LET’S CONTINUE TO SUPPORT NAMI SCHOLARHIP FUND, THANK YOU!
NAMI appreciates a model that guarantees funds to the scholarship for our youth in perpetuity. We sincerely thank those who have donated, and we also encourage others to do the same. All year round, we encourage people in our community to visit The Winnipeg Foundation website to donate with a minimum of $10 to NAMI Scholarship Fund at the link here to support our community youth education which was inaugurated last year. “Make this donation in celebration, honour or memory of someone.” Thank you! https://www.mycharitytools.com/gift/wpgfdn/donate?fund=1077
PERSONALITY OF THE WEEK
We celebrate our own member here in Manitoba making a great feat in our community. Congratulations to Mr. Ayodele Odeyemi (aka AY-De-Senator) who has been rewarded for his hard work with his recent appointment as Community Reporter at CBC News Manitoba Pathways Project.
Ayodele Odeyemi is a Nigerian-born Canadian based in Winnipeg. He is the founder and media manager of Africanad, an online platform for African-Canadians. While Ayodele has a background in science – his first degree was in clinical chemistry and his Masters of Science degree was in clinical immunology – Ayodele’s passion is for journalism and storytelling. Mr. Odeyemi also recently produced a short film titled “The Hidden Emotion”, about mental health stigma in the Black community in Winnipeg.
In his words, Odeyemi said, “I’m Proud to be one of CBC Manitoba’s new project called Pathways – a full-time, paid, five-month development opportunity for Indigenous, Black or people of colour to gain experience working in our newsroom. The program is led by Executive Producer, @nskidwai
Odeyemi remains a very vibrant voice in our community and of course, a person to reckon with when it comes to social media visibility. Late last year, Odeyemi was honored and won recognition among the top 10 Nigerian professionals in our community in the 2021 at a virtual award ceremony organized by the Nigerian Professionals In Manitoba (NPIM), an affiliate of NAMI.
See one of Odeyemi’ s debut reporting here:
Story Credit: CBC Manitoba
Do you know Nigerians excelling and doing well in their careers in our community, please let us know them and send us email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (431) 374-5903. Thank you.
CALL FOR SPONSORS AND CONTENT CREATORS
AFRICANAD is calling for content contributors and sponsors for the Black History Month Magazine. For details and advert enquiries, please contact: (204) 963-5548 or send email to email@example.com
From the Government of Canada, ‘Every February, people in Canada are invited to participate in Black History Month festivities and events that honour the legacy of Black Canadians and their communities. The 2021 theme for Black History Month is: “The Future is Now.”
‘“The Future is Now” is a chance to celebrate and acknowledge the transformative work that Black Canadians and their communities are doing now.’ Credit – Government of Canada – https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/black-history-month.html
CREATIVE GROUP MENTORSHIP PROGRAM – APPLICATION DEADLINE – JANUARY 24, 2022
This program offers youth age 16-19 the chance to participate in an introductory group mentorship program run by partnering industry organizations in a choice of four different arts disciplines. Each program is FREE to accepted youth and offers 8 introductory group sessions between February – May. Programs include working with a lead mentor and guest mentors who are professionals in an arts career, collaborating with other youth participants, and working on a small project for a final wrap up presentation. It aims to expose younger individuals to what a career in the arts looks like, in an area they may be interested in pursuing. Program disciplines are subject to change year to year. See below for this year’s programs and their specific details!
**Due to COVID-19 2022 programs will be run in a mix of virtual and in person sessions – see each program below for more information and vaccination requirements **
Creative Manitoba pledges to make best efforts to prioritize opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds or from equity-seeking individuals and communities, with the goal of 50% of programs holding space for participants who identify as IBPOC or from equity-seeking groups.
