NAMI celebrates Dr. Lana Adeleye-Olusae on his appointment to Manitoba’s Immigration Advisory Council

Personality of the Week

A seasoned human resource professional, researcher, and coach of over over 35 years of experience in developing and implementing strategic directions for for-profit and not-for-profit organizations as an entrepreneur, business manager and human resource professional.

Dr. Lana Adeleye-Olusae, Certified Management Consultant, CPHR, MBA, SHRM-SCP holds multiple degrees and certifications in a variety of fields including agricultural economics, financial management, accounting, education, psychometric assessments, and theology.

This is a well-deserved appointment for you with the remarkable impacts and strides you are making in our community! We are indeed proud of your appointment and inclusion in this Council and wish you great success.

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!

Covid-19 Rapid Testing Kits

NAMI is pleased to announce that members of our community can now request for the Covid-19 rapid testing kits for their household or local organization.

Do contact Taiwo Aromasodu (NAMI Program Director) at for pick up arrangement.

Call for submission of outstanding and inspiring AfriCanadian (Black Identifying Canadians) individuals

Are you skilled professional that has contributed immensely to the community in any following field?

  • Science
  • Law
  • Politics
  • Media
  • Fashion
  • Music
  • Faith
  • Sport
  • Any other specialized field

If you answered yes to the above, send a mail to with your name, age, where you’re originally from, your contributions and contact details for a chance to be featured on CBC Manitoba.

Submission deadline is April 7th, 2022.

Immigrant and Newcomer Women Exploring Small Business Information Sessions

 SEED Winnipeg is offering a free, eight-week program for immigrant women who are interested in starting a business.

Training runs from May 4th– June 24th, 2022 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 6-8pm and to apply, you must attend one of these information sessions

Registration required

Annual flood preparations underway

Every spring, the city of Winnipeg prepares for potential flooding and work to protect properties from rising river levels.

Find out what the city of Winnipeg is doing to ensure citizens and properties are safe during this period. Annual flood preparations underway – Our City, Our Stories – City of Winnipeg

Also, get information on how to protect your basement: Basement and overland flooding – Flooding – Water and Waste – City of Winnipeg

Get your taxes done at a free tax clinic

The tax-filing deadline for most individuals is April 30, 2022.

Do you need help with your tax return? You may be eligible for help at a free tax clinic if you have a modest income and a simple tax situation.

Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) sponsors the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program, which provides free help to complete income tax returns.  This free service is available to people with a modest income and a simple tax situation, who are not able to prepare their own tax returns.

Access information here:

Manitoba Budget 2022

Watch the provincial budget live at on April 12

MB Budget 2022 is for all Manitobans. It’s about strengthening health care, focusing on affordability and investing in our communities.

Manitoba Accessibility Fund

Applications for the Manitoba Accessibility Fund are open until April 15, 2022. Grants of up to $50,000 are available to municipalities, organizations, or businesses.

Manitoba has laws to improve accessibility.  These laws affect all organizations that employ at least one person. Businesses include shops, restaurants, hotels, legal, healthcare and other professional services etc.

Non-profit organizations include charities, unions, places of worship, community organizations and member associations etc.

Visit for more information

Rent Assist

If you are a low-income Manitoban, you may be eligible for Rent Assist.

To learn more and find out if you’re eligible, visit

Rent Assist is a financial benefit for people who receive Employment and Income Assistance (EIA)  and have housing costs to cover. It is also available to other low-income private renters.

Get more information and find out if you’re eligible:

Black Exporters Strategy Consultation Apr. 5-14

EDC is committed to helping Black-owned and -led businesses grow and expand into international markets.

But our research shows that one of the biggest challenges facing the Black business community is a lack of data about the realities Black business owners face. That’s why EDC is hosting public consultations with key stakeholders, including Black entrepreneurs currently exporting or planning to export, Black business-serving organizations, and financial institutions with solutions for Black businesses.

Facilitated by Dave D’Oyen, EDC’s first national lead for Black exporters, free virtual roundtable sessions are scheduled for Apr. 5-14 to:

  • Identify and understand the barriers faced by Canadian Black-owned and -led businesses interested in exporting
  • Discuss areas of improvement and share experiences to help bridge the gaps and overcome obstacles to growing through international sales
  • Connect directly with Black business owners, leaders, and other corporate partners from across Canada to create a strategy that specifically supports Black exporters

Join EDC in the search for solutions to help your company grow through international trade.

Reserve your free spot now!

