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'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 Lorette

Town of Lorette

Website : http://www.rmtache.ca/

The Local Urban District of Lorette is located in the Rural Municipality of Taché in southcentral Manitoba, approximately 20 kilometres south of the capital city, Winnipeg. Both the four-lane Trans-Canada Highway and Hwy 59 from Winnipeg provide easy access to the town and municipality. Lorette sits right in the middle of the fertile prairie farm lands that buckle up against the western edge of the Canadian Shield. The scenic Seine River meanders throughout the region. Landmark is the municipality's next largest centre, while Dufresne, Ste.Geneviève, Rosewood, Ross and Elm Grove are other nearby towns.

The Town of Lorette has been in existence since circa 1860. This establishes the district as one of the oldest localities in the Province of Manitoba. Many families in the area have direct ties to ancestors who originally settled the land during the second half of the 19th century. The community is a cultural mosaic of people: French Canadian, Métis, English and Slavic cultures are well represented in the municipality's communities. 

In 2000, the town built a 1.5 million dollar sewage facility on 90 acres approximately 5 km south of town (the facility was built without any tax increases and will afford the community approximately 25 years of growth potential). Today, the town has over 2,000 residents and, in a recent survey, Lorette was found to be one of the least expensive places to own a home in the capital region surrounding Winnipeg. 

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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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