Project Description

Program Objectives:

  • Build and sustain a pool of skilled community animators who can engage from immigrant and refugee communities to articulate their needs and aspirations and find ways to meet these needs and fulfill their aspirations.
  • Strengthen the leadership and governance capacity of ethnocultural organizations to bid for participation in the civic and voluntary sector in a formal way.
  • Build incrementally a body of knowledge based on experiences of program participants that would inform the design of culturally responsive community engagement processes.
  • Enhance the cultural competence and participatory capacity of mainstream organizations to initiate and support intercultural collaborations with immigrant and refugee communities.

This is the Coalition’s core program and is funded by Family and Community Support Services (FCSS). It is an intercultural and intersectoral initiative bringing together members and leaders from ethno-cultural communities to participate meaningfully in the economic and civic life of their neighborhoods and communities.

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Program activities

Community Animators Training and Development

Objective: Build and sustain a pool of skilled community animators who can engage from immigrant and refugee communities to articulate their needs and aspirations and find ways to meet these needs and fulfill their aspirations

Who are Community Animators: Community animators work with people and groups so that they participate in and manage the communities in which they live. Animators come from the Latin word “animere” which means to breathe life into something. A community uses his/her skills and talent to enable people and groups to learn from each other and take action on their needs and aspirations

Community Leadership and Capacity Building

Objective: Strengthen the leadership and governance capacity of ethnocultural organizations to bid for participation in the civic and voluntary sector in a formal way.

Community Research and Education

Objectives: Build incrementally a body of knowledge based on experiences of program participants that would inform the design of culturally responsive community engagement processes and enhance the cultural competence and participatory capacity of mainstream organizations to initiate and support intercultural collaborations with immigrant and refugee communities.

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EMC Organizational Development workshop series 2020

The Coalition is excited to launch a series of “Organizational Development” workshops on a variety of topics which will build capacities of community members and organizations from Ethnocultural communities.

These workshops are free and can be accessed by any registered participant. All the registered participants will receive a ZOOM link by email before the workshop. Early bird incentives (3) for each workshop will be mailed out to participants who successfully register, attend and complete the surveys. The early bird winners will be notified by email and will be requested to share their residential address.

We encourage you to join us on ZOOM 10 minutes before the workshop session begins to accommodate the pre and post workshop surveys.

All the workshop presentations will begin sharp at 5.30 PM and conclude at 7 PM.

Register by email – mitali@emcoalition.ca

The registration will end 2 days before each workshop date.

The sessions will cover the following topics:

  1. Program Planning : 2nd July 2020 by Abdoulaye Barry ( Program Lead A4HC)

Abdoulaye Barry is a Program Lead at A4HC. He obtained a Master Degree in Finance, Entrepreneurship and Business Development from Nancy University in France and completed a Project Leadership and Management Certificate from NAIT, Alberta. He is strong supporter of Economic Development.

  • Introduction of Program Planning
  • Why Program Planning?
  • How to do Program Planning?
  • Tools for Program
  • Planning
  1. HR fundamentals for Non-Profit Organizations : 9th July 2020 by Ada Tai (MBA, CPHR, C.MGR.)

With an MBA Degree, a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation and a Chartered Manager (C.Mgr.) designation, Ada has been working as an HR professional in a variety of industries for over 12 years.
Additionally, she is a well-respected Instructor at the University of Alberta, MacEwan University and Metro Continuing Education.

  • Understand the key human resources functions and how they support an organization’s strategic goals
  • Gain a practical view of how to leverage HR functions to create an engaging and productive team
  • Understand the key employment laws in simple language
  • Obtain the fundamental and hands on knowledge of recruiting talent, and managing common day-to-day employee issues
  1. Budgeting made easy : 16th July 2020 by Kevin MacDonald CMA

Kevin is the Owner and Business Consultant at L6S Business Consulting Inc. Over the past 10 years, Kevin has been able to help small and medium-sized businesses grow and become more profitable.

Kevin received his Bachelors in Commerce degree (majoring in Finance and Economics) from Saint Mary’s University of Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1998. He also completed his Certified Management Accountant designation in 2008.

  • Basic financial terms
  • why a budget is important
  • 5 tips for developing a budget.
  1. Grant Writing: 23th July 2020 by Karis Nsofor (Community Empowerment and Facilitation Specialist, EMCN)

Karis currently work at the Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers as the Community Empowerment and Facilitation Specialist. She graduated from The King’s University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Communications. Karis has worked for over 6 years primarily with African, Caribbean and Black youth and other ethno-cultural communities to build their capacities and support their access to resources, networks and opportunities.

Her areas of interest are grassroots community organizing, anti-racism and sustainable community development.

  • Summary of some grant programs available
  • Setting Yourself Up for Grant Success
  • Planning for Success
  • Language Use in the Grant Writing Process
  • Rules for Writing
  1. Website Development: 30th July 2020 by Edward Mondal (MBA)

Edward is the CEO of EMM Consultants Inc since 2013. He has a MBA in Accounting and Marketing from Southern Adventist University, Tennessee, USA. He has over 20 yrs of experience in industry and as a University academic in Indian, Bangladeshi and at the Mac Ewan University. He is also the Executive Director for the Canadian Museum of Bengali Civilization. He is passionate about small business development.

  • Importance of Website Development
  • Current Challenges faced by the organization
    • Website Templates
    • Consulting and Planning
    • Blog Design
    • Design and Development
    • Website Marketing
  • Budgeting
  • Implications (Financial and Management)
  • Technical Tools
    • Responsive
    • Dynamic
    • SEO
  • Review and Evaluation (Return on Investment)
  1. Social Media Marketing: 6th August 2020 by Edward Mondol (MBA)
  • Importance of Social Media
  • What is Social Media Marketing
    • Strategy
    • Branding
    • Technology
    • Experience Design
    • Digital Marketing
  • Financial Implications
  • Social Media Marketing Plan
  • Technical Tools
  • Evaluation

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