Neighbourhood Empowerment & Resource Centre
About Neighbourhood Empowerment & Resource Centre
Neighborhood Empowerment and Resource Centre (NEARC Inc.) is a Winnipeg-based newcomer-youth serving not-for-profit, non-sectarian organization. NEARC Inc. provides life-skills training, academic guidance, personal mentorship, and connections to employment opportunities for newcomer youth while enabling their full participation in Canadian society with the opportunities to integrate with Indigenous and mainstream Canadian youth.
It promotes youth economic empowerment, engagement, leadership, networking, capacity building, personal mentorship and ultimately leading towards meaningful job for the newcomer youth.
NEARC Inc. thrives to empower the Black, Mainstream Canadian, Indigenous, and Newcomer (BMIN) youth with supports and guidance for capacity building, economic well-being ultimately leading to cultural integration..
Products & Services
Youth In Leadership (YOU-LEAD)
YOU-LEAD initiative connects young people from a diverse background and provides them opportunity to enhance their leadership values, nurture active community engagement, and involve in civic actions.
Ultimately, these youth will gain:
- Develop leadership skills
- Have better global perspective they need to lead change within themselves and their communities.
Under various global, federal and provincial initiatives, NEARC Inc. plans to empower next generation of youth leaders of Manitoba who are under 30 years and passionate about change.
Impact of YOU-LEAD
By developing and empowering themselves through the positive impacts of inclusion in the community and beyond, the present-day youth leaders will help develop the knowledge, skills and experience needed to lead the next generation of youth and contribute to changing the world at the intersection of community, policy and social front creating greater impacts.
Eligibility For YOU-LEAD Program
If you are a youth between 16 - 30 years and passionate about addressing complex social issues to bring about positive change for young people, please mail us at email@example.com
Youth Economic Empowerment (YEE)
NEARC Inc. thrives to empower the Black, Mainstream Canadian, Indigenous, and Newcomer (BMIN) youth for their economic well-being and long-term sustenance. Under this YEE initiative, youth get various opportunities for economic empowerment networking opportunities through:
- Paid placements
- Internships leading to employment
- Custom training on Canadian Workplace Culture
- Summer Jobs
- Financial Literacy & Money Management
- Employment mentorship
We believe, once youth are economically empowered, they are more ready to undertake any type of engagement activities including Social Innovation.
If you are interested in any of our activities under the YEE Program, please mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Reconciliation Through Social Innovation (RECONSI)
In order to successfully integrate youth from diverse culture and reconcile them based on our experiential learnings from launching Pathways to Reconciliation (P2R) funded by the Canadian Heritage we have adopted the RECONSI initiative. It will proactively engage the Black, Mainstream Canadians, Indigenous communities, and Newcomers (BMIN) along with other youth and diverse group of stakeholders.
Calls To Action
Philosophically, we base our reconciliation as recommended Calls to Action by the Truth and Reconciliation Commissions of Canada (TRC). Since these Calls to Actions were announced in 2015, we decided to Champion Calls to Action # 93 along with others. NEARC Inc. with rigorous consultation with NCTR with Indigenous and non-Indigenous leaders/elders, Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth groups, political leaders, and both Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities serving organizations, has developed "Pathways to Reconciliation (P2R)" program funded by the Canadian Heritage under their CSMARI initiative.
f you are interested in our RECONCI program, please mail us at email@example.com
Enabling Newcomer-Youth For Integration (ENI)
This program is geared towards supporting newcomer and immigrant youth for their successful integration in our community. ENI helps connect young people with resources and, equips them with right resources, tools and knowledge to overcome barriers towards successful settlement and integration. For the purpose, NEARC also liaises and networks with various settlement agencies.
- Youth will enhance their skills, learn how to navigate resources and gain confidence to assimilate in the new community.
- Youth are encouraged to involve actively in the civic engagement opportunities and processes.
- It is also designed to match newcomer and immigrant youth with mentors to gain valuable knowledge and help facilitate smooth integration.
