October 12, 2018
Settlement Workers In Schools (SWIS) is new to Manitoba and undergoing a trial period, but is set up to help children better integrate into schools and their communities. Regional Connections applied for the grant program seeing the need in the local area says Olesja Kraft, Settlement and Integration Coordinator at Regional Connections. “A successful integration […]
The flow of immigrants into the Pembina Valley region continues unabated, and it’s quite likely we’ll see current numbers expanded in the near future, according to the Executive Director for Regional Connections based in Winkler. Steve Reynolds says the federal government realizes more skilled workers are needed to help expand Canada’s economy. “Some of the […]
Immigration to Canada is growing, and the Pembina Valley is no exception. According to Elaine Burton Saindon, Coordinator of Pembina Valley Local Immigration Partnership(PVLIP), immigration is a necessity for longevity and long-term economic development and growth. PVLIP works directly with leaders in the region, seeing if the communities are welcoming and inclusive, and what […]
Sathiyaseela (Sheela) Ramesh and her family looked for years for a way to leave India and immigrate to Canada — and they finally found it through a strategic recruitment program run by a small community in south-central Manitoba. “It’s not so easy to come to Canada without a connection like a friend or relative or a job […]
We enjoyed teaming up with Central Station and hosting a “Can you can?” Canning event as part of our cooking classes. Individuals from 7 different countries came together to learn different techniques on how to can vegetables.
Serving Free Corn at the Corn and Apple Festival! What a great way to get involved in our community!
Winkler’s Harvest Festival has become more cultured this year with Culture Fest joining the weekend festivities. It’s an exciting time for Regional Connections and Local Immigration Partnership. LIP Coordinator Elain Burton explains joining the Harvest Festival has allowed Culture Fest to grow. Burton explains when Culture Fest first began it was a chance to showcase […]