Life At IRCOM

Embrace the Joy of Summertime!

Last year, our Summer Celebration marked IRCOM’s 31st anniversary and was a blast! 🎉 We had thrilling games, epic dance-offs, and non-stop excitement that kept everyone grinning from ear to ear. 🕺💃 And let’s not forget the mouth-watering food that made the day even tastier. 🍔🌭 Dive into the pictures and relive those sunny, laughter-filled days of pure summer fun! 😄

This year’s Summer Celebration is on June 28th—don’t miss out on the fun!
Brands for Canada, a non-profit charity, is inviting newcomer families to their first PopUp Nike Event on Sunday, May 19th, from 1-4 pm. They have around 800 pairs of Youth-Sized Nike Runners to donate to families in need—1 pair per youth/child. Families must be present to choose the shoes; no pick-ups. Additionally, they have other brand-name new clothing and shoes for everyone else. The event will also feature music and surprises.

Event Details:
Location: 2281 PORTAGE AVE UNIT 208
Date: May 19, Sunday
Timing: 1 to 4 pm
Standing tall against discrimination, IRCOM joins the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia on May 17th. Let's embrace diversity, celebrate love in all forms, and strive for a world where everyone is valued and respected. 

#IRCOMUnity #EqualityForAll
Happy Mother's Day to all the Incredible Moms in our IRCOM family!  Your love, strength, and resilience light up our community every day. Today, we celebrate you and all that you do. Here's to the heartbeats of our homes, the pillars of our families.

#IRCOMMothers #CommunityLove #StrengthInUnity
It is all about laughter, play, and endless adventures as we celebrate Playground Day with the children of our newcomer families at IRCOM! Every moment is a chance for joy and connection from swings to slides. Here’s to creating memories and strengthening bonds in our vibrant community. 

#IRCOMFamily #PlaygroundFun #CommunitySpirit
Charting our course forward with purpose and passion at IRCOM’s Leadership Marathon meeting. Reflecting on our journey, embracing our values, and envisioning a brighter future for newcomer families. Together, we are building bridges, fostering integration, and nurturing partnerships that empower.
 
#IRCOMLeadership #CommunityBuilding #Empowerment #integration
Embarking on a journey of connection and discovery at IRCOM! Our recent outing brought together 25 incredible women and children for a soul-enriching experience. From teachings and smudging by a Metis elder to encountering majestic wildlife, every moment was a treasure. Our newcomer families explored the Bois-des-Esprits, guided by elders from NEWC and Denis De Pape, delving into the land’s rich history.

Let’s walk, learn, and grow together as we embrace the spirit of belonging and community.
Although the final whistle has blown, the spirit of our after-school soccer program continues to shine!  While we finished with silver against SWCC U 17 B, the dedication and teamwork of our boys’ team were truly commendable. Thank you to all IRCOM Staff and families who came out to support our youth—they felt your encouragement every step of the way. Let’s celebrate their achievements and the bonds of community that unite us all! 🥈⚽

 #IRCOMPride #CommunitySupport #youthachievement
Eid Mubarak to all our beloved tenants, families, and friends! IRCOM hopes your celebrations are filled with love, laughter, and lots of delicious food!
Stay indoors and stay safe during the Solar Eclipse on April 8, 2024! The eclipse will begin at 12:54 p.m., with the maximum eclipse occurring at 2:01 p.m. and ending at 3:08 p.m. 🌞🌘

Here are some safety tips: 
a) Keep your kids inside.
b) Cover the windows.
c) If you are outside at this time, do not look up!
d) Do not look through your phone, camera, or sunglasses.
e) Watch it on TV!
f) Make sure to safeguard your vision by using certified solar filters or eclipse glasses.
IRCOM brought participants to the mini Pow Wow hosted by Knowledge Keeper Clayton Sandy and Mosaic at Knox Church. Participants saw various dances such as grass dance, traditional dance, fancy dance, and hoop dance and learned about the dancer’s regalia.
This experience was in preparation for bringing newcomers to the Manito-Ahbee Pow Wow in May.
May your Easter basket be filled with all the good things in life! Wishing a happy Easter from IRCOM to all tenants, families and friends celebrating.
Reflecting on the journey of hope and resilience this Good Friday, as we continue to build a community of belonging. From humble beginnings to a beacon of empowerment, IRCOM’s commitment to inclusion and partnership shines bright.

