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Bridging to Employment Graduates June 22

Congratulations to the following students who graduated from the Bridging to Employment program! We wish you a bright and successful future!! Shatila Rahman Hosteen Bungon Ayda Equbagzi Titilope Koiki Ruth Tilahun Nididi Ray-Aigiomawu Nishan Raji Marta Marroquin De Mauricio Tabitha Shagaiya 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  

Bridging to Employment Graduates June 222022-06-29T16:05:41-05:00

WIS welcomes Minister Jon Reyes and MLA Len Isleifson

On Thursday, March 31, 2022, WIS Brandon had the Provincial Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Immigration, the Honourable Jon Reyes, and local Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) for Brandon East, Len Isleifson, visit the office. We were grateful to have the opportunity to have the Minister and MLA both come to the office. During the visit discussed opportunities for newcomers in the Brandon and Westman region.

WIS welcomes Minister Jon Reyes and MLA Len Isleifson2022-04-01T11:16:55-05:00

WIS Executive Director appointed to Immigration Advisory Council

The Manitoba government announced in February the forming of the Immigration Advisory Council. The council will be working together to recommend improvements to current immigration policies and programs in Manitoba. The council will be co-chaired by the Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Immigration, the Honorable Jon Reyes and Dr. Lloyd Axworthy. On Monday, March 28th, the co-chairs announced the appointed members of the council. WIS Executive Director, Enver Naidoo, has been selected as part of the council. For more information about the council and its mandate, please see the below links: Manitoba Immigration Advisory Council: https://immigratemanitoba.com/iac/ Council Mandate: https://manitoba.ca/asset_library/en/proactive/20212022/BG-Immigration-Advisory-Council-AESI-PR.pdf

WIS Executive Director appointed to Immigration Advisory Council2022-04-01T11:22:15-05:00

Bridging to Employment Graduates March 22

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

Bridging to Employment Graduates March 222022-03-25T13:25:14-05:00

2022 Royal Winter Fair Tickets

WIS recently was extremely grateful to receive a donation of over 300 tickets to the upcoming 2022 Royal Winter Fair in Brandon. If you are interested in taking your family to the Winter Fair, please make an appointment to see a Settlement Facilitator by calling 204-727-6031 Thank you to the Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba and their corporate partners of the event: Thorpe Construction, Maple Leaf Foods, IG Wealth Management, Fountain Tire, Westman Lumber, Guild Insurance Group, Meighen Haddad LLP, Behlen Industries, J&G Homes and Manitoba Hydro. Pictured here is Enver Naidoo, WIS Executive Director, accepting the tickets from Rick Dillabough, Manager of Operations and Sponsorship Lead for the Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba.

2022 Royal Winter Fair Tickets2022-03-11T17:43:01-06:00

Black History Month Proclamation

On Thursday, February 3rd 2022, City of Brandon Mayor Rick Chrest proclaimed February as Black History Month, an initiative that was led by Councillor Sunday Frangi. At the ceremony, Mayor Chrest and Councillor Frangi presented this proclamation to Westman Immigrant Services (WIS). WIS Executive Director, Enver Naidoo, was honoured to accept this on behalf of WIS. Click here to view the full proclamation. Pictured here are: Councillor Sunday Frangi, Mayor Rick Chrest and WIS Executive Director Enver Naidoo. Picture: Joseph Bernacki - The Brandon Sun To read more about the ceremony, click here to view the article on the Brandon Sun. https://www.brandonsun.com/local/city-council-marks-black-history-month-576169212.html Mayor Rick Chrest, Councillor Sunday Frangi, BSD School Board Trustee Calistus Ekenna, WIS [...]

Black History Month Proclamation2022-03-01T20:32:43-06:00

Bridging to Employment Graduates Dec 21

Congratulations to our students that graduated this week from the Bridging to Employment program! We wish you a bright and successful future!! 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

Bridging to Employment Graduates Dec 212022-03-25T13:14:51-05:00

Community Voices Project

A Community Voices project is taking place at WIS in partnership with Brandon University Cares Research Centre, Councillor Sunday Frangi representing the City of Brandon, and Non-Profit Board Members involved in focus group discussions related to Diversity & Inclusivity at the Board Level. Pictured here is Dr Michelle Lam from Brandon University Cares Research Centre, Councillor Sunday Frangi and WIS Executive Director Enver Naidoo.

Community Voices Project2021-11-28T23:30:29-06:00

MLAs visiting WIS

On Thursday, September 23, 2021, WIS Brandon had MLAs visit to discuss issues that immigrants and newcomers are experiencing in the region. MLAs Danielle Adams, Mintu Sandhu and Malaya Marcelino came for a tour and discussed some of the issues with Executive Director, Enver Naidoo.

MLAs visiting WIS2021-10-19T02:00:26-05:00

WIS Brandon hosts the Honduran Consulate

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.

WIS Brandon hosts the Honduran Consulate2021-10-17T03:25:32-05:00
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