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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

  • Volunteering has a positive effect on your mental and physical well-being.
  • Volunteering can also help you increase your awareness of other people, culture and places.
  • Community centres in Manitoba offer an array of events and classes that promote healthy and strong communities

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Community Circles Resources

There many ways you can connect with your community in Manitoba. This section is about the groups in your neighbourhood that can help you adjust to life in your new country.

There are a host of immigrant-serving organizations in Manitoba. Here’s a list.

Volunteering is one the best ways to know the people in your community and to network. The Volunteer Manitoba site has a listing of volunteer opportunities that may be of interest to you.

Manitoba has community centres that provide recreation programs and services to residents. Winnipeg has 64 community centres all over the city. Get involved and get active!

Know all about Winnipeg, from general information to detailed descriptions of its neighbourhoods from the official website of Tourism Winnipeg.

Newest Community Circles Articles

The Neighbourhood Immigrant Settlement Worker (NISW) Program: A newcomer’s lifeline in the community

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It started with a call. The woman on the line needed help applying for child benefits. The question was simple… Read more »

Westman Immigrant Services

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About the Westman Region: The southwestern region of Manitoba is called Westman. It is composed of 41 municipalities, and 55… Read more »

SOPA: Your key to getting job-ready for Canada

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One of the most important elements of successful settlement and integration is career success. This is why it is quite… Read more »

Parkland Immigration Community Services

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About the Parkland Region: The Parkland region is located in the western part of the province. It is described as… Read more »

Recent Community Circles Articles, CLB3-4

Specialized services for refugees in Manitoba

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Whether you need help for housing, employment, health, language and other services, Manitoba agencies are prepared to serve you. Most… Read more »

Discovering your community centre

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Isolation is more common than you think among newcomers. Women, especially those with young children, are most likely to suffer… 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

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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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