Personality of the Week

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

Let’s Continue To Support Nami Scholarship 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 Updates

Dr. Brent Roussin, the province’s chief public health officer, announced the new eligibility on Friday.
He also lowered the interval between booster doses to four months. Previously the wait was six months.
For more details, please see here

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 Coordinator) at for pick up arrangement.

Get Involved, Take the Building a Plan with Older Manitobans Survey

Manitobans are encouraged to take the survey to help the government plan the best possible future with older Manitobans.

Take the EngageMB survey at

Nominate A Nigerian for the Emergency Management Exemplary Service Award

If you know someone whose Emergency Management career has made a mark, nominate them now for their actions and contributions to advancing emergency management.

Learn more

The deadline to submit an application is July 1st, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).

Job Opportunity

Job : Financial Controller

Oxygen Technical Services is an innovative technology firm providing IT services and products to customers across Canada from its offices in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and British Columbia. Oxygen is seeking a self-motivated, detail-oriented professional to join our team as Financial Controller to ensure accurate and timely accounting duties and responsibilities are delivered and the financial health of the business is strong

ACOMI is Hiring

The African Communities of Manitoba Inc. (ACOMI) is a growing organization whose aim is to build a more vibrant, engaged, and sustainable African Canadian presence across Manitoba. For the past 20 years, ACOMI has contributed to developing Manitoba’s culturally rich and economically prosperous, socially inclusive society by bringing programming and events to the community that helps to advance community unity and prosperity.
We are hiring for two positions:
Please see the attached job postings (click) and share them widely across your networks.

Film funding opportunity

CINEMATOBA is a new filmmaking initiative for five Manitobans to share stories of local generosity. The program provides funding and filmmaking support for the creation of five original stories about the province.

This is a unique media production and mentorship opportunity for any Manitoban, aged 18 and over, regardless of filmmaking experience level. There is no cost to apply.

Each participant will receive a $10,000 cash award from The Winnipeg Foundation to produce a short film based on their story idea.

Food Safe Handler’s Training

DMSMCA’s PREP Employment Readiness Program will be hosting a Safe Food Handler’s Training Orientation and Information Session on May 27 from 10 am – Noon.

Orientation and Information Session attendance is mandatory if you are interested in registering for training. Acceptance into the training program is subject to approval.

Training is online and self-directed on June 2nd or 3rd from 10 am – 4 pm. Participants must be 18 years of age or older, a resident of Winnipeg, MB, unemployed or underemployed, eligible to work in Canada, currently looking for work and have a valid social insurance number.

To register: For more information please see attached poster or contact Abdi: 204-774-7005, ext. 113 or email

Skill Training Opportunity

Get Involved in Citizenship

The GOT CITIZENSHIP? GO VOTE! Campaign is hosting three Candidacy Training sessions for Manitobans with lived experience as newcomers, immigrants and refugees to run for council in municipal elections. Each session will include interactive activities, an overview of the eligibility and roles and responsibilities of city councillors, and current and former elected officials will share their experiences running a campaign.

Rural Manitoba – Candidacy Training

Date: Tuesday, May 24th

Time: 7:00-9:00PM

Location: Zoom

Registration Required:

City of Winnipeg – Candidacy Training

Date: Thursday, May 26th

Time: 7:00-9:00PM

Location: Hybrid – Zoom and In-Person at Immigrant Centre Manitoba (100 Adelaide St.)

Registration Required:

The Fishing Season is upon us

Looking for another outdoor activity suitable for your family?

Whether for the love of eating fresh fish or just for hunting, going fishing is a great family activity.

But before you go, here are some useful information:

Anglers are reminded to be aware of all provincial fishing regulations. For more information, refer to the 2022 Manitoba Anglers’ Guide at

Folkarama is Here….Soon

Folklorama returns this year to bring together communities from around the world. Africa Pavilion will run from August 7th – 13th, 2022.

ACOMI is excited to host the Africa Pavilion and they are calling on all performers, volunteers, vendors, and guests to contribute in making this year’s run a great one. Please find attached the form for any of our community members who are interested in selling African souvenirs

Life and Employability Enhancement Program

The Salvation Army is offering a 6-week in-class with the following 300 hours of work placement training for refugee youth.

Our next session starts on June 6, 2022. 

Elmwood Youth Employment Experience – Paid Program

The next intake starts June 20, sign up today!

Details in banner above.

