Healing from Racism: A Community Service Framework

Healing from Racism: A Community Service Framework

The Alberta Network of Immigrant Women (ANIW) invite you to an information session on a new initiative in developing a framework and services specific for healing from the impact of racism and discrimination in Alberta. This will lead to a focus group planned for July /August.

ANIW’s 2012 project “Healing from Racism: Mapping Anti Racism Programs in Alberta” identified a need for initiatives in the form of programs and services available to those who have been impacted by racism and discrimination in the province. To date very little documentation is available on such programs. We would like to draw on your knowledge and experience in this area.

Your presence at the information meeting and focus group is imperative as it allows us to gain perspectives and expertise from councillors and service providers. We would like your input on what kind of community framework would be best for addressing racism and discrimination.

Information Session - Healing from Racism: A Community Service Framework

Friday, July 12th 2013 at 10am-12pm

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

Street parking available on the GICOR Building side, 14th ave NE

Light snacks and refreshments provided

If you have not done so please RSVP:

Program coordinator

Chido Mbavarira

403-262-8040 ext 42

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.


• Couple and relational therapy model in addictions treatment: conceptualization, efficacy, evaluation
• 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.