Our Family Program team recently held the Year End Holiday Family Day. Families celebrated their culture through holiday cooking demos, music, holiday crafts, games, and dance. The event included Indigenous teachings from Deborah Tacan, Cultural Support Worker from 60’s Scoop “Healing the Family Within” Program, Brandon Friendship Center and an inspirational message from Aida Harrison, owner of Aida’s Catering and WIS Board Member. Wearing their traditional attire, our families shared their love for their home country with other families as they enjoyed a taste of favorite dish from Nigeria and the Philippines. Families joined in and danced together to celebrate culture and holiday spirit. Thank you to all our guests and all families [...]
CBC Kids, Western Manitoba Regional Library together with WIS offered a free sessions in Brandon for kids aged 7-10 who are Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit or Métis) or are newcomers to Canada, and interested in an introduction to how video games are made! In each session, CBC Kids TV host Tony Kim took kids on a fun and engaging journey into the world of video games. Kids learned what goes into making a video game for cbckids.ca, including elements of game design, game mechanics and the different jobs that are involved in video game production. The group for each session brainstormed a video game idea, and at the end of the program, CBC Kids [...]
Congratulations to the following students who graduated from the Bridging to Employment program! We wish you a bright and successful future!! Abebayoh Belete Kena Adepoju Babalola Dolapo Adeola Ester Maria Mauricio Marroquin Shilpa Rana Victoria Ese Onayoade A special thank you to Cst. Christopher Joven, Cultural Diversity Officer with RCMP, who made the trip out from Winnipeg to celebrate with the students. To find out more about the Bridging to Employment program, please click here. The Bridging to Employment program is funded by The Manitoba government
The Canadian federal government through Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) are taking steps to support Ukrainians. See below for more information: IRCC press release March 3, 2022: Canada to welcome those fleeing the war in Ukraine Update March 16, 2022: The Manitoba government has announced special measures for Ukrainian citizens, click here to read the Q+A on the Immigrate Manitoba site. Update March 17, 2022: IRCC Immigration measures for people affected by the situation in Ukraine webpage. This website has information about the new immigration plans If you know someone in Ukraine with a submitted application, IRCC has created a dedicated service channel for Ukraine enquiries. People will need to call +613-321-4243, with collect [...]
The Honduran Consulate was located at WIS Brandon from September 24 - 26, 2021. They helped over 150 members of the Honduran community renew their passports. Pictured here is WIS Executive Director, Enver Naidoo, welcoming Sofia Cerrato, Ambassador of Honduras in Canada.
On Monday, August 9, 2021, WIS Brandon had the Provincial Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Immigration, the Honourable Wayne Ewasko, visit the office. Pictured here is Enver Naidoo, WIS Executive Director, Wayne Ewasko and Angela Mowbray, WIS Language Program Manager. We were happy to meet with the Minister. We gave him a tour of WIS and discussed some exciting future opportunities for our programs and clients.