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

Free Family Portraits

Everyone should have a portrait of their family to ensure that fond memories are never forgotten. That is why Common Ground is hosting its first ever Family Portrait Day on Saturday, November 2 at Dufferin School from 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Registered families will receive one printed 8×10 photograph and a flash drive with…

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Volunteer Soccer Coach Needed

IRCOM is currently looking for a Volunteer Soccer Coach. If you have experience with soccer and like the idea of helping youth be the best they can be, then consider this volunteer position. Position Description

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Across Cultures

IRCOM Believes strongly in the importance of community!  Meeting neighbours, celebrating together, and drawing upon the rich heritage of our communities creates meaningful opportunities to build trusting relationships. IRCOM is thrilled to be co-hosting the Across Cultures Community BBQ with our friends at Rossbrook House, Wednesday, September 4 between 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. There…

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IRCOM children

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