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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

  • Manitoba has some of the most active Immigrant Serving Organizations in the country, offering support to all newcomers.
  • To date, the Manitoba Association of Newcomer Serving Organizations (MANSO) has 67 members who provide settlement and integration services.
  • Community centres in Manitoba offer an array of events and classes that promote healthy and strong communities

Community Circles Articles by Topic

Newest Community Circles Articles

MFL Occupational Health Centre: Educating newcomers about workplace health and safety

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Interview with Geethanjalie Jayasinghe, Counsellor/Community Development Worker Do you know your workplace’s health and safety guidelines? Most of us don’t… Read more »

New Journey Housing: Everything you needed to know about housing in MB and more

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Finding a good home when you’re a newcomer can be hard. Aside from the cost and availability, the process of… Read more »

Family Dynamics: Building a community of empowered individuals and healthy families

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Are you a newcomer living in the following areas? Tuxedo, River Heights, and Fort Rouge Fort Garry, Fort Richmond and… Read more »

Holy Names House of Peace: A safe haven in the heart of the city

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Interview with Sister Lesley Sacouman, Executive Coordinator English Online had the privilege of chatting recently with Sister Lesley Sacouman, founder… Read more »

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5 steps to apply successfully for a volunteer position

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Volunteering is not a matter of raising your hand and then you’re in. You have to know where to volunteer… Read more »

5 activities to do in January to start your year right

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

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 »

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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

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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