A Community of Belonging
IRCOM strives to empower newcomer families to integrate into the wider community through affordable transitional housing, programs, and services.
IRCOM is a one of a kind place; a home to hundreds of refugees from across the globe, who need long-term, affordable, and safe housing, together with holistic, wrap around programs and services for parents and children alike. It is the “receiving family” for those who have no one in Canada to receive them; a home where each person finds belonging and dignity, all of which is essential so they can meaningful integrate into their new community. IRCOM provides 3 years of transitional housing for new Canadians in Winnipeg, MB Canada; this model doesn’t exist anywhere else, from coast to coast to coast. The majority of IRCOM programs are offered not just to our tenants, but also to the surrounding newcomer community, including After School and summer programs for children and youth, literacy and English as an Additional Language programs for parents with small children, pre-employment training as well as counselling and community referral services.