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Winnipeg teens tackle race, racism in a changing world

By Winnipeg Free Press

June 04,2021

Supported through a grant from the TELUS Friendly Future Foundation, the Stand Up to Racism Together program provides youth with a safe space to identify racism, stereotypes, and racism-related stress.

Manitoba youth fight racism by sharing their messages online

By CBC News

April 14,2021

Youth, aged 15 to 21, create video after 8 weeks taking anti-racism workshops and learning Photoshop.

A group of young people in Manitoba have taken to social media to help fight racism — and they’re using both their voices and design skills to do it. 

The power to change lives: Theatre course for newcomers in Winnipeg builds life skills

By CBC News

February 10, 2020

A new after-school theatre workshop for newcomer youth in Winnipeg hopes to give them more than just acting skills — it aims to help them learn to share their stories, build confidence and find community.

Offered by the Newcomers Employment and Education Development Services (NEEDS) Centre, the Monday evening program is open to newcomers age 12 to 25.

Newcomer holiday party welcomes 600 immigrants and refugees to Winnipeg

By CBC News

December 7, 2019

A new after-school theatre workshop for newcomer youth in Winnipeg hopes to give them more than just acting skills — it aims to help them learn to share their stories, build confidence and find community.

Offered by the Newcomers Employment and Education Development Services (NEEDS) Centre, the Monday evening program is open to newcomers age 12 to 25.

Newcomer organization holds holiday celebration

By Winnipeg Sun

December 7, 2019

Newcomers Employment and Education Development Services (N.E.E.D.S.) hosted its ninth annual Winter Holiday Celebration for newcomer children, youth and families on Saturday at the Marlborough Hotel.

This woman struggled to find a job when she moved here 20 years ago — so she created a group to help others

By CBC News

February 21, 2019

A Winnipeg woman is celebrating 20 years of giving back to her community by helping newcomers — and it all started with her own challenges and experience as a new Canadian.

Margaret von Lau started Newcomers Employment and Education Development Services, or NEEDS Inc., a decade after she immigrated to Canada in 1989.

Annual holiday event lets newcomers make new friends, learn about traditions — and, of course, meet Santa

By CBC News

February 21, 2019

Annual holiday event lets newcomers make new friends, learn about traditions — and, of course, meet Santa.

NEEDS Inc.’s holiday event began 8 years ago with 50 people, welcomed more than 400 on Saturday.

NEEDS gives newcomer tools for success

By Winnipeg Free Press

September 04, 2018

Blending into a new society isn’t an easy thing to do, especially when there are so many other worries in life taking a toll on a young person’s mind, but a Winnipeg program is making the transition easier.

 Newcomer Employment and Education Development Services Inc. handed out certificates to high school graduates and employment program graduates on Aug. 28.

Newcomer family takes in Folklorama

By CTV News

August 14, 2018

NEEDS Centre staff Monique Burke and client Bola Aje talks about their Folklorama experience on CTV.