The Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council Inc. is a voluntary association of faith communities and individual Manitobans that, through personal expressions of faith commitment, exists to welcome and extend hospitality to all refugees/immigrants and to serve them as brothers and sisters.
The Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council evolved after World War II when "displaced persons" had to declare their religious affiliation to enter the country. Various denominations sought to help their own integrate in Canada with assistance provided in ports of entry. With common goals and interest in immigration and immigration policy, an organization of different churches grew together.
The services offered now rely on funding from the Federal Government, the Provincial Government of Manitoba, private foundations, individual donors and the faith community.
The current staff complement of over 60 people, plus numerous volunteers, provides the services. The majority of the staff are immigrants and/or refugees and are able to provide services in 22 languages.
The Board of Directors of the Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council is composed of appointed representatives of faith groups. All faiths are welcome to appoint representatives.
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