Refugee Awareness for Inclusive Communities

Course Description

This workshop provides community members and service providers with accurate and comprehensive information about refugees and refugee resettlement by: supporting individuals and organizations in understanding the pre-migration experiences of refugees, offering practical tools for working with refugee families, and providing ideas for creating welcoming and inclusive environments that ensure sustainable and successful resettlement of refugees and other migrants in Alberta. Upon completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe refugee pathways and the global and historical contexts to the most recent resettlement efforts
  • Identify barriers and opportunities when working with refugee individuals and families
  • Use reflective and analytical tools to build inclusive and equitable practices for refugee individuals and families

About the facilitator

Elli Dehnavi: Holding a PhD in Cultural Studies, Elli is a university teacher, storyteller, and public educator. She has been actively engaged in the community to raise awareness about systemic discrimination. She has developed adult education resources, coordinated training programs, and managed research and community-based projects. Elli served the Centre for Race and Culture as the Senior Consultant, coordinated projects, and supervised the work of other researchers and consultants. Elli has designed and delivered courses and educational workshops on intercultural communication, EDI,  Implicit Bias, Creating Inclusive Communities, and gender equity. Now in her new role as the Executive Director, Elli is committed to building equitable relationships in line with CFRAC’s vision and mission.





Note: This workshop is sponsored by REACH Edmonton; their generous support made it possible to offer this training at a discounted rate.

Who Should Attend

  • Educators
  • Settlement practitioners
  • Front-line service providers
  • Health practitioners
  • Social Service providers
  • Community members and private sponsors