Newcomers Employment & Education Development Services (N.E.E.D.S.) Inc.

Smoothing path to a new start in Canada

Immigrants and refugees to Canada arrive with great hope for a safe and happy future. But the path to success in a new country comes with big challenges. Without the right kind of support, hope can quickly turn to struggle and despair.

N.E.E.D.S. Inc. offers newcomer children, youth, and their families programming that makes integrating into Canadian life easier. Our psychosocial supports and education, employment, mentorship, and recreation programs help our participants develop the life skills and confidence they need to succeed.


Introduction to Canadian Education (Intro) Program

Provides FREE educational, school preparedness and orientation programming for newly arrived government assisted and privately sponsored refugee children and youth, 6 to 21 years old.

Settlement Worker in School

Provides enhanced services and supports for school age newcomer children, youth and families for the first 12-18 months of arriving in Winnipeg as a way of increasing integration into their new school and community.

Employment Services

Employment Services help immigrant and refugee youth (ages 16-29) develop the employability skills required to enter and successfully participate in the Canadian labour market.


Psychosocial Support Services

 Provides newcomer children and youth with additional support during program participation. Immigrant and refugee children and youth experience many changes upon their arrival in Winnipeg, which can cause stress on an individual and their family system.

N.E.E.D.S. Inc. has the capacity to deliver our core services in French if required by clients (including interpretation).
This only applies to clients whose first language is French.

We are serving

newcomer children, youth and their families each year
More than 1800


We acknowledge that we gather on ancestral lands, on Treaty No. 1 Territory, the traditional lands of the Anishinabe (Ojibway), Ininew (Cree), Oji-Cree, Dene, and Dakota, the Birthplace of the Métis Nation and the Heart of the Métis Nation Homeland.

N.E.E.D.S. Inc. is in full compliance with the requirements under The Public Sector Compensation Disclosure Act (CSSM Chapter P265), Sections 2(1) and 3(1) as at March 31, 2019.  Information is available upon request.