For more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Capacity Building Initiatives (CBI)
NEARC Inc. strongly believes that addressing the skills needs of newcomer and immigrant youth is central to their successful integration. CBI provides mentorship and skills training and, help them achieve their goals through various employability essentials and skill development opportunities.
Many of these youth have already completed various capacity building training, to name a few:
- First Aid, CPR, & AED
- Non- Violence Conflict Intervention (NVCI)
- Canadian Workplace Culture
- Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System
- Food Handlers Certification, etc.
If you are a newcomer and 29 years or under, please check with us. Simply send an e-mail at email@example.com
Partnerships And Networking (PartNet)
NEARC Inc. believes in strategic partnerships and collaborations are the cornerstones of our progress. This helps to on our projects and resources. It will help coordinate activities and prevent duplication.
Collaboration provides exchange information and share experiences also helps expand organizational programs through building new ones or combining the existing programs and making them stronger. It is possible to lead to a wider set of resources and support tools that will make programs more reachable at lower costs.
Organizations cannot achieve their missions without building new alliances and partnerships. At NEARC Inc., we believe that collaboration is not about an option to choose, but a necessity to strengthen the efficiencies and effectiveness to tackle down of what we need to settle and generate a better impact for a better world. To achieve our vision, we plan to work with following partners other than Friends of NEARC.
We believe in the power of our partners, including individual volunteers, organizations and government supporters. Over the years, we have worked with a diverse range of stakeholders including:
- Local, provincial and federal governments
- National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR)
- Southern Chief’s Office (SCO)
- Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Inc. (MKO)
- Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs
- Schools, Colleges, and Universities
- Civil Society Organizations
NEARC is a member of Manitoba Association of Newcomer Serving Organizations (MANSO) and Youth Agencies Alliances (YAA). NEARC is also involved in various project specific alliances. In order to execute Indigenous youth related issues, we have formally partnered with Indigenous Leadership Development Institute (ILDI) as our Indigenous Partner.
If you are interested to be partner in our specific program theme or be partner in achieving our long-term vision please mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sustainable Development Goals And Climate Change (SustGoCC)
Since its inception in 2014, NEARC Inc. has adopted Environmental Stewardship as one of the core values and it believes it is now time to champion Sustainable Development Goals and act on Climate Change.
Why Champion Sustainable Development Goals?
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted in September 2015 as part of the United Nation’s resolution, ‘Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’. The SDGs are a collection of 17 interlinked goals designed to be a ‘blueprint’ to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. The UN’s Global Goals aim to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for everyone by 2030. Throughout the world, people want the same things: access to clean air and water; economic opportunities; a safe and healthy place to raise their kids; shelter; lifelong learning; a sense of community; and the ability to have a say in the decisions that affect their lives.
After rigorous consultations with communities and stakeholders NEARC Inc. has designed and developed a project titled ‘Preparing Manitoban Youth for AGENDA 2030 (PREMY- 2030). It is a holistic concept which crosscuts five and more sustainable development goals. It supports the objectives of building awareness of the 2030 agenda and increase partnerships and networks, thus assisting in furthering Canada’s implementation of the 2030 agenda. It creates resources to enhance and share knowledge on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) including the contribution of Indigenous knowledge and practices in relation to advancing sustainable development and enhance collaboration between various sectors.
Why take action on Climate Change?
Climate change occurs when long-term weather patterns are altered. For example, through human activity. Global warming is one measure of climate change and is a rise in the average global temperature. 800 million people (11% of the World’s population) currently vulnerable to climate change impacts such as droughts, floods, heat waves, extreme weather events and sea-level rise. Year 2019 - was the second warmest year on record. NASA data show that average global temperatures in 2019 were 1.8 degrees F (0.98 degrees C) warmer than the 20th century average.
NEARC Inc. plans to educate and promote sustainable development goals and act on climate change through Student Unite Initiative and engage High School, post secondary and University students.
If you are interested in our SustGoCC initiative, please mail us at email@example.com