Multicultural Health Brokers Cooperative

For almost 2 decades, the Multicultural Health Brokers Cooperative have been helping expectant and new parents, and their families.

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They form relationships with families through facilitated pre-natal classes and group sessions; provide caring support to individuals through pre-natal, post-natal, and early parenting; and help families access Alberta Health Services Health for Two resources. The Brokers represent 22 different cultural and linguistic communities in Edmonton and serve over 2,000 families a year.
www.mchb.org

Multicultural Family Resource Society (MFRS)

The Multicultural Family Resource Society is a non-profit organization committed to improving the well-being of immigrant and refugee children, youth, and families.

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MFRS offers 8 parenting groups in 6 communities: Chinese, Eritrean/Ethiopian, Karen, Filipino, Kurdish, and Sudanese. The parenting groups enhance the well-being of immigrant and refugee families as they adapt and integrate into Canadian culture.
In 2012, approximately 150 youth attended programs regularly with the help of youth leaders and community volunteers.
www.mfrsedmonton.org

Edmonton Multicultural Coalition

The genesis of the Edmonton Multicultural Coalition can be traced to an innovative project in 2002 aimed at developing civic space and engagement for ethno-cultural communities in the City of Edmonton.

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Initially funded by Health Canada through the Voluntary Sector Initiative (VSI), more than 120 community members participated in 36 policy education workshops to identify the major determinants of holistic ethno-cultural communities’ health.
The Coalition is an intercultural and inter-sectoral initiative bringing together members and leaders from ethno-cultural communities to participate meaningfully in the economic and civic life of their neighbourhoods and communities.
www.emcoalition.ca

Changing Together

Founded in 1984, Changing Together is a non-profit, charitable organization operated by immigrant women for immigrant women.

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Our mission is to help Edmonton and area immigrant women and their families overcome personal and systemic barriers that keep them from participating fully in Canadian Society.
They run the Making Changes Program which is a pre-employment, life skill orientation program with an English component. Their Volunteer Support Program is the only program in the City of Edmonton specifically designed to serve immigrant women by helping them to acquire new skills in their new country, and eventually to secure employment of their choice in Canada.
www.changingtogether.com

Intercultural Child and Family Centre (ICFC)

The vision of the Intercultural Child and Family Centre is to be a recognized model and voice for children and families from diverse cultural backgrounds and experiences, where all are welcome.

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The ICFC helps refugee and other vulnerable families to become self-sufficient and successful in a number of ways. It is an accredited daycare that is licensed for 69 spaces, and serves children from 19 different ethno-cultural groups. The ICFC also provides family supports to the parents of the children thereby enabling the parents to access services and resources.
www.icfc.ca

The Council for the Advancement of African Canadians in Alberta

Their Vision is to establish an African Centre that will serve as the hub of the community and provide an atmosphere which is welcoming, that shows respect for diversity and that supports all members of all interests and abilities.

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The Africa Centre strives to create opportunities for access and full participation of members of the African community in all aspects of society. This includes educational, cultural, social, and economic endeavours that ultimately contribute to the holistic development and wellness of the African individual, family and community. The Africa Centre was established at the Wellington School. The McCauley site will be used as a satellite location.
www.africacentre.ca

Centre for Race and Culture

The Centre for Race and Culture works within the community to promote and support individual, collective, and systemic change to address racism and encourage intercultural understanding.

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Its expertise spans workplace development, community building, research, and education.
The Centre provides training and education, organizational development, strategic planning in diversity management, employment equity, cultural audits, development of diverse teams, non-profit organizational capacity building, program design, logic model development, proposal writing, and diverse board development.
www.cfrac.com

Creating Hope Society

Creating Hope Society is a non-profit society established to recognize that the sixties and seventies child welfare scoop of Aboriginal children is a continuation of the Residential School era.

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It believes that it is time to halt the cycle of Aboriginal children being separated from their families and communities.
Creating Hope Society is carrying forward a healing process, commenced for Residential School survivors, to those who are products of a Child Welfare system that has perpetuated the legacy of the Residential Schools.
www.creatinghopesociety.ca

Chinese Cultural Promotion Society

The Chinese Cultural Promotion Society (CCPS) is a registered non-profit organization established by Mandarin-speaking immigrants from Mainland China for the purpose of mutual support and community development among Mandarin-speaking individuals and families in Edmonton.

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The CCPS provides relevant services and support such as: education, consultation, and information with a two-pronged mandate: 1) Addressing the adaptation and educational needs of Mandarin-speaking immigrant families. 2) Promoting Chinese culture and language to Chinese, non-Chinese adults, and children in Edmonton..
www.ccps-clc.com