What we do
Immigration Partnership Winnipeg is a collaborative organization in Winnipeg, Manitoba, focused on coordinating and improving integration and settlement for newcomers through research, community engagement, policy development, capacity building, and communication efforts.
The IPW Council oversees community-level planning, communication among stakeholders, and identifies newcomer needs to enhance economic and social inclusion in Winnipeg. They advocate for progressive immigration policies, foster collaboration, and work towards successful newcomer integration.
Sector Tables and Coalitions
Immigrant Advisory Table
Indigenous & Newcomer Engagement Sector Table & Indigenous Consultation Circle
The Immigrant Advisory Table in Winnipeg is a group of former refugees and immigrants who provide expertise and perspectives on immigration and newcomer communities. They play a vital role in shaping Immigration Partnership Winnipeg’s Strategic Plan by offering input, ensuring alignment with community needs, and providing feedback on plan implementation. By including individuals with lived experiences, the advisory table enhances decision-making, incorporates diverse viewpoints, and understands the unique challenges faced by newcomers. Their involvement helps IPW align its initiatives and programs with the real-life experiences and requirements of immigrants, fostering an inclusive and supportive environment in Winnipeg. communities’ needs in Winnipeg, and provide feedback on the implementation of the Strategic Plan
The INEST is a group of respected community members of both Indigenous and Newcomer communities dedicated to enhance the building of bridges between newcomers and indigenous communities in Winnipeg. Together we work to create opportunities for partnership with members of the indigenous community and organizations serving indigenous communities to share commonalities, build solidarity, and address issues that negatively impact both communities.
Established in 2018, the ICC works to advise IPW on all Indigenous related projects. They ensure that all aspects of projects are culturally informed and appropriate language and terms are used.
Newcomer Ethnocultural Youth Council of Winnipeg
Civic Engagement & Inclusion Sector Table
The Newcomer Ethnocultural Youth Council of Winnipeg (NEYCW) is a voluntary youth group established to get newcomer youth engaged in community with the ultimate goal of advising social, settlement organizations, governments, business community, unions, universities and colleges on needs and priorities of newcomer youth.
The CEI Sector Table is an engaged, action-orientated, social justice rooted group that is dedicated to raising awareness about barriers to inclusion for newcomers, increasing newcomers participation in civic life, and bringing newcomer voices to decision makers.
Newcomer Ethnocultural-led Mental Health Sector Table
Employment Sector Table
The goal of this table is to provide a forum to mobilize and share knowledge related to mental health with the aim of changing mindsets among the newcomer community and influencing mental health policy and programming. Additionally, the goal is to improve existing mainstream mental health services in order to make the system more inclusive.
The IPW Employment Sector Table is composed of employment stakeholders from various sectors that analyze, prioritize, build awareness around and act on key issues that influence the success, inclusion of newcomers in Winnipeg workplaces.
Created in Partnership & Supported by IPW
Newcomer Education Coalition
Ethnocultural Council of Manitoba
To work collaboratively with various stakeholders including community groups, settlement agencies, educational institutions, ethno-cultural communities, health & social service agencies and government to improve the educational outcomes of newcomer children and youth in the K-12 school system in Manitoba. This includes working to improve the success of newcomer children and youth in the areas of Literacy, Academics and Language (LAL), high school graduation and wellness, as well as ensuring that youth have the tools, supports and opportunities to pursue post-secondary education.
The Ethnocultural Council of Manitoba is a non-profit organization based in Manitoba, Canada. It promotes understanding, cooperation, and respect among diverse ethnocultural communities in the province. Through advocacy, education, and collaborative initiatives, the council strives to preserve, celebrate, and promote the rich cultural heritage of Manitoba’s diverse population. It works towards building a more inclusive and harmonious society, fostering a sense of belonging for all residents, regardless of their ethnic backgrounds.