The Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba (IRCOM) and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Manitoba office (CCPA-MB) invite you to join us for the launch of ‘They can live a life here’: Current and past tenants’ experiences with IRCOM’s model of housing and wrap-around supports, on Monday, January 21st from 12-1pm at IRCOM’s Isabel location, 215 Isabel Street.

Immigrants and refugees face unique sets of challenges when they arrive in Winnipeg. While there are many supports available during the settlement process, housing is one that continues to fall short. Many newcomers struggle to find adequate, affordable housing that meets their and their family’s needs.

The report shows that IRCOM exists in an important and neglected intersection between housing and programs. The organization’s mission is to provide affordable transitional housing, programs, and services in an environment that empowers newcomer families as they integrate into the wider community.

The report concludes a three-year study in which current and past tenants of IRCOM spoke about their experiences coming to Winnipeg and living at IRCOM house. They provide their lived experience perspectives in finding employment, learning English, and finding housing outside of IRCOM.

Please R.S.V.P. to by Wednesday, January 16, 2019 if you plan on attending. A light lunch will be served.