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

2019 RBC Fundraising Soccer Tournament

RBC has been an enduring supporter of IRCOM and its programs, and this year RBC has decided to donate the proceeds of their 6th Annual RBC NextGen MSNWO FUTBOL Soccer Tournament to IRCOM. Thank-you RBC for choosing to support IRCOM!    The event will see ten teams of RBC staff play in a competitive or…

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Summer Celebration

For 12 years running IRCOM has helped newly-settled immigrants and refugees celebrate the start of summer with an event packed street party.  Held on the Friday before Canada Day, the Summer Celebration is a chance for newcomers to take part in the beloved Canadian tradition of soaking up the sun while eating at an outdoor…

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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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IRCOM children

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