Trade Barriers for Black-Owned and-Led businesses in Canada Tickets, Multiple Dates | Eventbrite

Edge Career Program

Edge Career Program is accepting participants for their free full-time customized employment preparation and job skills training program Free Job training and pre-employment program starting in April, 2022

The program operates Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. offering life skills, employability skills and computer training

For more information, please go to:

New to Canada and looking for work? Under Employed or working a Survival Job?

Elmwood Community Resource Centre is looking to partner with the Mex Y Can Association of Manitoba to provide your community with a FREE 5-week virtual program to assist permanent residents, work permit holders and naturalized Canadian Citizens find meaningful and rewarding employment in Manitoba.

Flexible online sessions developed to assist you in navigating:

  • The Canadian Workplace,
  • Canadian Employment Standards,
  • How to interview,
  • Creating a winning resume and cover letter
  • and much, much, more.

What we can offer:

  • Small, individual-focused class sizes
  • Individual, one on one attention to your specific employment needs.
  • A guarantee that you ARE NOT just another number, you are unique and important.
  • Access to selected employer partners.

Our team brings over 20 years of teaching experience as well as over 30 years of Human Resources and Recruitment experience to help your community members build the foundation of their careers in Manitoba.

Contact our Building Futures Program TODAY for our upcoming sessions in April

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Sewing projects continue in our Winnipeg Centre.

The Excel Empowerment Centre Inc. invites you to join the English language tutoring and training classes on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Quilts and dignity kits with menstrual pads in partnership with Mennonite Central Committee will be sewed.

For more information, visit

Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteers opportunities for non-medical professionals, regular citizens, other professionals are currently open in the Ministry of Health

Volunteers must be able to commit to at least 1 full-day meeting per month.

Such boards include:

  • Association of Optometrists
  • Association of Registered Respiratory Therapists
  • CancerCare Manitoba
  • Chiropractors Association
  • College of Audiologists and Speech Pathologists of Manitoba
  • College of Dental Hygienists of Manitoba
  • College of Dietitians of Manitoba
  • College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Manitoba
  • College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Manitoba
  • College of Occupational Therapists of Manitoba
  • College of Pharmacists of Manitoba
  • College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba
  • College of Physiotherapists of Manitoba
  • College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba
  • College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Manitoba
  • Dental Association
  • Denturist Association of Manitoba – Board of Directors
  • Health Appeal Board
  • Health Professions Advisory Council
  • Hearing Aid Board
  • Rehabilitation Centre for Children
  • Sanatorium Board of Manitoba
  • Seven Oaks General Hospital
  • Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority
  • Northern Regional Health Authority
  • Prairie Mountain Health
  • Southern Health-Santé Sud

Public representatives on boards and colleges under the Ministry of Health cannot be medical professionals, rather must be dedicated Manitobans of various professions that are willing to represent the interests of the public – Healthcare Aides, Accountants, Lawyers, DSP, Social workers, business analysts, project Mgrs, financial advisors, Engineers, etc.

Contact Bunmi Aregbesola for more details and clarification at

Networking Dinner April 6, 2022

Do you have a business or product to promote?

Now is the time to get out of the Covid pandemic mood and meet and mingle with other people. Why Not, If Not?   Please, plan to attend and join Kenny Daodu at this amazing dinner event coming up on Wednesday, April 6, 2022. You will be glad you came!!

Contact Kenny Daodu at 204-995-4464 and book for your space now. Eventbrite link:


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!


OLUWADARE LAW OFFICE – 625 Marion Street, Winnipeg, MB. Tel: +1-204-963-0768. Email:

See poster for more details.


Looking for a lawyer for your real estate closing? Look no further, we are here to help you. You’d be glad you did!

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Call: +1 (431) 588-2702.

We will be looking forward to receiving your messages. Thank you!


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Book your eye exam or visit us in store today! Send us  email: Call us: 204-421-8080. Visit our website: Our location: Unit #9 – 1500, Regent Avenue West, Winnipeg. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @cresteyecare.  Book your eye exam or visit us in store today!


ACOMI Newsletter – 10th Edition

For online access to the newsletter, please click here. In this edition you will find information on:

  • ACOMI Scholarships for youth
  • Free Income Tax Clinic
  • Free Hair Product Giveaway
  • Opportunities for youth and business owners
  • Volunteer and job opportunities

Acomi Secretariat
African Communities of Manitoba Inc. (ACOMI)
Acomi Resource Centre 101-421 Kennedy Street, Winnipeg, MB. R3B 2N2
Phone: 204-221-6696 Email:


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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