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

Village of St. Léon

Village of St. Léon

Website : http://saintleon.ca/

The Village of St. Léon is located near Somerset in the Rural Municipality of Lorne. The municipality is located in the gently rolling hills and fertile lands of southwestern Manitoba. It is bordered on the east by the Pembina Hills, by the Tiger Hills on the north and west as well as the Pembina Valley on the south. 

St. Léon is a small agrarian community and its church, along with the one in 
St. Alphonse, is among the oldest in the entire region. St. Léon also happens to be the headquarters of the oldest Franco-Manitoban co-op in existence. 

The region is well known for its oilseed and grain crops. Among the other farm-related activities, there is pork, dairy and poultry farming as well as pregnant mare urine farms.
Moreover, in 2005, the region of St. Léon became the site of a powerful wind farm (99 MW - 41,000 homes), the largest such installation in all of Canada, a project which was a great boost to the local economy. 

St. Léon is also famous for the annual salamander migration which takes place there at the end of August, at which time the little creatures cross Main Street by the hundreds during hot, humid summer days. 

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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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