A collaboration between Centre for Newcomers (CFN), Immigrant Services Calgary (ISC) and The Immigrant Education Society (TIES) to address the increases in incidents of racism and hate based violence in racialized communities in Calgary and surrounding area.
Utilizing a multipronged approach, Empowering Communities Together will:
address immediate safety concerns through empowerment workshops and self-defence training
conduct participatory action research to have concrete data on the voices, needs and recommendations of racialized communities
bring together community members and policy makers to create ways to ensure the safety and dignity of racialized communities
Centre for Newcomers (CFN)
Expanding on Empowering Women through Self-Defence previously funded by GoA and currently funded by IRCC and GoA (primary), offering Empowering Communities through Self-Defence for racialized men’s’ and women’s’ groups. Each training consists of a 7-hour empowerment seminars, followed by 1.5 hours of self-defence training. Each session can accommodate up to 30 participants in person.
The Immigrant Education Society (TIES)
In Empowering Communities through Participatory Action, TIES will conduct surveys and interviews with participants in the Empowering Communities through Self-Defence training. This information will be consolidated and presented at the ISC Unconvention.
Immigrant Services Calgary (ISC)
ISC will take the lead in Empowering Communities through Advocacy and Change. This year the Immigrants of Distinction Awards (IDA) will be held on Thursday Nov 4, 2021. Leading up to IDA, ISC will host a three-day “unconference” to bring together community members and policy makers to effect positive change for racialized communities.
EMPOWERING COMMUNITIES THROUGH SELF-DEFENCE
EMPOWERING COMMUNITIES THROUGH PARTICIPATORY ACTION
EMPOWERING COMMUNITIES THROUGH ADVOCACY AND CHANGE
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
The Centre for Newcomers is a not-for-profit registered charity that assists 15,000+ immigrants and refugees need every year. You can make a donation of your choosing any time. Click the links below to make a donation.
The Immigrant Education Society
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