St.Amant recognized for their work with newcomers to Canada
- March 22, 2018
The Government of Canada is recognizing St.Amant for its role in connecting newcomers to meaningful volunteer opportunities, language training, and permanent employment supporting individuals with developmental disabilities and autism, and their families.
The non-profit organization in Winnipeg, Manitoba, was congratulated today by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister Ahmed Hussen as one of the winners of the 2018 Employer Awards for Newcomer Employment for their exemplary work to help newcomers to Canada find and retain jobs and enhance their employment skills. St.Amant offers multiple training opportunities after volunteers complete 100 hours of service including English at Work and on-site training through Blue Cross, all at no cost to participants. The organization also hosted a citizenship ceremony in February 2017 as part of Canada 150 celebrations, where several staff became Canadian Citizens alongside other newcomers from the local community.
Every year through these awards, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) recognizes local businesses’ innovative efforts to improve the integration of newcomers into the labour market across Canada. The winning organizations help reduce the barriers faced by newcomers in entering the labour market and improve their overall settlement in Canada.
Winners were announced at the 2018 Employer Council of Champions Summit, organized by Hire Immigrants Ottawa. The Summit brought together business, government and civic leaders to engage in a dialogue about the effective integration of refugees and immigrants into the labour force, and to celebrate employer excellence.
“I am both grateful for and impressed by the work that St.Amant has done to support the successful settlement and integration of newcomers to Canada. Through its unique volunteer placement program with a 90% hire rate into permanent employment, St.Amant is truly a leader in breaking down the barriers that many newcomers experience when trying to find meaningful employment. This makes a significant difference in the lives of newcomers to Canada, as well as to the children and families that St.Amant supports in their community.”
– The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship
“St.Amant relies on newcomers to fill critical positions within our organization. We’re grateful to the newcomer groups for believing in St.Amant’s mission and bringing a beautiful diversity to our workforce through sharing language, music, food and cultural celebrations. We look forward to continuing to strengthen our employment support for newcomers and to sharing what we’ve learned with other organizations.”
– Jennifer Kilimnik, Director of Human Resource Services at St.Amant
IRCC partners with Hire Immigrants Ottawa to recognize private businesses that support the successful labour market integration of newcomers in Canada.
Winning employers are chosen based on nominations from settlement service provider organizations.
St.Amant employs over 1,800 staff and hundreds of volunteers, and supports more than 1,600 children. Since introducing the English at Work program in 2014, more than 125 staff and volunteers have benefited from over 10,000 hours of language training and support.
Seminar on Disability Savings Plans: Financial security for persons with disabilities
- March 21, 2018
Disabilities present a distinct set of financial challenges. Sign up to find out more information about the Registered Disability Savings Plan.
Thursday, April 19
Boardroom at 440 River Road
Pre-Order St.Amant Apparel By April 3
- The next line of St.Amant apparel is now available for pre-ordering.
- Order forms will also be available at front reception desk or you can download one below.
- Most items are available in men’s and women’s sizes, the zipper hoody is unisex.
- All prices include taxes.
- A name can be added to a sleeve on jackets/hoodies for an additional cost of $8.
- Mockups are posted below.
*Return completed order forms to the front reception by Tuesday, April 3. You can also phone/fax in your order at 204-256-4302 (fax 204-257-4349).
Methods of payment: Credit card or cheque made out to Carberry International.
- Under Armour Hoody $57
- Zipper Hoody $44
- Biz Jacket $44
- Cotton Tee $22
- Soft Shell Jacket $80
- Atigua Polo/Golf Shirt $43
Save the date for the next Town Hall
- March 16, 2018
The next Town Hall is on Tuesday, April 17 from 1:30pm to 3:15 pm in the St.Amant Cafe. The Town Hall is a chance to ask questions to John Leggat, President & CEO, and hear about the progress of St.Amant’s strategic priorities.
Once again John will interview key employees about recent successes.
Call for St.Amant Leisure Guide Facilitators & Proposals
- March 8, 2018
The St.Amant Leisure Guide offers leisure and recreation opportunities for children and adults with developmental disabilities and autism who are supported by St.Amant.
We’re currently accepting proposals from those who have a skill to share and wish to facilitate a proposed activity OR for individuals to deliver suggested activities that participants have asked for.
Apply online by Thursday, March 22, 2018! www.stamant.ca/leisureguide
Here’s a quick link to fill out the form if you are interested in submitting a proposal:
The 2018 Winter session runs from January 26 to April 4, here’s the St.Amant Leisure Guide Winter 2018 Catalogue as a reference for the type of activities offered.
Previous sessions were a great success and proved to be a place to make new friends and try new things.