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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

Refugee claimant services in Manitoba

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For a complete and updated list of refugee claimant services, please go to Services and supports for refugee claimants in… Read more »

Let’s make friends – newcomer meet-ups and opportunities to socialize

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There are many ways you can connect with others and build relationships in friendly Manitoba. All you need is a… Read more »

4 components of successful mentor-mentee relationships

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Mentorship has been known to be a valuable personal and professional development practice for years. A five-year study shows that… Read more »

How to be an ideal mentee and get the most out of mentorship

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One of the best ways to ensure successful settlement in Canada is through mentorship. It can shorten your learning curve… Read more »

Recent Community Circles Articles, CLB3-4

Newcomer serving organizations: Your partners for successful settlement in Manitoba

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Moving to a new country is not easy. Even if you did your research before coming here, you will still… 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 your Muslim friends and colleagues during Ramadan? Do you wonder… Read more »

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 applying successfully for a volunteer position

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