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Celebrating Culture, Celebrating Life

This project will engage cultural minority youth (aged 13-19) in Eritrean, Oromo and Syrian communities as cultural brokers to address risk and build protective factors and reduce health inequities.

Celebrating Culture, Celebrating Life: An empowerment approach to building resiliency amongst immigrant and refugee youth in Edmonton, Alberta

This project will establish and test a youth-oriented brokering intervention. The project targets cultural minority youth (aged 13-19) in Eritrean, Oromo and Syrian communities in Edmonton, Alberta. Participants will be engaged as cultural brokers, to address risk and build protective factors and reduce health inequities by overcoming and reducing barriers at the individual, family, community, systemic and structural levels. The project aims to establish a profile of the unique risk and protective factors for newcomer youth; and establish a conceptual framework to demonstrate the relationship between the risk and protective factors and the underlying causes, including social determinants and structural violence.

Lead organization: Multicultural Health Brokers Cooperative

Location: Edmonton, Alberta

 

Looking to get in touch with this project? Send an email to Jwamer Jalal (jwamer@ualberta.ca) for more information.

Website

mchb.org