NAMI’s Annual Family Picnic Event – 30th July 2022

NAMI in collaboration with Nigerian Professionals In Manitoba (NPIM).

Family Picnic/Varieties of Nigerian traditional foods, short speeches, good music, dances, games for kids/everyone, networking and many more. Please bring your own lawn or camp chairs.

You don’t want to miss this!!!

Admission is FREE

We look forward to seeing and welcoming you!

Personality of the week – Celebrating Dr. Joseph D. Atoyebi

Dr. Joseph Dele Atoyebi is an associate professor in the Faculty of Arts, Business, and Science, University College of the North, The Pas campus, Manitoba. He earned his doctorate in Linguistics from the University of Leipzig, Germany. His research areas include the documentation/preservation of endangered or lesser-known languages. He is currently a co-researcher on the SSHRC-Canada-funded Partnership on University Plagiarism Prevention project (PUPP). As part of his community service, Dr. Atoyebi is on the advisory board of The Pas Immigration Service.

Dr. Atoyebi is very proud of both his Yoruba and Igbo heritage. He takes pleasure in showcasing aspects of the African music and culture, especially, the Yoruba talking drum which he also plays. In February 2021, during Black History Month, Dr. Atoyebi gave a four-week public lecture on the roles of the talking drum in the Yoruba cultural experience.

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Let’s Continue To Support Nami Scholarship Fund, Thank You!


NAMI has established an endowment fund with the Winnipeg Foundation to support exceptional in-course students enrolled in Manitoba post-secondary institutions. Each of these scholarships will be offered to a student who:

  1. Is a Nigerian citizen that legally lives in Manitoba within the award period;
  2. Is enrolled at a Manitoba post-secondary institution in any field of study;
  3. Is an active member of NAMI and/or its affiliated organization(s);
  4. Has achieved a minimum cumulative grade point average of0 out of 4.5 for university/ college students and 70% minimum cut-off mark for high school students;
  5. Has not received the award within 1 year prior to the application.
  6. Not dependent on applicant’s financial need.

Application process is as follows:

  1. All students who meet the above prerequisites can apply;
  2. All applications will be considered based on academic performance and active membership in NAMI and/or its affiliates;
  3. All applicants shall submit academic reports or transcripts to verify academic performance;
  4. All applicants shall submit a brief biographical essay outlining their community active involvement in community development related activities and contribution to NAMI and/or its affiliates;
  5. Short-listed candidates will, if necessary, be interviewed by member(s) of the scholarship committee;
  6. The decision(s) by the committee shall be final and not subject to an appeal;
  7. Member(s) of NAMI Executive committee may meet with selected awardee(s) prior to receiving the award ceremony.

Interested applicants should forward their application package as an email attachment to the following address by 11:59pm of Tuesday September 6, 2022:

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!

Thank you.


DAUPHIN—The Manitoba government is launching a new pilot project to bring retinal specialists to Dauphin once a month to provide care for residents in the community and surrounding region, Health Minister Audrey Gordon announced here today.

“Manitobans living in the Parkland region currently have to travel to Winnipeg to access a retinal specialist, which creates an unnecessary financial burden and additional stress for the patient and family,” said Gordon. “To have a specialist travel to Dauphin once a month to provide services at Ashcroft Vision Care will help reduce out-of-pocket expenses for these patients and families, strengthen health care in the region and ensure the same level of care, closer to home.”

The minister noted the new program will be especially beneficial to patients who must travel to Winnipeg once a month for injections and currently face barriers due to a lack of access to care close to home including limited transportation options and additional expenses. These patients often cannot travel alone, so travel and accommodation costs present an additional financial burden for families.

The Manitoba government will cover travel expenses and supply costs to support the project. Ashcroft Vision Care, located in Dauphin, will provide space for the retinal specialist to perform procedures in one of their clinic rooms.

“There was increased concern and anxiety expressed by our patients, particularly over the past two years, regarding travel to appointments in Winnipeg,” said Kara Vanderheyden, optometrist, Ashcroft Vision Care. “We couldn’t be more thrilled for this project and grateful Dr. Josh Manusow and colleagues are travelling to Dauphin to care for patients here.”

“We are a group of ophthalmologists from Winnipeg that specializes in retinal diseases,” said Manusow, vitreoretinal surgeon, department of opthamology, Rady faculty of health sciences, University of Manitoba. “We are excited to travel to Dauphin to provide care to patients that currently must travel to Winnipeg regularly and look forward to serve 60 to 80 patients each visit when the project begins this fall.”

