immigrant: IPW called the forum a first-of-its kind, according to CTV. It said the forum was held as part of a campaign this election to encourage newcomers to vote called Got Citizenship Go Vote!' The forum aimed to provide a space for immigrant and refugee community members to ask questions of candidates in respect to their positions on immigrant employment opportunities, poverty reduction, diversity-expanding initiatives and a host of other newcomer civic concerns. Immigration Partnership Winnipeg IPW hosted a forum on Saturday that tackled topics around immigrants, refugees and newcomers. Traditionally, immigrant and refugee voter turnout amongst eligible voters is quite low, said IPW director Abdikheir Ahmed in a press release. In 2017, Statistics Canada said visible minorities make up one quarter of the population in Winnipeg, with 52,000 immigrants settling in the city within the last five years. We want to change that and ensure more newcomer Winnipeggers come out to vote so they have a say in who makes decisions on their behalf at City Council and on the school boards. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.