2022 PROGRAM DETAILS:1. Filmmaking with your Smartphone
Partner: Winnipeg Film Group – https://www.winnipegfilmgroup.com/
Dates: Wednesdays – February 23, March 6, 9,16, 23, April 6, 13, 27, May 7 (screening)
Times: 5:30 – 8:00 pm
Lead Mentor: Ben Williams
Location: Virtual * required access to laptop or desktop with internet, video and audio capabilities
Filmmaking with your Smartphone is a program to inspire and activate young aspiring artists, creative-types and storytellers. This workshop series will provide guidance and valuable information from an array of working professionals in Manitoba’s film community. Each week participants will join in on a Zoom call with the instructor Ben Williams and a professional guest mentor from the industry. The topics will range from independent filmmaking, how to get into Manitoba’s film industry – creating, producing and distributing a film; along with various aesthetic and technical skills. We will conduct an independent study lab where each filmmaker makes their own movie on their smartphone and has the chance to screen their film at the final session. This program has been a great place for young people to network, create new work, and develop a pathway to a new career in film!
OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUTH INNOVATORS AT VOLUNTEER MANITOBA
In partnership with RBC Future Launch, and with the support of Canada Life and the Winnipeg Foundation, Volunteer Manitoba is inviting groups of youth ages 18 – 29 to apply to become Community Youth Innovators!
As part of this program, Community Youth Innovators will build their skills, have the opportunity for experiential learning and be able to grow their network – all while addressing a specific community need. The program consists of professional development, mentorship and community projects that benefit Manitoba communities.
We believe that if we engage youth effectively, we can keep Manitoba’s voluntary sector strong and encourage young people to play a vital role in building healthy and resilient communities across the province. For more detail, please kindly click here to apply if you are eligible: https://www.volunteermanitoba.ca/youth-innovators?s=03
CONGRESS OF BLACK WOMEN OF MANITOBA
Applications now Open! – Deadline, February 11
The Congress of Black Women of Manitoba 2022 Scholarship program is now opened to receive applications! This scholarship program is designed to encourage and support women of color to enter or continue their education in their chosen fields of study.
Please visit our website: COBW MB 2022 Scholarship to apply. The deadline to submit applications is February 11, 2022.
To help this opportunity reach those who may benefit, please share this information with your network! For more details , contact the Scholarship Committee at COBWScholarship@gmail.com or call (204) 596-5154
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FEAST OF AFRICA
How is the New Year going? Try Suya all evening at our downtown location on Isabel Street.
May 2022 be a bigger and better year for us all. Call us to place your order now: 204-691-6779.
PMPTM CERTIFICATION PREPARATION COURSE – February 2022
After the great success of four previous courses, the Arab Members Chapter of Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba is pleased to announce a PMPTM (Project Management Professional) certification training course.
Special discounts for both the Chapter members and all registered engineers and geoscientists in the Province of Manitoba.
Not only that, the first two participants to pass the PMPTM exam within 6 months of the course end will receive 50% of the exam fees.*
For more details and registration, visit this link:
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FOOD FOR ALL PROGRAM
If food security is an issue, “Food for all Program” is a Food supply for all season. An initiative of C.A.C Rehoboth Christain Centre in partnership with Peace Wholeness Centre. See poster for details and more contact information or visit websites below. Thank you! www.peacewholenesscentre.com
ACOMI Newsletter – 7th Edition
Please find attached the last edition of the ACOMI newsletter for 2021. For online access to the newsletter, please click here:
In this edition you will find information on:
- ACOMI holiday hours
- Volunteer and job opportunities
- Opportunities for youth and seniors
- Research study participation opportunities
- End of year celebratory events
- Upcoming events in the community
We have also attached all the relevant corresponding documents.
African Communities of Manitoba Inc. (ACOMI)
ACOMI Resource Centre 101-421 Kennedy Street, Winnipeg, MB. R3B 2N2
Phone: 204-894-2541. Email: email@example.com
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Please click here to advertise with us with good rates and fantastic offers to promote your business, products, and services on our website and social media platforms. For more information please call us on 204-998-4239/204-583-2143 or contact us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for all events and weekly community updates. As always, thanks to everyone for continuing to help build community unity and prosperity. Have a nice weekend!
Your Team at NAMI