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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.

Community Circles Articles by Topic

Newest Community Circles Articles

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 »

5 qualities of a great mentor

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Thinking of becoming a mentor? Good for you! You should be proud that you’ve decided to take on this important… Read more »

3 ways to contribute to the community

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“One person can make a difference, and everyone should try.” -John F. Kennedy We are an ultra-social species. Our sense… Read more »

Recent Community Circles Articles, CLB3-4

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

A group of four diverse volunteers arm-in-arm

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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