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

New Blog Post – Executive Director Dorota Blumczyńska

Not Forgotten March 30, 2020 Over the past decade I’ve sat with hundreds of newcomers at the end of their three year tenancy at IRCOM House.  Every family is invited for an exit interview with the Executive Director, and nearly everyone jumps at the opportunity. Many express profound gratitude to the staff and volunteers for…

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IRCOM’s COVID-19 Response

As many of you know, COVID-19 is a pandemic with outbreaks that are rapidly increasing across Canada including in Manitoba. IRCOM’s primary concern is the health and safety of all of our tenants, staff, and volunteers. As instructed by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada we are ceasing all in person programs effective Tuesday, March 17 to…

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IRCOM’s Fireside Chat

You are invited to an exclusive fireside chat!  As a supporter of IRCOM, you and your guest are invited to hear the latest news and trends in the settlement sector from local experts Dr. Shauna Labman, Tom Denton, and Seidu Mohammed.  Bring your questions to this informal chat.  The conversation will be sure to inform…

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IRCOM children

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