 #GoodFriday #CommunityBuilding #ircom
March 21st marks the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. At IRCOM, we are committed to fostering a community where diversity is celebrated, and discrimination has no place. Join us as we stand together to promote understanding, equality, and respect for all. Let’s work towards a future where every voice is heard, and every person is valued.
#IRCOM #EqualityForAll #notoracialdiscrimination
Congratulations to Ahmed and Fadumo, former IRCOM tenants, who just received their keys to their new house from Habitat for Humanity!  We were excited to celebrate this achievement with their family.  Thank you to Habitat for Humanity for making such incredible opportunities available to our community!

@habitatforhumanitymb
Spa Day vibes were in full swing! Relaxation, pampering, and good times all around. Who said working day couldn’t be this cozy and fun? 

#IRCOMSpaDay #PajamaParty #SelfCareSundayEveryday”
Ramadan Kareem to all our Muslim brothers and sisters from IRCOM! May this holy month bring you peace, blessings, and spiritual growth. As you fast and reflect, may your hearts be filled with compassion, generosity, and gratitude. Wishing our families  Peace and Harmony during the holy month of Ramadan. #RamadanMubarak #IRCOM #Blessings #unity
March is a month of empowerment and celebration! Today, on International Women’s Day, we honor the strength, resilience, and achievements of women around the world. At IRCOM, we stand with women, supporting their rights, amplifying their voices, and working towards a future of equality and opportunity for all. Here’s to the remarkable women in our lives and communities! Happy International Women’s Day! 💪🌟 #InternationalWomensDay #IRCOM #EqualityForAll
March 1st marks Zero Discrimination Day, a day to stand together against prejudice and promote inclusivity. At IRCOM, we are committed to fostering a community where diversity is celebrated and everyone is treated with dignity. Join us in spreading kindness, understanding, and acceptance. Together, we can create a world free from discrimination. #ZeroDiscrimination #IRCOM #inclusionmatters
In honour of Black History Month last week at IRCOM, we would like to introduce you to George Ivan Henry Atwell. 

He was born in Winnipeg on August 14, 1959, and was the son of Gerry Atwell (1925-2017) and Frances Helen Brown (1923-2015). 

 

Gerry Atwell was the student council president in his last year at high school in St. Norbert. He was also active in the Navy League and Sea Cadets, playing trumpet in their marching bands. He was widely known for his on-stage performances as a keyboard player and vocalist with bands such as Eagle and Hawk, Ministers of Cool, Rockalypso, the Boogie Nights band, and Voice of Boom. In 2002, he won a Juno Award with Eagle and Hawk.

 

Gerry Atwell served as the President and Artistic Director of the St. Norbert Arts Centre. He was also a Musical Director for Sarasvati Theatre and Rainbow Stage. Moreover, he was a writer for theatre, television, radio, and film, with such works as The Hands of Ida (1995), Soul on Ice (1996), The Last Stop (2001-2002), Life of the Party (2002), Barbara James (2003), Hotel Babylon (2005), New Beginnings (2018), and the CBC radio drama Soul Games. 

Unfortunately, Gerry Atwell died of a heart attack in Winnipeg on November 23, 2019. However, his legacy lives on through the Gerry Atwell Memorial Mentorship Fund.

This article came from Gordon Goldsborough at Manitoba Historical Society https://www.mhs.mb.ca/docs/people/atwell_g.shtml
Leaving the office behind for some icy team-building at Granite Curling Club! A huge shout out to the fantastic staff who made our IRCOM retreat a memorable one.
Today, in honour of Black History Month at IRCOM, we would like to introduce you to Violet King who was born on October 18th, 1929, in Calgary, Alberta. She was a descendant of black settlers from the USA who moved to Alberta from Oklahoma. Violet grew up in Calgary with her working-class parents and three siblings. From a young age, Violet knew she wanted to be a lawyer. She had seen the unequal treatment of people of colour and experienced racism firsthand. In 1948, Violet attended the University of Alberta where she was one of three women in the Faculty of Law. She was the only woman in her graduating class (1953) and the first black person to graduate from Law school in Alberta. She completed her articling at Edward J. McCormick law firm where she worked on 5 murder trials. In 1954, Violet was called to the Bar, officially becoming the first black female lawyer in Canada. 

 

In a speech delivered at a Calgary University sorority in 1955, Violet stated: “It is too bad that a Japanese, Chinese or coloured girl has to outshine others to secure a position.” She expressed hope that future generations would focus on a person’s ability and less on one’s race or gender. After some years, Violet changed her lawyer status to non-practicing and decided to take on a different role as an executive assistant at Canadian Citizenship and Immigration. In 1963, she moved to New Jersey and became the executive director of the YMCA’s community branch, where her primary role was to assist black applicants with employment opportunities. In 1976, Violet was appointed executive director of the National Council, YMCA’s Organizational Development Group. This made her the first woman to hold an executive position in a national organization.
 

