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SALNAMThe Sierra Leone Nationals Association of Manitoba (SALNAM) celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee "Dinner & Dance 2022" in Winnipeg, Canada. Saturday June 25, 2022 at the Winakwa Community Centre, 980 Winakwa Road, Winnipeg, Canada.
Cover charge: FREE! (All you can eat and drink), please bring a friend. Live performances and lots of entertainment.

The Sierra Leone Nationals Association of Manitoba (SALNAM) is a non-profit organization providing support to all Sierra Leoneans residing in the province of Manitoba to integrate into their new home country. SALNAM is dedicated to establishing a strong and identifiable Sierra Leonean community. The association is also committed to ensuring that its members are properly integrated into the new cultural environment. 



The executive of SALNAM is pleased to inform community members about resumption of the food distribution exercise.  

SALNAM has commenced the distribution of food items since March 4,2022 and SALNAM shall continue to do so, for the weeks to come. Our target is to help low-income families, seniors, single parents, and those who have lost their jobs but are actively looking for jobs. Our goal is to strengthen and support our community and vulnerable groups within our community. Please do not hesitate to contact any SALNAM executive member to be registered and be a beneficiary if you are qualified.  

Please note, this is only for families specified for the categories above. If you do not meet the threshold, please do not apply. 

SALNAM already has a list of the initial beneficiaries and intends to expand on it. SALNAM thanks Manitoba Harvest for the funding. We also want to thank the support committee of SALNAM who have contributed immensely to this success story. 

Many, many thanks to our indefatigable team members of SALNAM for their relentless efforts. 

God bless us all.  Finally, SALNAM appeals to community members to help SALNAM to identify deserving families to get this much needed help. 

The Sierra Leone Nationals Association of Manitoba (SALNAM) is a nonprofit. nonpolitical organization dedicated to promoting the cultural heritage of Sierra Leoneans living in Manitoba. and assisting its members to integrate into Canadian society.  

SALNAM achieves this goal through the delivery of community-based support services including complementary services to its members. At present our community has an estimated population of between 700 and 800 people.  

Consisting of community members who immigrated to this land during the decade long war in the homeland and young people under the age of 30. Our population, like many others, is still growing.  

Many households are headed by single parents mostly women with little formal educational background and training.  

SALNAM’s goals and mandates is to facilitate the integration and upward social and economic mobility of its members in the mainstream of Canadian society.  

The President

From the outset of my campaign, we set the theme as one of respect and commitment

Our broad goal is

We are committed to engaging with the community to deal with the challenges and opportunity