Southeastern Manitoba has seen dynamic changes and growth over the past decade. Not only has Eastman grown in numbers, but also in cultural diversity. In the last ten years approximately 1000 newcomers per year from around the world have made Eastman their home. In addition, every year people from 40 different nationalities arrive in our area to begin a new life in Canada. They bring with them their cultures, skills, talents and delicious ethnic foods.
We, at Eastman Immigrant Services (EIS) assist new immigrants settling in Southeastern Manitoba. Our program works hard to make the settlement and integration experience rewarding for all newcomers as well as for our communities. The staff at EIS are always willing to help with settlement needs such as documentation, housing, employment, school registration, career recognition process, orientation to community resources and many other things. EIS also runs a variety of programs and events designed to provide fun for the family, introduce newcomers to recreational opportunities as well as make new friends and significant connections that assist with integration into our communities.
We hope that you will join with us and celebrate cultural diversity in our communities through this cookbook filled with delicious recipes that represent our new neighbors and friends and friendships yet to be made!