Source: https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/violet-king
Happy Louis Riel Day! 🎉 Today, we honour the legacy of a visionary leader who fought for the rights and recognition of the Métis people. Let’s remember his courage, resilience, and dedication to justice as we strive for a more inclusive and equitable future. Please note that IRCOM is closed today in observance of this stat holiday.
Love knows no boundaries, just like IRCOM’s commitment to building a community of belonging. 💖 From humble beginnings to empowering newcomer families, we have been on a journey of growth and solidarity. This Valentine’s Day let’s celebrate the love, hope, and resilience that unite us all. #IRCOM #CommunityLove #valentinesday
Today, in honour of Black History Month at IRCOM, we would like to talk about Dionne Brand who was born in Guayaguayare, Trinidad and Tobago in 1953. In 1970, she moved to Ontario to pursue her education. Brand received a Bachelor of Arts in English and Philosophy from the University of Toronto, followed by a Master’s degree from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. Throughout her life, Brand has excelled in numerous fields, including poetry, teaching, activism, essay writing, documentary filmmaking, and novel writing. Her work often addresses issues of sexism, racism, unfair labor practices, and stigmas related to sexuality. Brand’s written work has earned her numerous awards, including the Order of Canada and Fellowship of the Royal Society of Canada. She has also served on the board of the Shirley Samaroo House, providing support to immigrant women in Toronto, and has been an advisor to the Toronto Immigrant Women’s Centre. Additionally, Brand was the chair of the Women’s Issues Committee of the Ontario Coalition of Black Trade Unionists. As part of the Black Women’s Collective in Toronto, Brand co-founded “Our Lives”, Canada’s first black women’s newspaper, and was involved in the Women’s Coalition Against Racism and Police Violence. Many of the issues that Brand writes about and advocates for are still relevant and significant in Canada today, and she has been shedding light on these vital topics for decades.

Sources:
https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/dionne-brand
https://riseupfeministarchive.ca/publications/our-lives-canadas-first-black-womens-newspaper/
Today, in honour of Black History Month at IRCOM, we would like to introduce you to Mary Ann Shadd, a notable black Canadian figure.
She was the first Black female newspaper publisher in Canada and was known as an educator, publisher, and abolitionist. Mary Ann Shadd was born on October 9, 1823, in Wilmington, Delaware, and passed away on June 5, 1893, in Washington, DC.

Mary Ann was an activist for various causes such as abolition of slavery, temperance, and education. She became a women’s suffragist and advocated for women’s rights. She played a significant role in giving Black people a voice and advocating for women’s rights. Mary Ann also spoke about these issues on lecture tours and promoted them in her newspaper, The Provincial Freeman.

Not only was she a newspaper publisher, but she was also a teacher who established a racially integrated school for Black refugees in Windsor, Canada West. She wrote educational pamphlets promoting settlement in Canada, one of which was A Plea for Emigration; or Notes of Canada West, written in 1852.

After her time in Canada, Mary returned to the United States, where she became a recruitment agent for the Union Army during the Civil War. She also pursued a law degree at Howard University and became one of the first Black women to complete a law degree in 1883, becoming a civil rights lawyer. Among her other accomplishments, she was the first Black woman to vote in a national election. In 1994, Shadd was designated a Person of National Historic Significance in Canada.

Sources: https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/mary-ann-shadd and https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/black-history-month/black-canadians.html
IRCOM was extremely pleased to host a meeting chaired by Jayne Fleming, International Director of  Lamp Lifeboat Ladder, to look at the possibility of creating an innovative and compassionate pathway for resettlement of women fleeing instability in Central America, currently in Mexico and facing extreme levels of violence and exploitation at the hands of traffickers and cartels. We were amazed at how many local stakeholders responded to our invitation - showing true Winnipeg spirit and compassion!  Attending were all levels of government, local universities, settlement agencies, refugee sponsorship groups, ethno-cultural representatives, local non-profits, community philanthropic leaders and funders. We were joined by two prominent Canadian leaders well-known for championing Canada’s commitment to refugee resettlement. The Hon. Lloyd Axworthy (former politician, diplomat and university administrator and current Chair of the Word Refugee & Migration Council (WRMC) and Hon. Allan Rock (Canadian lawyer, former politician, diplomat and university administrator) shared greetings and words of encouragement, recognizing that Manitoba is well-known for our support of welcoming refugees from all over the world. We look forward to working together with Jayne and her team member, Omar, to help these women reach safety in Canada.
Embracing #BlackHistoryMonth at IRCOM! 🇨🇦
 
Join us in celebrating the incredible achievements and contributions of Black Canadians and their communities. Throughout history, they’ve played a vital role in shaping Canada into the diverse, compassionate, and prosperous nation we know today. Let’s honour and appreciate their impactful journey not just today, but every day!
Grateful for the incredible guidance and inspiration provided by Teacher Carlos Calisto in celebrating the values we hold at IRCOM – putting people first, being agents of change, embracing diversity, and fostering strong partnerships in the communities.