For more information on the Program, do reach Dan at or 204-982-1720 ext 211


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:


Call: +1 (431) 588-2702.

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

Join the Friendly Call Program with Red Cross Manitoba

The Friendly Calls program is more than making a phone call. It’s about forming connections with adults who feel they could benefit from more social interaction.

To become a volunteer for this important program, visit

Visible Minorities Student Employment Opportunity Inventory

The student recruitment opportunity at Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) is now open.

ESDC is dedicated to building and promoting a diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce, representative of Canadian society. In this spirit, the department’s Black Engagement and Advancement Team (BEAT) has launched the following special program, based on an organizational need:  Jobs for Visible Minority Students as Financial Analyst, IT Technician/Analyst and Junior Communications Officer (Fall 2022).

This opportunity is targeted to those who self-declare as belonging to the visible minorities’ employment equity group. Furthermore, to support BEAT’s mandate of increasing the departments Black employee representation, applicants are encouraged to self-identify as Black. Selection may be based on qualified candidates belonging to this group; therefore, we appreciate your support in promoting this opportunity within your community. Please feel free to share the attached documents with your networks and community partners.

We are looking for candidates to join us this Fall in the specialized fields of finance, IT and communications to work with us, develop their professional skills and take advantage of diverse learning and advancement opportunities within the department’s program areas and across the country!

Before applying, we encourage interested students to:

Create a account now or, if they already have one, ensure their information is up-to-date.

Sign up for new e-mail alerts to receive notices on any new opportunities of interest.

For additional information, please contact BEAT at

The application deadline is May 31, 2022.

Business Development Workshop

Business Development Workshop
SEED Winnipeg is offering a two-part workshop will offer information and the opportunity to ask questions about doing business in Canada.

Topics include:

• Government role in business
• Canadian workplace standards
• Taxes in Canada
• Canadian business culture

The workshop will be in TWO parts:

Part 1: June 14, 2022 • 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Part 2: June 16, 2022 • 6:00-8:00 p.m.

You must attend Part 1 to attend Part 2. By filling out the form below, you will be registered for both parts.

For more info and registration Register – SEED Winnipeg


Please see ACOMI Newsletter for important updates – internal and external including free programs and scholarship opportunities  

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Youth Opportunities

@Home Virtual After-School Program

For the rest of the school year the E@Home Virtual After School Program is open to anyone aged 6-12 living in the West Central Community (From Portage Ave – Notre Dame Ave and Balmoral St – Wall St).

For more information, click here to visit their website.

Contact information:

Get 10% off your purchase at Gifted Fingers International Limited

Follow Gifted Fingers International Limited on Instagram and Facebook and share 5 different post on the page o your network and stand a chance to win 10% off items purchased in store.

Gifted fingers international limited – Your African Caribbean community food store.

Specializing in all ethnic foods and beauty supplies Butchering, meats, chicken, fish, goat with skin on, so many seafood.

Shop at gifted fingers today for African, Caribbean, Asian, East Indian, groceries, all types of human hair extensions, all types of braids, cosmetic products, Diverse African Caribbean inspired ready made fabrics, African wedding accessories, Italian gold accessories, bags, shoes, bridal makeovers and many more at affordable and reasonable prices for all nationalities,

Walk into the ”one-shop-stop” today and experience great discounts on all grocery, fabric, hair, beauty products and many more.


  • 1006 Nairn avenue Winnipeg Manitoba

Phone number: 2043060101

  • Unit 4 – 955 saint Mary’s road, Winnipeg, Manitoba and we’re open 9am to 8pm from Monday to Saturday

”Great customer service experience Where your satisfaction is guaranteed”!

For more details, visit www.giftedfingers or follow us on Instagram and Facebook at giftedfingersinternational

Newcomer Employment Hub

Initiated by The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce and Immigration Partnership Winnipeg The Newcomer Employment Hub (the Hub) brings together the business community and Manitoba newcomer community to work together to address the biggest challenge for businesses today: talent recruitment and retention.

The Hub is an innovative online job tool that creates quality job matches between newcomer job seekers and Manitoba employers.

The Hub’s smart AI technology provides employers with top newcomer candidates that best match their job description and needs.

Through the Newcomer Employment Hub, newcomer jobseekers are matched with employers committed to inclusive workplace practices.

Visit the Newcomer Employment Hub:

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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: 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!



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.


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Have a nice week!