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! https://www.mycharitytools.com/gift/wpgfdn/donate?fund=1077

Personality of the Week

ACOMI’s Board President our very own Mrs. Titi Tijani, was recently presented with the MP Terry Duguid Platinum Jubilee Community Leadership Award.

Titi is a Community Development activist; an educator, advocate for immigrant issues, an excellent collaborator and a team builder supporting the integration of newcomers in Manitoba.

She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Ecology, family Studies from University of Manitoba-1998, and Certificates in Education (Nigeria) 1986, Community Leadership, Trainer and Conflict Resolution.

Titi has worked at Manitoba Housing from 1998 to date. She is currently, the Manager of Specialized Tenant Services, supporting vulnerable population access housing and sustain tenancies.

Titi continue to volunteer in many African community organizations communities for over 20 years. She is the current President of African Communities of Manitoba Inc. (ACOMI), supporting all African ethno-cultural community organizations build and develop capacity to support their membership; preserve and promoting African cultural heritage and promote cultural understanding in Manitoba. She received the Government of Manitoba Spirit of a Community Builder Award in 2014

Let’s congratulate and celebrate her for another additional laurel for her contributions to our community and Manitoba at large.

Christmas is here!

Dear Distinguished Community Members,

On behalf of the Executive Committee, this holiday season I am using the opportunity  to thank you all for your generous support with what we have been able to achieve together this year. Now it’s time for us to give ourselves a chance to take a break and gather with our family and friends, and to remind ourselves of what’s truly important – to celebrate our achievements and be merry!

As a team our goal this year is to strengthen relationships, we have been able to establish. We have been able to strengthen our network in Brandon with constant liaisons with our people in Winkler, Morden,  Brandon, Souris, Dauphin, Thompson, among others. We have been able to strengthen our relationship with our community associates including Nigerian Professionals In Manitoba. We are building global alliances to foster good governance in politics, economics, social activities, sports, and cultural developments to encourage all our members and the society we live. With over 6,000 Nigerians and still growing population, our community is now ranked among top 5 in Manitoba; and with this we are now a winning voice in social capital from civic responsibilities, political process to other subtleties in Manitoba. Nigerian new immigrants, professionals, skilled and unskilled workers, international students, and visitors now have access to us for service and support at various levels of  their needs. Our relationship with the Nigerian High Commission, Ottawa has been very outstanding in citizen diplomacy. This year, several members of our community were recipients of various prestigious awards, recognitions and appointments as people steeped in optimism in  building a very formidable community with prosperity in Manitoba. Big congratulations to these amazing individuals for making us proud!

In the new year, we will keep promoting our voice in championing active participation and engaging Nigerians in corporate governance, civic responsibilities, and political process in Manitoba. With our team, we want NAMI to be the first contact and support system for all Nigerians in Manitoba, and yes, we are ready to support this reality! We are imploring more members’ participation with their involvements as volunteers/donors  from community leaders, entrepreneurs, professionals to socio- cultural groups, to get more acquainted with NAMI for a better outreach. And I want to assure you with our passionate service, this is what makes our organization very inclusive and so exceptional in Manitoba. We are hoping for togetherness and a better life together as a community in the new year.  

Merry Christmas, happy holiday season and may we all enjoy a happy, healthy, and safe 2023.


Wilson Akinwale, MDiv


Manitoba Arts

Dear Distinguished Community Members,

On behalf of the Executive Committee, this holiday season I am using the opportunity to thank you all for your generous support with what we have been able to achieve together this year. Now it’s time for us to give ourselves a chance to take a break and gather with our family and friends, and to remind ourselves of what’s truly important – to celebrate our achievements and be merry!


The Manitoba Arts Council funds the creation and sharing of arts and culture for the benefit of all Manitobans.

Get details on how to apply here: Manitoba Arts Council Grants – Manitoba Arts Council

Pay your Annual Dues

Members are encouraged to pay their 2022 annual dues promptly.

  • Family $70
  • Single $40
  • Student and seniors $20

Interac can be sent to nami.manitoba@gmail.com

Please, add your email address to the narration so we can send you an acknowledgement.

Black Health Equity Survey for organizations

The Foundation for Black Communities, Black Health Alliance, TAIBU Community Health Centre, Ontario Nonprofit Network, and Imagine Canada (the Partnership Collective) are conducting research to learn about extended health benefits (e.g., prescription drugs, dental, vision, physiotherapy, psychotherapy) at Canadian non profit organizations

Link to survey

Flu Vaccine Now Available

There are many ways we can take care of ourselves and our well-being this winter. Make sure to include getting your flu vaccine as part of your plan for winter wellness. Book your appointment at https://protectmb.ca/seasonal-flu/

The 2022-2023 seasonal flu vaccine is now available at vaccine clinics, pharmacies and medical clinics throughout the province. All Manitobans aged 6 months and older are eligible. It’s especially recommended if you or the people you care for are at risk of serious illness.

Canada Dental Benefit

To receive the new interim Canada Dental Benefit, make sure you’ve applied for or currently receive the Canada child benefit for a child who was under 12 on Dec 1st, and have filed your 2021 income tax return.

Details here: Canada Dental Benefit – Canada.ca

ACCESS Centres

ACCESS Centres offer health and social services to individuals and families, and are unique to each community they serve.

Visit ACCESS Centres (wrha.mb.ca) to find your local ACCESS Centre.


A simple phone call will get you a team of volunteers to drive you safely home. In addition, if you choose to make a donation, you will contribute to the financial support of a non-profit organization in your community.

Learn more


Time to lace up those skates and head outside is now. The Canopy Rink in Arctic Glacier Ice Winter Park is open!

Come on down and get your skate on.

Business & Enterprise Support & Training program

Registrations are still open for the Business & Enterprise Support & Training program (BEST) information session. Start your business in Manitoba with expert help!

BEST is a FREE 6-week business training, consulting and launch program, which features expert guest speakers (lawyer, accountant, insurer, lender, and experienced entrepreneurs), online live classes, and additional resources.

Learn about the program and apply at an information session/workshop taking place on the following dates:

  1. Mon, Jan 9, 1-3 pm
  2. Mon, Jan 16, 1-3pm
  3. Mon, Jan 23, 6-8 pm

Register for an information session by calling (204) 927-9944 or visiting our website at https://seedwinnipeg.ca/programs/sessions


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!


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



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 hello@kilconadental.ca or visit us at  www.kilconadental.ca

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: 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!



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.


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

See poster for more details.

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.

Location 1:

1006 Nairn avenue Winnipeg Manitoba

Location 2:

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

Phone number: 2043060101

”Great customer service experience

Where your satisfaction is guaranteed”!

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

Stand Out From The Crowd


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 contact us via email: publicitysecretarynami@gmail.com

Advertisement Rates 

    • Website Advert Rate: $300/annually
    • Monthly Advert Rate: $40/monthly
    • Weekly Community Update Promos: $25/week
    • Weekly Newsletter: $25/week

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Have a nice week!