Thank you for being a guiding light for the newcomer families!
Empowering minds, celebrating knowledge. Happy National Day of Education from team IRCOM

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Exam mode: ON!
Here’s to the incredible minds of grades 11 and 12! Wishing our dedicated students, a season of success and triumph as you embark on your exams. May your hard work be rewarded with knowledge, and your days be filled with the joy of learning. Cheers to a year of academic achievements, personal growth, and endless smiles!

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IRCOM’s After School Program (ASP) is working hard to plan for the upcoming year’s Children and Youth Programs. We want to extend our gratitude to Red River College Polytech for allowing us to use their beautiful space. it was perfect to get our creative minds going and we hope to be back again soon!

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Talk about a night to remember at Canada Life Centre! Huge thanks to @myassiniboine (ACU) for hooking us up with front-row seats to the Manitoba Moose game! The adrenaline was pumping, the atmosphere was electric, and even though the Manitoba Moose faced a tough moment with a last-minute goal against them, the thrill was unbeatable! Thanks a million, ACU, for the epic experience!
We celebrated the Holiday Season with our newcomer families at IRCOM – where love, innovation, and the spirit of the community come together! Embracing traditions, building bridges, and valuing every voice.
Cheers to a New Year of hope, resilience, and new beginnings! 🎉✨ At IRCOM, we look forward to another year of putting people first, being agents of positive change, and celebrating the richness of diversity. Wishing everyone a joyful and prosperous New Year!
To all our tenants, families, colleagues, and friends from IRCOM who celebrate, we wish you a Merry Christmas! We come together on this joyous occasion to celebrate the warmth and diversity of our community, as well as the common bonds that unite us. May your day be filled with the magic of the season, resounding laughter, and precious moments shared with your loved ones. Let’s embrace the true spirit of Christmas and move forward in creating a close-knit, inclusive, and joyful community!
Office Update 📆 IRCOM is taking a festive break from Dec 23 to Jan 1! We will be back on Jan 2, charged up and ready for the new year with full energy. Happy holidays from the IRCOM team!
Our IRCOM U15/16 Girls’ soccer team scored a fantastic 1-0 win against the Bonivital squad on November 25 in their tournament. What made this even more special was that our very own Board President, Beyen Embafrash, was cheering from the sides! We are grateful for the love of our supporters and here’s hoping for more wins and success in this tournament!
Join us this Giving Tuesday to make a lasting impact!
At IRCOM, we're passionate about creating a welcoming space for newcomer families in Canada. This #GivingTuesday, we invite you to join our mission.
Your generosity can make a world of difference. Every donation, regardless of size, provides a safe and welcoming space, educational resources, and essential services.
How you can help:
1. 🔄 Share this post to spread the word.
2. 💬 Comment below with your favourite emoji to show your support.
3. ✨ Click the link in our bio to make a donation and be a part of something meaningful.

Let's come together and create positive change!

 #IRCOM #GivingTuesday2023 #SupportImmigrants #communitymatters
Cheers to all the amazing kids out there! Wishing our little champions at IRCOM a Children's Day filled with joy, laughter, and endless adventures. May your days be sprinkled with the magic of curiosity and the joy of discovery. Here's to a year of growth, play, and lots of smiles!❤️
November 8th marks National Indigenous Veterans Day, a day of Remembrance and for Honouring Indigenous veterans. Established in 1994 in Manitoba, it is a time to honour the more than 12,000 First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples who served in the First and Second World Wars and the Korean War. The unwavering commitment spans over 200 years of military service, with Indigenous peoples bringing valuable skills, and embodying courage and sacrifice. Let's take a moment to pay tribute to their legacy and acknowledge the unfair treatment received by Indigenous veterans upon their return home.
 
#NationalIndigenousVeteransDay #HonoringHeroes #lestweforget
November 7th a date that holds special significance – it's International Inuit Day!
Join us at IRCOM in celebrating the unique heritage and rich culture, languages, voices, and contributions of Inuit communities. This date was thoughtfully chosen to coincide with the birthday of Eben Hopson, an Iñupiaq leader who played a pivotal role in founding the Inuit Circumpolar Council. Their mission was to unify and amplify the voices of Indigenous peoples across the Arctic. Today, let's unite to honour and celebrate by listening to Inuit voices and learning more about the rich culture and history.

