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Creating a sense of belonging is the goal of Manitoba’s welcoming communities. Find out how settlement service provider organizations, faith-based and ethnocultural organizations, community centres and other groups help newcomers adjust to Manitoba life with services that extend beyond just saying “welcome”!

Quick Facts

  • There are more than 70 immigrant serving organizations all over Manitoba. These agencies provide settlement help ranging from orientation and language training to housing and employment.
  • Community centres in Manitoba offer an array of events and classes that promote healthy and strong communities.
  • Volunteering is part of the Canadian way of life. Aside from having a positive effect on your mental and physical well-being, volunteering can also help you increase your awareness of other people, culture and places.

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Newest Community Circles Articles

Should you volunteer during the pandemic? 5 steps to help out safely

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If you have the time and desire to help out, then yes, you should absolutely volunteer. People like you are… Read more »

Thinking of becoming mentor? Here’s what you need to know

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Remember when you were just starting out in Manitoba? Did someone advise you about what to do in your first… Read more »

YMCA-YWCA Winnipeg’s Newcomer Services: Offering holistic and free supports for newcomers of all ages

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Interview with Marko Gjuric, Director of Newcomer Services There’s a lot happening at the Y! If you think that your… Read more »

Ramadan etiquette: Is it okay to eat in front of Muslims during Ramadan?

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Are you a non-Muslim who wants to be respectful of the religious practices of your Muslim friends and colleagues during… Read more »

Recent Community Circles Articles, CLB3-4

Volunteering 101: What it is and what it’s not

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When I hear the word “volunteering,” I immediately think of stormy weather and gathering donations of water, canned goods and… Read more »

5 steps to apply successfully for a volunteer position

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Volunteering in organizations is not a matter of showing up and then you’re in. You may have to go through… Read more »

5 activities to do in January to start your year right

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Start your year on a high note! Take care of your body, mind, finances and even your environment, so that… Read more »

5 types of volunteer work

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There are many ways to help and volunteer. You can provide manual labor or mentor someone. You can sell, plan,… Read more »

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Summer Course

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English Online’s Summer Course is a 9-week course for immigrants to Manitoba. Its purpose is to provide a flexible learning environment… Read more »

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Idiom Set: Making a Difference

Volunteers collecting and sorting recyclables.

In this idioms set you’ll find Canadian idioms relating to elections, the environment and volunteering. Click on each lesson for… Read more »

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