Healing from Racism: A Community Service Framework

Healing from Racism: A Community Service Framework

The Alberta Network of Immigrant Women (ANIW) invite you to iur Focus Group on a new initiative in developing a framework and services specific for healing from the impact of racism and discrimination in Alberta.

After the Information Session, we have now finalized just one day for the focus group as per particpants feedback.

Purpose of Study

  • Understand how you or your clients have been affected by racism
  • Existing programs, services and tools/interventions to address this issue
  • What programs, services and tools could lead to best practices?
  • What training is necessary for counsellors and organizations?

FOCUS GROUP: Healing from Racism: A Community Service Framework

Thursday, Sep. 12th 2013 at 9am-3pm

Suite 107, 1409 Edmonton Trail Northeast, Calgary, AB, Canada


Topics to cover

· Effects of racism

· What is needed to heal

· What are the skills

· Theoretical models

· Comfort level and barriers

· Training and competencies

· Components of healing programs

· How to move forward

· Barriers and Allies

· Next steps

Please confirm your attendance

Program coordinator

Chido Mbavarira

403-262-8040 ext 42

Information and Consent form


  • Purpose of Focus Group
  • The Demographics Survey
  • Voluntariness
  • Anonymity
  • Equal participation
  • Withdrawing from the study
  • Storage and Use of Findings
  • Risks and Benefits
  • Questions

Any questions please conact

Bonnie K. Lee, Reg. MFT, Ph.D.

Tel. 403-317-5047

Project Lead: Dr. Bonnie Lee

Bonnie Lee, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences (Addictions Counselling) at The University of Lethbridge. She obtained her doctoral degree from the University of Ottawa. A Registered Marriage and Family Therapist and a Clinical Member and Approved Supervisor with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, she favours an ecological, human systems paradigm in her teaching, clinical practice and research. Her driving force is the desire to enhance the lives and health of individuals in their contexts of family, culture, and society. She has been an invited keynote speaker and workshop leader in Canada and internationally.


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• Knowledge transfer barriers, facilitators and strategies
• Cultural values and beliefs in addiction and mental health
• Immigration experience in addiction and mental health

Alberta Network of Immigrant Women (ANIW)

What We Do...

The Alberta Network of Immigrant Women (ANIW) is adaptive and evolutionary, changing its research and programming focus as needed to remain connected to the interests and needs of women who are building a new life in Canada. Immigrant women are themselves effective and committed community builders, working to develop opportunities for their families, themselves, and their surrounding community.

For the last 25 years, the Alberta Network of Immigrant Women has connected and empowered immigrant women across the province, leading and supporting initiatives that foster equality, justice, and learning. The Network has shared its innovative research on issues that impact the integration of immigrant women and their families within our society, and has worked effectively with other partners and stakeholders to bring our recommendations to reality.