Public Perceptions of an Immigrant-Serving Agency in Winnipeg, MB: Working towards Increasing Community Engagement and Reducing Client Barriers

In general Winnipeggers are highly supportive of immigrant-serving agencies in Canada. For example, 94% of respondents agreed that immigrant-serving agencies are essential for “immigrants’ success in Canada” and “necessary for a well-functioning society.” Winnipeggers were also quite supportive of the Immigrant Centre. Just over a third (36%) of respondents was already aware of the Immigrant Centre (44% of immigrants and 34% of non-immigrants). After learning more about the Centre, nearly all (92%) agreed that it is a good thing for Winnipeg and most respondents (64%) wanted to support the Centre in some way. Most of these people wanted to support the Centre through volunteering (68%).