#InternationalInuitDay #InuitHeritage #inuitculture
Hold onto your broomsticks and gather ‘round because it is Halloween time.
We wish our tenants, families, and friends a spooktacular Halloween from IRCOM! May your day be filled with great moments and thrilling fun!
Let's help our newcomer families feel at home by donating new toiletries! 

Our Life Skills program is currently seeking community donations of new deodorant, shampoo & conditioner, toothpaste & toothbrushes, sanitary pads and soaps. 

Your contribution can make a big difference. 

Drop off your donations at either of our locations: 95 Ellen Street or 215 Isabel Street. 

Thank you for your kindness and generosity! #communitydonations #newcomerfamilies #toiletriesdrive #givingback #winnipeg #winnipegdonate #winnipegdonates #donation #pegcity #winnipegcare #findinghomeagain #communityofbelonging #ircom #notforprofit #givebacktothecommunity #refugeeswelcome #donatetoday
From IRCOM, we wish you a Thanksgiving filled with love, gratitude, and cherished moments with family and friends. 🍂🧡 #IRCOMThanksgiving #ThankfulTogether #familylove
We are closed on Monday, October 2nd, in recognition of The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, which falls on the weekend. 🕊️
📚✏️ Join Our Back to School Supply Drive (September 19th to October 3rd)! 🎒🖍️

Dear fellow advocates of education and community champions, 🌟 let's unite to empower our young learners with the essential tools they need for success. We are thrilled to announce our Homework and Education for Youth (HEY) program's supply drive, and we are seeking your support to make it a resounding success.

Here's a comprehensive list of supplies that we are eagerly collecting:

📓 Single-line Notebooks
📊 Graph Paper
📈 Chart Paper
📄 Loose Leaf
✏️ Pencils/Mechanical Pencils
✏️ Pencil Leads (0.5 and 0.7)
🖊️ Pens (in any color)
🖍️ Crayons
🌈 Sketch Pens
🧡 Glue Sticks
✂️ Stapler Pins
🗂️ Paper Folders
📂 Dividers
📇 Cue Cards
🏷️ Labelling Stickers
🎒 High School Backpacks
💧 Water Bottles
📚 Grade 5-6 Novels

Your support holds immeasurable value to us! Each contribution paves the way for a brighter future for these students. Together, let's create unforgettable back-to-school experiences for them. You can drop off your generous donations at any of our convenient locations: 95 Ellen Street, 337 Bannatyne Ave, and 215 Isabel Street. For further inquiries, please contact seebaw@ircom.ca. Thank you for sharing kindness and generosity within our community! 🙏
The Got Citizenship? Go Vote! Campaign is in full swing! Join us this Saturday at 215 Isabel St. for a civic engagement event like no other. Let's align immigrant demands with campaign promises and make our voices heard in the upcoming provincial election! Immigration Partnership Winnipeg’s (IPW) Civic Engagement and Inclusion Sector Table, together with the Ethnocultural Council of Manitoba, the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba (IRCOM) and other newcomer serving organizations, ask provincial candidates and party leaders to commit to addressing immigrants' common barriers to succeed in their settlement and integration processes. The campaign aims to encourage those of the immigrant and refugee community who have their citizenship and are 18 years and older to participate in the upcoming provincial election.
📚✏️ Back to School Supply Drive (Sept 19 to Oct 3)! 🎒🖍️

 

Calling all education enthusiasts and community supporters! 🌟 Let's come together to equip our young learners with the tools they need to succeed. Here's a list of supplies we're collecting for our Homework and Education for Youth (HEY) program:

 

📓 Notebooks (single-line)

📊 Graph Paper

📈 Chart Paper

📄 Loose Leaf

✏️ Pencils/Mechanical Pencils

✏️ Pencil Leads (0.5 and 0.7)

🖊️ Pens (any colour)

🖍️ Crayons

🌈 Sketch Pens

🧡 Glue Sticks

✂️ Stapler Pins

🗂️ Paper Folders

📂 Dividers

📇 Cue Cards

🏷️ Labelling Stickers

🎒 High School Backpacks

💧 Water Bottles

📚 Grade 5-6 Novels

 

Your support means the world to us! Every donation brings a brighter future for these students. Let's make their back-to-school journey a memorable one. Drop off your contributions at our locations: 95 Ellen Street, 337 Bannatyne Ave, and 215 Isabel Street or reach out to seebaw@ircom.ca for more information. Thank you for spreading kindness and generosity in our community!

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An incredible day filled with fun games, team building, snacks and memorable moments at Assiniboine Park during our Annual Staff Retreat! Special thanks to Randall and Varina for crafting an epic scavenger hunt, and congrats to our top scavenger for scoring an awesome prize!

