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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

Community Circles Articles by Topic

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

5 types of volunteer work

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

What NOT to do when volunteering

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Having the proper mindset is essential when volunteering. To get the most out of the experience, you should understand that… Read more »

Feeling down? 5 things to do today to boost your self-esteem

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Things getting you down lately? So sorry to hear that. Don’t worry, everyone goes through this at some point. Whatever… Read more »

How to make 2018 your best year ever

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Now that you’re in a new country, are you looking forward to having new friends, a new job, a new… Read more »

Recent Community Circles Articles, CLB3-4

Making your New Year’s resolutions work

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Have you ever made New Year’s resolutions? Resolutions are actions or goals that we promise to start doing or accomplishing… Read more »

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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 In the summer of 2018, English Online will be delivering our Summer Course for the 6th time! Yay! We… 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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