Refugee Awareness Alberta
Creating supportive and equitable spaces for refugees through public education
The Centre for Race and Culture delivered Refugee Awareness Alberta, a project providing education to service providers and the general public.
This initiative aimed to provide education around the experiences of refugees and best practices in creating welcoming and inclusive environments.
This initiative aimed to provide education around the experiences of refugees and best practices in creating welcoming and inclusive environments. Most settlement funding focuses on preparing refugees to integrate and participate in their new communities, but very little is dedicated to preparing the host country. Many refugees face multiple barriers during resettlement. Providing accurate information to host communities about refugees and the reasons behind their displacement is critical to their successful and sustainable settlement in Canada.
The program consisted of the following key components:
- Delivery of free workshops around Alberta to service providers and the general public to provide accurate information about refugees and resettlement
- Social media monitoring and sharing campaigns to engage with Albertans around refugee issues and enhance the information sharing capacity of the initiative
You can view a webinar on ‘Understanding the Refugee Experience’ hosted by AUMA’s Welcoming and Inclusive Communities Initiative in 2017.
This project was supported by the Government of Alberta.