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Manitoba Business Profile: A Model For Authentic Growth

We spoke with Winnipeg based N.E.E.D.S. Inc. to find out more about their outstanding organization.

N.E.E.D.S. Inc. (Newcomers Employment and Education Development Services) is a non-profit, charitable organization based in downtown Winnipeg. The organization was established in 1999 by immigrant and refugee women – people who could relate to other newcomers and their needs. They developed a range of programs to get this organization moving forward, and today N.E.E.D.S. Inc. serves over 800 children and youth, meeting the majority of them on their third day after arriving in Canada.

The organization has a strong mission and goal:

“Our goal is to enhance the integration of immigrant and refugee youth into Canadian society by providing employment, education and social programs to develop life skills.”

We chatted with Executive Director, Margaret Von Lau, to learn more about the challenges they face and how they have made a positive difference in the community. Margaret’s advice to other businesses is simple: Focus on your clients’ needs and not the trends or fads of the industry. With that mantra, they’ve made lasting relationships with their clients, some of whom come back after to volunteer or become employees of N.E.E.D.S. Inc. Read the whole story in our quick eBook format and learn from this successful not-for-profit Manitoba business.

Here at MTS, we’re happy to have them as a customer, and as a valuable part our community.

Stay posted for new success stories featuring Manitoba business.

Mark Glucki

Mark has been developing digital blog communities for 10+ years that connect business and tech pros with their inspirational stories. He developed a North American best practice on creating great experiences on social networks and spends as much time learning about entrepreneur success stories as he does producing content for others to enjoy. Mark is also a commercial photographer focusing on product and location images. His work can be seen at Wonderlab Photo.

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