central Committee
Nor’west Co-op
River East Transcona Division
Seven Oaks School Division
Welcome Place (Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council, Inc.)
West Central Women’s Resource Centre
Winnipeg School Division

Housing

These organizations specialize in helping individuals and families avail of temporary shelter and viable housing options.

Welcome Place (Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council, Inc.)
Hospitality House Refugee Ministry
House of Peace
IRCOM
New Journey Housing
Living Gospel Church (520 William Ave., 204-775-7818)
Neighbourhood Immigrant Settlement Workers
West End Commons

Settlement & Language Training

Whether English or French, these organizations will help you learn the official languages of Canada. Some of them will even provide information that will help you settle and integrate in Manitoba quickly. Most of these organizations offer training for free, some at a minimal cost.  Some organizations even provide child-care and other supports for parents with young children. A good way to start is to have your language benchmark assessed by WELARC (some organizations require a referral from the organization as well) to know your Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB).  This will help language instructors provide the appropriate language materials that will best suit you.

A&O Support Services for Older Adults
Accueil francophone
Canadian Culture and Communication for Nurses
English Online (or Live and Learn)
EDGE Skills Centre
EESE (Enhanced English Skills for Employment)
Entry Program (Altered Minds)
Immigrant Centre
IRCOM
Louis Riel School Division (Rene Delerume Centre)
Manitoba School Improvement Project
Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology (MITT)
MOSAIC
Nor’West Co-op Community Health (75 Keewatin St., 204-793-3120)
Red River College
River East Transcona School Division
Seven Oaks School Division
Society for Manitobans with Disabilities (SMD)
UFCW
University of Winnipeg
Winnipeg Central Park Women’s Resource Centre
Winnipeg Public Library
YMCA-YWCA of Winnipeg

Employment

These organizations can help you with skills development, language training for job-ready English, job-search and resume-writing support, employment counselling, and even business development support if you want to start your own business.

ACOMI (African Communities of Manitoba Inc.)
EDGE Skills Centre
EESE (Enhanced English Skills for Employment)
Entry Program (Altered Minds)
House of Peace
Immigrant Centre
Islamic Social Service Association
Jewish Child and Family Service
Manitoba Construction Sector Council
Manitoba Nurses Union
Manitoba Start (Employment Solutions for Immigrants Inc.)
MFL Occupational Health Centre Inc.
NEEDS (Newcomers Employment and Education Development Services Inc.)
New Directions
Neighbourhood Immigrant Settlement Workers
Opportunities for Employment
Pluri-Elles
Red River College (Student Employment Services)
SEED Winnipeg Inc.
Seven Oaks School Division
Spence Neighbourhood Association
Success Skills Centre
UFCW
Welcome Place (Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council Inc.)
Youth Employment Services

Women and Family Support

Go to these organizations for parenting and family literacy, youth support, counselling and therapy for families and individuals, trauma support, and skills training especially for women.

Aurora Family Therapy Centre
Boys and Girls Clubs of Winnipeg
Family Dynamics
House of Peace
Islamic Social Services Association
Jewish Child and Family Service
Living Gospel Church (520 William Ave., 204-775-7818)
Louis Riel School Division
Manitoba Construction Sector Council
MOSAIC
Nor’west Co-op – NISP
Pembina Trails School Division
Pluri-Elles
River East Transcona School Division
SEED
Seven Oaks School Division
Society for Manitobans with Disabilities (SMD)
West Central Women’s Resource Centre
Winnipeg Central Park Women’s Resource Centre
Winnipeg Child and Family Services
YMCA-YWCA of Winnipeg

Health and Wellness

These organizations provide health services, workplace health and safety,  education on reproductive health, nutrition services, and counselling services for violence, trauma, and others.

Entry Program (Altered Minds)
Immigrant Centre
Klinik
Mount Carmel Clinic
Neighbourhood Immigrant Settlement Workers
Nor’west Co-op – NISP
Rainbow Resource Centre
Salvation Army (Barbara Mitchell Family Resource Centre)
Sexuality Education Resource Centre Manitoba (SERC)
Welcome Place (Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council Inc.)
Winnipeg Central Park Women’s Resource Centre
Winnipeg Regional Health Authority
Youville Community Health Centre

Mental Health

These organizations specialize in programs for people who need psychiatric evaluation and counselling, or treatment and support for addictions.They also offer programs for women and families in transition, nutrition and health services, as well as skills training for employment.

Aurora Family Therapy Centre
Family Dynamics
House of Peace
Immigrant Centre
Islamic Social Service Association
Jewish Child and Family Service
MFL Occupational Health Centre
Klinik Community Health Centre
Mount Carmel Clinic Multicultural Wellness Program
Nor’west Co-op
Pluri-Elles
WRHA (Winnipeg Regional Health Authority)
Youville Centre

Recreation

If you need activities to boost your health or keep your kids occupied in worthwhile activities, these are the organizations to call and visit. They provide recreation programming for families and the youth, some may also provide skills training on a variety of areas such as language, arts and crafts and computer literacy.

African Communities of Manitoba Inc. (ACOMI)
Boys and Girls Club of Winnipeg
IRCOM (Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba)
Manitoba School Improvement Project
MOSAIC
NEEDS (Newcomers’ Employment and Education Development Services Inc.)
Neighbourhood Immigrant Settlement Workers
Nor’west Coop – NISP
Seven Oaks School Division
Spence Neighbourhood Association
West Central Women’s Resource Centre
Winnipeg Central Park Women’s Resource Centre
YMCA-YWCA of Winnipeg

Senior Services

Specialized services such as programs for social engagement, protection from abuse/help line, and counselling services for older adults are offered in these organizations.

A&O Support Services for Older Adults
Jewish Child and Family Service
Living Gospel Church (520 William Ave., 204-775-7818)
SMD (Society for Manitobans with Disabilities)

Youth Services

Youth and families benefit from recreation programs, literacy and homework support, skills training, employment support and counselling from these organizations.

Accueil Francophone
ACOMI (African Communities of Manitoba Inc.)
Aurora Family Therapy Centre
Boys and Girls Club of Winnipeg
IRCOM
Louis Riel School Division
NEEDS (Newcomers’ Employment and Education Development Services Inc.)
New Directions
Neighbourhood Immigrant Settlement Workers
Nor’west Co-op – NISP
Pembina Trails School Division
River East Transcona School Division
SMD (Society for Manitobans with Disabilities)
Spence Neighbourhood Association
YMCA-YWCA of Winnipeg

 

*With thanks to the Local Immigration Partnership (LIP) Winnipeg for sharing this list.
**List as of May, 2015 (links updated as of Jan. 2018).

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