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Embrace the power of unity and inclusion. Join us in celebrating #WelcomingWeek2023 as we strive to make our communities a place where everyone is seen, heard, and welcomed with open arms.

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Wishing all students, a fantastic return, filled with learning, laughter, and new horizons. Wishing you a year filled with even more achievements and incredible growth!
Happy Labour Day to our wonderful tenants, families, and friends, from all of us at IRCOM! As we celebrate this day, we honour the dedication and hard work that enriches our community.
🌟 Embracing Unity at Gord Dong Park 🌿🤝✨ Another incredible moment as a part of the Common Ground Project, where IRCOM and @sakihiwe come together, fostering connections between newcomers and Indigenous cultures. In this vibrant tapestry of smiles, music, and talent, we’ve woven memories to treasure. 🎶🥁🎉 
Special thanks to @wpgfdn @myassiniboine and the Canadian Race Relations Foundation for making this magic happen. 🙏💫 #CommonGroundUnity #CommunityHarmony #futurememories
It’s an absolute joy for IRCOM to unite with @sakihiwe , bringing the community together and forging connections between newcomers and Indigenous cultures at Gord Dong Park for Common Ground – a place where smiles, music, and talent harmoniously converge! We’re deeply appreciative of the cherished memories we’ve created, and we eagerly look forward to the promise of reuniting next year.

Special thanks to Special thanks to @wpgfdn @myassiniboine and Canadian Race Relations Foundation
Empowering minds and bodies through yoga. Join us as a Yoga Supervisor Volunteer at IRCOM, guiding participants on their journey to wellness on 
September 15, 5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
September 29, 6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
October 13, 5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
October 27, 6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
November 10, 5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
November 24, 5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
December 8, 5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
 If you're interested, send your resume to derylr@ircom.ca.
IRCOM's Homework and Education for Youth (HEY) program is seeking dedicated Homework Tutor Volunteers to provide personalized support to students in grades 7-12.
You don't need to be an expert in specific subjects; rather, your role is to exemplify how to effectively use available resources, fostering a collaborative and enriching learning environment.
Our mission is to enhance academic achievement, increasing the likelihood of high school graduation and pursuing higher education.
As a Homework Tutor Volunteer, you'll be an integral part of IRCOM's HEY program, a component of our After School Program (ASP).
HEY operates from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday to Thursday, and from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Fridays.
We encourage Homework Tutors to establish meaningful, enduring connections with our young participants while aiding them in their homework.
If you're interested, send your resume to derylr@ircom.ca.
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The After School Program (ASP) 🌟 is searching for a Children’s Program Assistants volunteer who can be a great role model 👩‍👧‍👦 and form strong connections 🤝 with the kids. As a program assistant volunteer, you’ll let children spend time together with caring role models ❤️ who really care about their well-being.

Your role will help the ASP team 🙌, making the program more exciting 🎉 and helpful 🤗 for the kids. It happens from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on weekdays during the school year 📚📆 (with a few exceptions), and from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on weekdays during the summer 🌞 (with some exceptions too).

If you’re interested, send your resume 📄 to derylr@ircom.ca. 📧:

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We're so excited to announce our partnership with @sakihiwe again for the "Common Ground" series. Join us at Gord Dong Park on Saturday, August 26, 2023, for an amazing time! 🎉
 
Common Ground brings free live music, delicious food, and fun activities for everyone. Our goal is to foster connections between Indigenous and newcomer families, making the community stronger. 🌟🎶
 
We bring music to underserved areas, allowing Indigenous and newcomer families to enjoy the arts while prioritizing safety, family, and financial needs.

For more updates follow these accounts👇:

@ritmo.wpg @bossdanceteam @breakmb @fdmtdancegroup @danceworldco @ifmdfamily @dawn.woman @doublethetrouble_band

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🐰 Meet our adorable new tenants at IRCOM! These baby rabbits hopped into our hearts and are bringing so much joy to our space. We’re thrilled to have these fluffy little friends join our family! 🏡

 #IRCOM #NewTenants #AdorableRabbits #SpreadJoy #ngolife
🌟 Strengthening Bonds, Sharing Visions! 🌟⁣⁣

Part 1: At IRCOM, it’s not just about scholarships; it’s about building a supportive community! 🤝💕 We recently had a productive post-meeting with our bright scholars and their wonderful parents, delving into heartfelt conversations about how we can enhance our services and support their educational journey even better. 📚✨⁣⁣

The passion and enthusiasm in the room were truly inspiring, as we all came together to shape a brighter future for these talented kids!
Meet Semret (former IRCOM tenant) 🙌 Their words say it all: 'IRCOM helped with me everything, thank you! For refugees, IRCOM is like a mother and a father. 🤗 As we embark on this powerful series, let's celebrate the impact of our community in transforming lives.

