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

Manitoba’s Immigration Advisory Council

We are happy to inform you that we now have the opportunity to air our voices and concerns regarding immigration policies as our own, Dr Lana Adeleye-Olusae the newly appointed member of Manitoba Immigration Advisory Council.

We will be having opportunity to present our ideas on matters relating to the Nigerian community immigration issues, design and implementation of our provincial immigration programs through the promotion, recruitment, and retention of new immigrants.

We therefore request for your submission and ideas relating to the following;

– Building on promotion to attract and recruit more immigrants and business investors to the province

-Streamlining the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program, especially with the regards to setting the right balance between the province’s regional labour market, economic development and community needs; and

-Fostering Manitoba’s settlement and inter gratin programs and services, as well as foreign credentials recognition programs, to encourage labour market attachment, improve foreign credential recognition and bolster immigration retention.

We call on all Nigerian Associations;

The Umunna, Egbe Omo Yoruba, Northern Peoples Forum, and Edo/South-South Community for their respective views and ideas as itemized above.

We urge you to kindly send your submission to info@nami-mb.ca or gensec@nami-mb.ca on or before April 20th, 2022

We thank you as we await your swift response.

Announcer:

Lola Ojebiyi
General Secretary
Nigerian Association of Manitoba Incorporated (NAMI)

Personality of The Week

Meet Tioluwani Oladele
2022 RBC Future Launch Scholarships Award Recipient

Oladele was recently named as one of 20 students to receive the inaugural RBC Future Launch Scholarship for Black Youth, which will support her education.

The RBC Future Launch Scholarship for Black Youth is an innovative, new program designed to empower and enable. Through the Scholarship, Black youth will be supported in achieving their goals by receiving financial and mentorship support from RBC and our community partners.

Congratulations Tioluwani Oladele, NAMI and the entire Nigerian community in Manitoba are proud of your achievements and wish you the very best in your future endeavor.

Learn more about the RBC Future Launch Scholarships here: RBC Future Launch Scholarship for Black Youth

Do you know Nigerians excelling and doing well in their careers in our community, please let us know and send us email at publicitysecretarynami@gmail.com

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 program@nami-mb.ca for pick up arrangement.

Special weather Statement for southern Manitoba

Well if you thought we were done with the snow and already changed your winter tires, then you might have just been wishing. Parts of Manitoba could be hit with 30 to 80 cm of snow this week.

Temperatures are forecast to drop below zero by April 13 and remain at this level through April 19.

More details here: Winnipeg, MB – 7 Day Forecast – Environment Canada (weather.gc.ca)

Tuition Fees and Student Fees Policy in Manitoba

Residents of Manitoba are invited to fill out the online survey and provide feedback on the Development of the Tuition Fees and Student Fees Policy in Manitoba..

Access the survey here: https://engagemb.ca/tuition-fees-and-student-fees-policy

The Newcomer Employment Hub

This initiative from the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce and Immigration Partnership Winnipeg is designed to facilitate interaction between the business community and the newcomer community to address one of the biggest challenges that businesses face today: talent recruitment and retention.

Get more information here: Newcomer Employment Hub | Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce (winnipeg-chamber.com)

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.

Last information session to be part of the 2022 cohort for Immigrant Women Exploring Business is on Monday, April 11, 6-8 pm.

Immigrant Women Exploring Business

Immigrant Women Exploring Business is an 8-week business training and consulting program available to Immigrant women in Manitoba living on a low-income who have a business idea.

Training runs from May 4- June 24, 2022 (Mon, Wed, and Fri 6-8 pm).

To apply for the program, you must attend one information session.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED to attend an Information Session. To register, visit our website via this link: https://seedwinnipeg.ca/programs/sessions

Registration required

April Recognition Counts Information Sessions

Seed Winnipeg will be hosting the monthly Recognition Counts information session on April 19th at 2 pm and April 28th at 6 pm.

Topics:

  • Information on Recognition Count’s loans for skilled immigrants.
  • Hear about newcomers who have been successful in getting back to their careers.
  • Valuable resources on Canadian workplace culture and integration.
  • Tips to achieve financial stability as a skilled newcomer.

Registration Links:

April 19, 2022, 2-3:30 PM: https://seedwinnipeg-ca.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUpduirqjkoGdDi2PzYv15GkZn70jRjjalW

April 28, 2022, 6-7:30 PM: https://seedwinnipeg-ca.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAtd-ChrTMtHt0NrLo9a4gproVi9U7dzEck

Manitoba Budget 2022

Watch the provincial budget live at http://manitoba.ca/budget2022 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 https://accessibilitymb.ca/ 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 https://bit.ly/3uUeg3l.

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: https://residents.gov.mb.ca/reference.html?d=details&program_id=35

NAMI to celebrate Mother’s Day event in grand style May 7th, 2022

Watch this space for more information on the upcoming fun-packed Mother’s Day event slated for May 7th, 2022.

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:  https://www.edgeinc.ca/edge_carrier.html

Power Delivery in Manitoba- Virtual Presentation April 19th

Arab Members Chapter of Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba is pleased to invite you to our virtual presentation entitled “Power Delivery in Manitoba”

This presentation will describe the power system in Manitoba and how it fits in to the larger power system within North America. It will describe the methods we use to operate the power system and the challenges that we face to keep the lights on for our customer.

Registration is free but required. Please find more details in the below link:

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/power-delivery-in-manitoba-tickets-294824406737

For questions, contact: Contact@amc-egm.ca or: 204-557-4366

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

https://rccwinnersarena.com/

OLUWADARE LAW OFFICE

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

See poster for more details.

CAM’S LAW OFFICE

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

You can email us: info@camslawoffice.com

Website: www.camslawoffice.com

Call: +1 (431) 588-2702.

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

CREST EYECARE

Your vision benefits with great deals on premium frames, lenses and contacts. We direct bill most insurance plans, plus get rewarded with Air Miles Reward Miles on every purchase.

Book your eye exam or visit us in store today! Send us  email: info@cresteyecare.com Call us: 204-421-8080. Visit our website: www.cresteyecare.com 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!

 

GET THE ATTENTION YOU NEED TO PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES IN OUR COMMUNITY & BEYOND. OUR ADVERT RATES ARE VERY LOW AND CONSIDERABLE.

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: publicitysecretarynami@gmail.com

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