About Us

The Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba Inc. (IRCOM) is a non-profit organization that operates two transitional housing complexes in downtown Winnipeg; IRCOM Ellen and IRCOM Isabel. IRCOM offers secure, affordable and clean apartments to newcomer families for up to 3 years after their arrival.

Our History

It began with a building – a 67-suite apartment block on the western edge of Winnipeg’s Exchange District, created to house a wave of boat people and refugees from Southeast Asia.

IRCOM House opened with a rush of excitement and high expectations, struggled through years of under-funding, and then underwent a re-birth. In that process, a unique and potent model for assisting newcomers has emerged – one that offers inspiration to a province which has staked its future prosperity on its ability to successfully integrate newcomers into its mosaic.

Our Stories

Meet the Neighbours

Meet the Neighbours Summer BBQs Join us at IRCOM’s Meet the Neighbours Summer BBQs!  Who All families are welcome at our free BBQs What Free Meet the Neighbours summer BBQs When Every Wednesday between 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  June 12 and 19 July 3, 10, 17 and 24 Where 215 Isabel Street Why Because…

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Migrant & Refugee Solidarity Walk

We invite you to join us in a solidarity walk organized by groups engaged in migrant and refugee advocacy. On Saturday, June 15, 2019, we encourage all to gather for this Migrant & Refugee Solidarity Walk. An event dedicated to showing solidarity with migrants and refugees in Winnipeg and around the world. Development & Peace…

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IRCOM children

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