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#RefugeeJourneys #HomecomingTales #HopeAndResilience #IRCOMCommunity #InspiringStories #gratitude
Embracing the Sun-Kissed Day and Endless Smiles of the #IRCOMSummerCelebration 2023 ☀️🎉✨
🎓🌞 Wishing All Students an Amazing Summer Break Filled with Fun, Relaxation, and New Adventures! Enjoy Every Moment and Return Refreshed for an Exciting Journey Ahead. Congratulations on a Successful Academic Year! 

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#ircom 

#SummerBreakFun #RelaxationTime #NewAdventuresAhead #EnjoyEveryMoment #RefreshandRecharge #ExcitingJourneyAhead #SuccessfulAcademicYear #SummerVibes #SchoolsOut #SunshineDays #StudentLife #EndOfYearCelebration #VacationModeOn #FunInTheSun #BeachTime #ExploreandDiscover #SummerMemories #UnwindandRelax #Staycation #LiveYourBestLife #MakingMemories #GratefulForMyEducation #SummerGoals #ChasingDreams #SummerHappiness #embracethefreedom
✨ Rekindle the Magic: Relive the Incredible Moments of the IRCOM Summer Celebration! 🌞🎉

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#IRCOMSummerCelebration
#ReliveTheMagic
#CommunityEvent
#UnforgettableMoments
#SummerVibes
#CelebrationHighlights
#MemoriesMade
#JoyfulTimes
#CommunityTogetherness
#Grateful
#EventReel
#SummerFun
#CommunityLove
#HighlightReel
#PartyTime
#MagicalMoments
#EventRecap
#SummerMemories
#CommunitySpirit
#thankful
🇨🇦 Happy Canada Day to all our beloved tenants, families, and friends on behalf of IRCOM! 🎉✨ On this special day, we celebrate the beauty of our diverse community and the shared values that bring us together. May your day be filled with joy, laughter, and cherished moments with your loved ones. Let's embrace the true essence of Canada and continue building a strong, inclusive, and vibrant community. Cheers to a memorable Canada Day celebration! 🍁❤️
We are getting ready for the event. Join us at the IRCOM Summer Celebration TODAY from 4 pm to 8 pm! 🎉🎉 We can’t wait to see you at 95 Ellen St, Winnipeg, MB R3A 1S8
Countdown is on! Only 2 days left until the IRCOM Summer Celebration on June 30th from 4 pm to 8 pm! 🎉 Join us at 95 Ellen St, Winnipeg, MB R3A 1S8 for an incredible event filled with laughter, joy, and unforgettable memories. Hear why our staff is bursting with excitement and get ready for an unforgettable experience! Save the date and let’s make magical moments together! ✨ 

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#IRCOMSummerCelebration 
#SaveTheDate 
#JoinTheFun 
#countdownison 
#IRCOMCommunity
#SummerParty
#CelebrateTogether
#ExcitementIsBuilding
#CommunityGathering
#SummerVibes
#UnforgettableMoments
#WinnipegEvents
#JoinUsNow
#spreadthejoy
🎉 Join us for the IRCOM Summer Celebration on June 30th from 4 pm to 8 pm at 95 Ellen St, Winnipeg, MB R3A 1S8. 🌞 Hear why our staff is bursting with excitement! Save the date and let’s make unforgettable memories together! ✨ 

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#IRCOMSummerCelebration #SaveTheDate #jointhefun #communityofbelonging
Please take our survey, and enter to win a $50 Visa gift card.

Link Below: 👇👇
https://forms.gle/jSL2xFna8VvoeRB66
On World Refugee Day, we gratefully acknowledge the significance of this occasion as a platform to highlight the invaluable contributions made by diverse refugee communities to the welcoming societies that embrace them. We want to extend our sincere appreciation to the dedicated individuals at IRCOM who tirelessly work with unwavering passion and wholehearted commitment to ensuring the inclusion of everyone you serve within the wider Winnipeg community.

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#WorldRefugeeDay
#RefugeePride
#RefugeeCommunity
#InclusionMatters
#WelcomingSocieties
#DiversityCelebration
#GratefulForRefugees
#RefugeeContributions
#IRCOWinnipeg
#EmbracingDiversity
#CommunityInclusion
#DedicatedService
#PassionForChange
#RefugeeSupport
#ThankfulForIRCOM
#InvaluableContributions
#BuildingStrongerCommunities
#RefugeeEmpowerment
#WinnipegWelcomesAll
#celebratediversity
Happy Father's Day to all the amazing dads out there! 🙌👨‍👧‍👦 We appreciate your hard work, dedication, and the love you bring to your families. Enjoy this special day and create beautiful memories with your loved ones.