Retinal specialists diagnose retinal diseases and treat a wide variety of eye conditions including age-related macular degeneration, hereditary diseases of the eye, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment and cancers of the eye. They also treat patients who have experienced severe eye trauma.

This pilot project is in alignment with Manitoba’s Clinical and Preventive Services Plan’s goal to provide care closer to home, the minister noted, adding this project is expected to run over the next year to evaluate its effectiveness and impact on patient care.


Find Health Jobs in Manitoba

If you are a physician or other health professional seeking a new opportunity in Manitoba.

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.

Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP)

What is CDAP?

The Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP), by the Government of Canada, helps small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) adopt digital technologies to increase their competitiveness. Eligible businesses will receive a grant2 to build their digital plan, followed by a 0% loan of up to $100,0001 to implement it.

Thank You

NAMI President, Mr. Wilson Akinwale specially appreciates all NAMI volunteers and thank them for bringing empathy, compassion and generosity to the job while connecting Nigerians in Manitoba and Canada at large. He further encourages Nigerians in Manitoba to give back to our province by volunteering their time to causes they believe in.

Volunteer opportunities are also available within NAMI. Send an email to today and you will be directed appropriately.

Cover Letters Self-Study E-Learning Workshop

In Canada it is the standard practice to use a Cover Letter as a companion piece to your resume. It will explain who you are, why you want to work for the organization, and what you can offer the employer.

Update Manitoba Health Card

Computers for Life (C4L)

Basic computer training for newcomers with limited English proficiency. Participants receive a free computer after completing the 4-week course. Eligibility/cost: Open to all. Free. Interpreters and childminding may be provided.

C4L is a 2-level computer class for beginners. It teaches basic computer skills, such as typing, sending emails, searching info on the Internet, making video calls and more. Each level lasts 4 weeks with classes 2 or 3 times a week. After completing 4 weeks, participants receive a free desktop computer to take home. Anyone except visitors to Canada can participate.

Emancipation Day

Emancipation Day provides us an opportunity to reflect on the journey for liberation, the progress so far made and the remaining barriers and obstacles to full emancipation. It will also help intensify efforts to achieve the goals and objectives of the United Nations International Decade for the People of African Descent. The event is scheduled to hold as follows:
Date: Friday, August 5, 2022

Venue: Canadian Museum for Human Rights,  85 Israel Asper Way, Winnipeg

Time: 6:00Pm

Admission is Free!

Please RSVP in advance to be added to our guest list by emailing ACOMI at

The event will also be livestreamed for those who cannot attend in person!


Join us for an evening of reflection and fun featuring a cocktail reception, Community Conversations, Art exhibition, Poetry and Drama presentations on the importance and significance of the day as well as a free Musical Concert by local African and Caribbean artists.

Job Opportunity

The Ethnocultural Council of Manitoba is hiring a Project Coordinator for the Project – Healthy, Safe and Violence Free Relationship.

Job Title: Project Coordinator

Start Date: August 15th 2022

End Date: March 30, 2024.

Full Time: It is a 35 hour per week position with some expectations to work on the weekend and evening


Salary: Annual salary ranges $50,000 to $ 55,000 inclusive of benefits, dependent upon qualifications.

Project Title: Healthy, Safe and Violence Free Relationship

Closing Date for the application: July 28th, 2022. at 5:00 pm.

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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!

Have a question for NAMI?


Book a new patient exam and cleaning and receive a $50 Tim Horton’s gift card, an electric toothbrush or teeth whitening kit*
We are growing, and we are so excited to add amazing patients to our family dental practice

Give us a call today at 204-663-5000, email at or visit us at

Looking forward to meeting you

*while supplies last


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!



Gemini Medical Clinic is a new family oriented medical clinic located at 735 Pembina Highway Winnipeg. Our primary objective is to help patients achieve their health goals by providing quality medical care. We are a team of 4 family physicians with immediate plans to include specialist care. Our providers include Drs’ Ify Osagie, Ral Koko, Alastair Sequeira and Taiwo Sonoiki. We provide a range of services including general/family practice, women’s health, child health, whole health and wellness, addictions medicine, minor surgical procedures etc.
We also provide non-insured services like filling out forms, disability applications, medical notes and many more.

We are open to the public July 4, 2022 and accepting new patients.

Shop at Gifted Fingers International Limited

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


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