SOPA Partner in Manitoba

Altered Minds Inc. (AMI) provides settlement orientation and educational programs and services that help individuals adapt to change and overcome barriers to a good quality of life. We deliver and support projects that build community capacity and promote peace, health, and security. AMI is a not-for-profit organization governed by a volunteer board of directors. The board is comprised of Canadians and immigrants from all over the world. Board members represent all immigrant categories (Refugees, Provincial Nominees, Skilled Workers, Family Class and Independent immigrants). Most importantly, we all share the dream of building bridges between our communities in Manitoba and overseas.

Altered Minds Inc. welcomes refugees and immigrants to Manitoba and promotes the well-being of their families and communities, locally and overseas, by harnessing resources and providing responsive programs and services that assist individuals in adapting to change and overcoming barriers to a good quality of life.

Our current programs and services include:

  • Settlement orientation, language and life skills training for newcomers
  • Computer training
  • Pre-arrival and post-arrival online learning opportunities

We have partnered with ISANS to promote and deliver a suite of Settlement Online Pre-Arrival (SOPA) courses.

AMI’s SOPA team provides online courses to immigrants destined to Manitoba, and connects them with local settlement agencies and services before they arrive. We assist immigrants in developing a pre-arrival action plan and guiding them with their personal preparation and job search. Our services ensure that immigrants arrive in Manitoba better prepared, be more confident and enter the workforce sooner.