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#HappyFathersDay
#AmazingDads
#DadLove
#FathersDay2023
#FamilyBonding
#DedicatedDads
#FathersLove
#CreatingMemories
#WinnipegDads
#ParentingLove
#NGOCommunity
#SupportingFamilies
#ParentingJourney
#FathersDayCelebration
#ircom
Mathew Joseph was featured in Winnipeg Press for Promoting Water Safety Among Newcomers. He is a program manager at IRCOM and recently garnered attention in the Winnipeg Press for his efforts to promote water safety among newcomer children.
🌟 Let's help our newcomer families feel at home by donating essential hygiene products! 🚿🪒🪥🦷🧴 Our team is currently seeking community donations of shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, wash cloths, toothbrushes, sprays, lotions, sanitary pads, and other similar items. Your contribution can make a big difference. 🙌 

Drop off your donations at either of our locations: 📍 95 Ellen Street or 📍 215 Isabel Street. 

Thank you for your kindness and generosity! 💕
At IRCOM, we believe in the power of sharing inspiring narratives that highlight the incredible journeys of our tenants. Starting today, we embark on a heartfelt exploration of their experiences, challenges, and triumphs as they build new lives in our community.

Through this series, we aim to celebrate stories of hope, resilience, and the joy of finding a place to call home. Each week, we'll feature a different tenant, giving them a platform to share their unique perspective on IRCOM and the incredible transformations they've undergone.

Join us on this extraordinary journey as we shed light on the remarkable individuals who have found solace, support, and a sense of belonging within our community. Stay tuned for powerful stories that will touch your heart, ignite your empathy, and inspire you to make a difference.

Follow us to be part of "Tenant Stories of Hope, Resilience, and Homecoming" and witness the extraordinary strength and resilience of our tenants firsthand.
🌱 Small actions, big impact! Together, we can make a difference. 🌎 Happy World Environment Day! 🌿✨
IRCOM stands strong and proud, celebrating love and diversity this Pride Month! 🌈✨
 
#IRCOMPride2023
Closed: 🌟✨Seeking an Amazing female Soccer Coach for our highly energetic newcomer Girls! ✨🌟

Shoot your resume to Betlhem Kassa at betlhemk@ircom.ca

👩‍💪Experienced Female Coach 

🎉🔥Fun & Motivating 

🤝📚Understanding Newcomer Girls' Needs 

🔍✅Clear Background Checks 

🩺🩹 First Aid Certified (or willing to be)

💖Desired Qualities: 

😌🕰️ Patient 

👑📋Leader & Organized 

🗣️📞Excellent Communication Skills 

🤝🤝Great at Collaboration 

⏰💪Flexible Hours

Join our incredible team and make a positive impact on young athletes' lives! 💪🌟Apply now!
🎉✨ We celebrated the Grand Opening of IRCOM Learning Centre with Amber! 🌟🗣️🎵

At this special event, watch how Amber uses the universal language of music to inspire and educate newcomer refugees at IRCOM. 🌍✨ We try to create a harmonious environment where language and culture come together. 🎶📚
🚀 Stepping into the 21st century, we're excited to announce our adoption of Carmis ( @nsdtechinc )! 👏 Here's a glimpse of the ASP program staff undergoing training for our state-of-the-art data management system. 💻 Looking forward to being able to share compelling stories and statistics about our programs and their impacts.
IRCOM will be closed from May 20th to May 22nd for the Victoria Day Stat Holiday. We'll be back on May 23rd, to assist you.
A day filled with laughter, learning, and new beginnings. Here’s a glimpse of the grand opening of our new Learning Centre!

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#ircom 
#winnipeg 
#IRCOMlearningcentre
  #grandopening
  #newbeginnings
  #education
  #learningisfun
  #community
  #educationmatters
  #lifelonglearning
  #educationforall
  #empowerment
  #knowledgeispower
  #neverstoplearning
  #learningjourney
  #studentlife
  #teachersofinstagram
  #school
  #studentsuccess
  #educationreform
  #learningthroughplay
  #edchat
  #educationiskey
  #classroom
@mansomanitoba is hosting its Information & Networking Fair to connect newcomer service providers with each other. The fair will be at Garden City Community Centre, Gym (725 Kingsbury Avenue) on Thursday, May 11th from 1:30-3:30 pm. Visit their website and register for the event or see our story to do the registration.