Personality of The Week

Celebrating Ajibola Akindipe

Congratulations to Ajibola Akindipe and the New Media Manitoba organization on winning the Unity Award at CPHR MB HR Excellence Awards.

Her educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature, a Post-Degree Diploma in Human Resource Management, and a Management Certificate from the University of Winnipeg’s Professional Applied Continuing Education Program. A member of Chartered Professionals in Human Resources (CPHR, Manitoba) and an Associate Member of Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (ACIPM).

She has 11 years’ work experience which spans across Human Resource Management, Business Administration and Operations and the Non-Profit Sector. Through her collaboration with businesses, she provides innovative solutions in areas such as talent management, strategic business planning, and employee relations, while the businesses focus on their core competencies.

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!

NAMI’s Father’s Day celebration event

It’s that time of the year when NAMI would be celebrating men across Manitoba in honour of this year’s Father’s Day.

Join us for the virtual ceremony on Saturday June 11, 2022 between 3 and 5pm as we discuss MEN OF HONOUR featuring speakers like Samson Ifidon, Rotimi Fadipe amongst other notable men in our community.

More details will be posted on our social media handles @namimanitoba

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 833 4146 9492
Passcode: 851252


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!

New Outbreak

Consumption of spot prawns is the source of 48 cases of #Norovirus and gastrointestinal illnesses in BC, AB, MB & ON. Do not eat, use, sell or serve the recalled spot prawns:

Irene Fakankun Elected to the Board of Governors

Alum and chemistry instructor to serve as voice of alumni in UM governance MAY 25, 2022 —

The votes have been counted and UM alumni have selected Irene Fakankun [PhD/21] as their next alumni representative for the UM Board of Governors.

“Representation matters. UM’s future depends on the holistic perspective of different generations, races, genders and professions,” says Fakankun. “Conversations are more prosperous and an upward trajectory is inevitable when different opinions are involved. Knowing that my voice, born from experiences unique to me, will contribute to shaping the future of UM is a privilege, and I am grateful to everyone who has trusted me with their vote.”

More than 2,500 votes were cast and Fakankun was chosen from the diverse list of five candidates.

Fakankun says she wanted to join the Board of Governors as an opportunity to contribute to the next developmental phase of a university that has given her so much.

“As a student, I had a fantastic experience, and I’m convinced that my decisions on the board can make that experience even more wholesome for UM students,” continues Fakankun. “As an instructor, I had the opportunity to be on the other side of the classroom and experience the challenges of teaching a class. Being at these different ends of the divide not too long ago means that I bring a unique perspective to the board.”

Read more here:

Research Participants needed

Healthy Smile Happy Child is looking for preschool children with no tooth decay to participate in research. All participants will receive a free dental screening and gift card.

For participation, send a mail to the contact information in the banner.

Lend your voice to shape The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority

Help shape the healthcare system in Winnipeg.

Take the WRHA Community Survey here: Open now until June 15, 2022 to lend your voice.


June 1 marks the beginning of National Indigenous History Month. Access resources and learn more about the rich and diverse history and cultures of Indigenous Peoples across Canada at


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!

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

Drain Dump Cover

Draindumpcover standing water after a rainfall to reduce Winnipeg’s mosquito population. Find out more at

Black Health Matters

Participate in the ongoing research on the important issue of African immigrant women’s healthcare experiences in Manitoba. More details are in the banner above.

New Winnipeg Transit app now widely available

Now available for download on the App Store, Google Play, and in a browser, the new Winnipeg Transit app is bringing passengers the information they need to plan trips with a new look and feel, and improved functionality.

The Winnipeg Transit app project team has been taking in feedback from users since the app was launched in late March. The number of users is steadily growing, and passengers who are still using BUSguide and the older schedule information tools on are encouraged to make the switch as soon as possible. A full transition will take place June 8, when older online schedule tools will be retired.

The new app features familiar favourites like the Navigo trip planner and options to login to personalize your experience by saving trip settings such as favourite stops and routes.

It’s also bilingual, making it easy for passengers to plan trips and look up schedule information in both French and English.

For those looking for a more old-school experience, the app makes it easy to export any stop schedule in a printable, PDF format.


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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!


Top 10 Nigerian Professionals in Manitoba & Community Leadership Awards

We’re glad to inform you about our plans for the formal presentation of the 2021 NPIM Top 10 and the Community Leadership Awards.

With the new guidelines in place, NIPM is excited to invite you to their first in-person event for the presentation of the 2021 NPIM Awards, with details below.

The event will provide the opportunity to celebrate our wins; celebrate the award winners, and network.

  • Date: Thursday, June 30th, 2022
  • Time: 7:00pm
  • Venue: Holiday Inn, 1330 Pembina Highway

Kindly accept this as invitation, and feel free to come with your guests.


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

See poster for more details.

African Centre Board Director – Winnipeg Full Time Positions & Volunteer Opportunities

Board Recruitment Notice

Africa Centre is currently recruiting three positions on the Board of Directors. We are seeking energetic, enthusiastic, task-driven leaders committed to advancing African descent Albertans.

