Multicultural Family Resource Society
We are a non-profit Charitable organization providing programs for immigrant families and youth to enhance their skills, knowledge and confidence for long-term integration.
Immigrant and refugee families are empowered and strengthened by knowledge, skills and connections to achieve ultimate health and overall well being.
To foster the health and wellbeing of immigrant and refugee families by creating opportunities and resources for multicultural families to participate in programs and services that enhance knowledge and skills, thereby increasing the families’ health and wellbeing and decreasing poverty.
Goals and Objectives
Goal 1: To strengthen the capacities of immigrant and refugee families to address the challenges they face
Objective 1: To increase parents' opportunities for participatory engagement by organizing a community-based forum annually in Edmonton
Goal 2: To enhance immigrant and refugee parents' knowledge and skills for parenting their children in two cultures
Objective 1: To increase access to culturally and linguistically relevant information by organizing regular discussion sessions in Edmonton
Objective 2: To increase immigrant and refugee families' access to relevant parenting resources in home languages and English by organizing a resource pool of children's books, tapes, videos and DVDs in Edmonton
Objective 3: To increase immigrant and refugee parents' confidence in their parenting by providing opportunities in Edmonton for them to identify, discuss and share parenting practices with others
Goal 3: To strengthen immigrant and refugee children's confidence and skills
Objective 1: To increase opportunities for pre-school-age immigrant and refugee children by organizing regular community-based social activities
Objective 2: To increase literacy skills of young immigrant and refugee children in Edmonton by organizing regular age-appropriate literacy-based activities in families' home languages and English
Goal 4: To ease the successful transition of immigrant and refugee children to schools
Objective 1: To increase parents' knowledge of school options and application procedures by establishing annual information sessions with relevant school partners in Edmonton
Goal 5: To enhance the capacities of immigrant and refugee youth to play active leadership roles in their communities
Objective 1: To increase youths' opportunities for participatory engagement by organizing a community-based forum annually in Edmonton
Goal 6: To strengthen immigrant and refugee families' capacities to address the stresses in their lives and achieve health and well-being
Objective 1: To increase families' knowledge and skills in family conflict resolution by organizing annual parent-child, couple and family relationship workshops
Objective 2: To increase opportunities for participation in recreational activities by facilitating connections and organizing relevant programs
Goal 7: To strengthen social support of immigrant and refugee families
Objective 1: To increase opportunities for families to socialize by organizing social gatherings in communities in Edmonton
Objective 2: To increase parents' access to relevant community resources by connecting them to workers with knowledge of relevant services
Objective 3: To increase the range of respite options for families by organizing relevant community-based child care and foster care in Edmonton
Guiding Principles and Values
- We are a family driven and we function in participatory manner in all areas of our work including board level work and work in the community.
- We believe that it is important to promote and create access to opportunities, programs and resources for families in the immigrant and refugee communities.
- We model ways of addressing all perspectives when planning, delivering and evaluating our programs.
- We believe in ongoing reflection and evaluation to ensure programs make a difference for families and communities.
- All persons that have contact with the society are treated with dignity, respect, courtesy and confidentiality.
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