Direction
Manitoba

The web portal for the Association of Manitoba's Bilingual Municipalities (AMBM).

Welcome to Direction Manitoba,

your link to Manitoba's bilingual communities and members of the Association of Manitoba Bilingual Municipalities.

Strong Local Governance, Proud and Sustainable Communities

 

Recent News

AMBM Annual general Meeting
October 19, 2017

CONSOLIDATION LEADERSHIP AND EXPANSION

October 19th 2017

Ste. Agathe Community & Cultural Centre

183 Pembina Trail, Ste. Agathe, MB R0G 1Y0, Canada

 

Documents

Proposed Agenda

2016 AMBM AGM Minutes

 

AMBM Audited Financial Statement 2016-17 (French only)

 

AMBM Annual Report 2016-2017

 


AMBM's 2016 Annual General Meeting
October 5, 2016

Strong local governance, proud and sustainable communities

Thursday, October 6, 2016
5 pm (registration and networking)
Business meeting begins at 6 pm
Franco-Manitoban Cultural Centre (340 Provencher Blvd. | Jean-Paul Aubry Room)

Documents:

Agenda
Minutes of the 2015 AGM
Audited Financial Statements
Annual Activities Report


Why Direction Manitoba
July 25, 2016

Watch this short video and learn all about AMBM and the work we do in Manitoba's bilingual municipalities.

Featured Municipality

Town of Powerview-Pine Falls

Town of Powerview-Pine Falls

Website : http://www.powerview-pinefalls.com/

This picturesque area is surrounded by beauty and wonder, from the hydro dams to the rich forest to the sandy beaches, there is something for every enthusiast. Located just 132 km northeast of Winnipeg, MB it is a quick retreat from city life. A multitude of beaches and quiet living are available in the surrounding areas. You can acquire all of the supplies you may need from grocery outlets for cabin living or stay overnight in one of the various lodgings. Fishing, hunting and snowmobiling are just a few of the things that draw the tourists to this community.
 
Powerview and Pine Falls were sister towns located on Highway 11 off the banks of the banks of the Winnipeg River. The community of Pine Falls evolved in 1926 when John D. McArthur purchased the site from Fort Alexander and with partner George Mead they formed the Manitoba Paper Company. With the area growing, soon the community of Powerview was developed and became a separate entity in 1951.
 
The Manitoba Paper Company changed ownership over the course of years and it is now known as Tembec Industries. With the purchase of the paper mill in 1998 they announced that the town would need to become sufficient on their own. Pine Falls decided that it would be in their best interest to join a similar community and went into negotiations with the Village of Powerview. On May 1, 2005 the two communities successfully joined under one governing office. The community is presently at a population of 1,294.
 
Location: 132 km (82 miles) North East of Winnipeg, turn off of Highway #59 onto Highway #304 or further north on Highway #59 to Highway #11

 

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Témoignage

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Mohamed Doumbia, Conseiller en immigration d'affaires au CDEM

Originaire du Mali, je suis arrivé en janvier 1994 dans un froid glacial de -34 C. À mon atterrissage à l’aéroport, j’ai cru être sur une autre planète : la neige, les tenues vestimentaires tels que les manteaux d’hiver, les mitaines, les capuches, les chaussures d’hiver, etc. Mon intégration se fit graduellement au fil des années, un peu partout, par le biais des écoles, des amis, des milieux de travail, des équipes sportives, etc. À mon avis, pour s’intégrer à un milieu, il faut le vouloir et ça peut prendre du temps. Aujourd’hui, je suis fier de mon intégration car je sens que j'ai trouvé ma place dans cette société.

Mohamed

THE AMBM's MANDATE

Founded in 1995, the AMBM is the spokesperson for those Manitoba municipalities which have adopted policies favoring the active offer of bilingual services to their population.  The AMBM municipalities regroup official language communities which are in a minority situation, where the use of French is recognized as an added value, both economically and culturally.

Ardently defending the interests of its members, at the provincial and national levels, the AMBM includes, in addition to the City of Winnipeg, the sixteen rural bilingual municipalities in Manitoba. These are mainly distributed within a radius of about 100 kilometers from the provincial capital, Winnipeg.

The mandate of the AMBM:

  • Regroup the bilingual municipalities of Manitoba
    • Assist municipalities with the adoption of policies favorable to bilingualism
    • Assist municipalities with the provision of municipal services in French
    • Develop resources and services which facilitate the provision of municipal services in French
    • Ensure the promotion and development of bilingual municipalities
    • Facilitate access to resources required to ensure the implementation of bilingual municipal services

The AMBM Vision Statement

Powerful bilingual municipalities, recognized for their dynamic leadership in economic development and innovation.  A strong local governance, benefiting from support and the necessary resources to build proud, sustainable and vibrant communities.

The AMBM Mission Statement

Catalyst for development, prosperity and the sustainability of bilingual communities in Manitoba.  The AMBM acts as a political and strategic leader to regroup, support and represent a strong and united municipal governance.

Our organizational guiding Values

The values are the principles that guide the organization in its functions.

At its strategic planning session of April 18th, 2015, the partners discussed the fundamental values that should guide the future decision making process of the AMBM. The participants were asked to vote on key issues. Here are the three organizational statements (not in order of priority):

  • Commitment and conviction
  • Bilingual identity
  • Leadership

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Board of Directors of the AMBM is composed of 17 members, one representative appointed by each member municipal entity, and a representative of the municipal administrators. The eligible representative may be an elected municipal official or a municipal administrator, at the member municipality’s discretion.

The present AMBM Board of Directors:

The bilingual municipality member of the AMBM

The designated representative on the AMBM Board of Directors 

The Local Urban District of  Lorette

(Rural Municipality of Taché)

Armand Poirier

The Local Urban District of Saint-Léon

(Rural Municipality of Lorne)

Gaëtan Talbot

Rural Municipality of De Salaberry

Marc Marion, president

Rural Municipality of Ellice and the Village of Saint Lazare

Angelo Fouillard

Rural Municipality of La Broquerie

Ivan Normandeau

Rural Municipality of Montcalm

Derek Sabourin

Rural Municipality of Ritchot

Ernest Dumaine

Rural Municipality of Saint-Laurent

Sheryl Smith

Riel Ward of the City of Winnipeg

(Saint Boniface, Saint Vital et Saint Norbert)

Mathieu Allard

Rural Municipality of Alexander

Gerald Dupont

Town of Powerview-Pine Falls

Bev Dubé

Village of Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes

Conrad Durand, secretary

Village of Saint-Pierre-Jolys

Mona fallis

Village of Somerset

Denis Savard

Town of Sainte-Anne

Bernard Vermette / Richard Pelletier

Village of Saint-Claude

 

Representative of the municipal administrators 

Liliane Sorin, treasurer

 

Note:  

All members of the Board of Directors are elected officials, with the exception of Liliane Sorin who was nominated by the municipal administrators as their representative.  

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Tél : 204.289.4077

info@ambm.ca