Position Profile

The Board of Directors of the Africa Centre is a governance board with plenary authority over the business and affairs of the organization. Each Director is elected by the membership at the Annual General Meeting or at a Special General Members Meeting for a three-year term. Board members have a unique opportunity to give back to the community by developing policies & strategies that set out the organizational direction.

Committees: Board Directors serve on one of the following standing committees: Governance and Policy Committee, Finance and Risk Management Committee, Community Strategies and Engagement Committee and other Committees.

Time Commitment: 3-6 hours for monthly Board/committee meetings; and 3 or more hours for other occasional board activities.

Remuneration: Board Directors are volunteers and do not receive remuneration for their service.

Skills and Qualifications: We are seeking diverse, dedicated community-minded board members with expertise in the areas of: Business and entrepreneurship; Finance and Risk Management; Fund Development’ Capital Development; Strategic planning and development.

How To Apply

Interested individuals can email a confidential written expression of interest and resume to

Closing Date: June 30, 2022.

Conference – We’re Only Humans

Fostering an environment of well-being is no longer only a personal pursuit; it has become a reality for employers to focus on as well. This year’s conference will focus on various areas impacting the workplace, such as indigenous mental health and inclusion, psychosocial factors affecting workplace wellness, building resiliency, and information on general mental health, suicide prevention, and gambling addiction as they relate to the workplace.

For the full conference schedule and to register, please visit

Webinar: Spotlight on SEED Winnipeg – Recognition Counts Program

Webinar: Spotlight on SEED Winnipeg – Recognition Counts Program Thu, Jun 9, 2022 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CDT

SEED Winnipeg is a non-profit agency working to build strong communities and increase opportunities for people through financial empowerment programs.

The Recognition Counts webinar will provide information on Recognition Counts loans for skilled immigrants who wish to have their credentials recognized in Canada.  Participants will learn about Recognition Counts loan details, eligibility requirements and how to apply.  The session will also offer tips for success through the process based on real life examples of past successful applicants.

For more information

Job Opportunity!!!

Adorable Group Family Child Care is looking for energetic, enthusiastic, flexible, and motivated Child Care Assistants to join our supportive, friendly, progressive team and upbeat working environment.

Position: Full-time Child Care Assistant permanent position.
Location: South Pointe Area, Winnipeg, R3Y0R6.
Attention: Khadi.
Contact: Ph# 204-881-4249.
The successful candidate must be available to work shifts between the hours of 7:30 am and 5:00 pm Monday to Friday.

Eligible Candidates: The successful candidate must possess or ready to obtain:
▪ Current and clear Criminal Record/Vulnerable Sector Search.
▪ Current and clear Child Abuse Check.
▪ Valid First Aid/CPR Training.
▪ CCA Certification (40 hours) or to obtain within 12 months of employment.
Experience in implementing age-appropriate activities is an asset.
Pay starts at $14.00 -$15.00/hr.
Application Deadline July 22, 2022.
The position will start in August 2022.

Please email cover letter, resume, and 3 references to
We thank all who apply but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Life and Employability Enhancement Program

Life Employability & Enhancement Program (LEEP), a program at the Barbara Mitchell Family Resource Centre, continues to offer 6-week in-class with the following 300 hours of work placement training for refugee youth. Fill out this intake form to register for the next session that starts on June 6, 2022.

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

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:

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

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:

Click below to register

Red River Exhibition

June 17-26, 2022

Summer Starts Here at the Red River Ex with the world’s largest traveling carnival. Experience an adrenaline rush with Bull Riding and Barrel Racing. Meet the furry celebrities of Canine Circus from Canada’s Got Talent. There’s magic and thrill for the little ones too. Mouth-watering treats, more than 50 Midway Rides and over 200 hours of LIVE music. Engage all your senses this Summer – The Ex is back! Get your tickets online at

Newcomer Welcome Fair and Multiculturalism Day Celebration

In partnership with Immigration Partnership Winnipeg (IPW), Ethnocultural Council of Manitoba (ECCM), the City of Winnipeg and some Winnipeg Settlement Agencies, MANSO is pleased to invite ALL Families, Newcomers, Community Organizations and Business Communities to come and join us in welcoming our newcomers and celebrating the Annual Multicultural Day event.

DATE: June 26th, 2022
TIME: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
VENUE: Freight House Field – 200 Isabel Street, Winnipeg R3A 1G9

If your settlement organization is interested in participating in the event by hosting an information table, please let us know. Please share this poster with your clients and staff and communities and families as we hope to welcome you all on June 26th.

Winnipeg International Children’s Festival

June 9 -12, 2022

Where else in town do you get to see zany circus acts, high strung acrobatics, comic daredevils, pure artistry, absurdity and foolishness – plus unique musical performances by international artists? Only at the 40th Annual Kidsfest – that’s where!  For more information about tickets (and discounts!), performers and activities please make sure to visit the website.

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