REACH Edmonton

AGM to highlight immigrant and refugee experiences

With policies affecting immigration and refugees in Canada making headlines over the past 18 months, REACH is using the 2017 Annual General Meeting and Showcase Celebration to focus on this issue through a local lens by taking a look at the challenges and successes arising from Edmonton's newcomer communities. Continue Reading

RIRI cultural navigator receives Inspiration Award

REACH Edmonton congratulates Corey Wyness, a Cultural Navigator with the REACH Immigrant and Refugee Initiative (RIRI), on receiving an Inspiration Award from the Government of Alberta. The award honours Albertans for their work in the areas of the prevention of family violence, sexual assault, child abuse and bullying.Continue Reading

REACH expands training in 2016

REACH Edmonton expanded access to critical, frontline training in 2016, with new sessions covering issues around trauma, PTSD and colonization. “We are offering this training so that service providers understand the issues surrounding trauma and how it continues to affect their clients’ lives,” said Lindsay Daniller, director of Community Initiatives and Development at REACH Edmonton.Continue Reading

REACH AGM to focus on reconciliation in Edmonton

REACH Edmonton’s sixth Annual General Meeting and Showcase Celebration will have a different focus this year, as REACH presents An Evening of Reconciliation: We Are All Called to Action, June 9 at Central Lions Seniors Recreation Centre (11113 - 113 Street). This year’s theme is reconciliation, building on the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC).Continue Reading

Summer programming gives immigrant families extra support

For many Edmonton families, summer months can be an opportunity or an obstacle, depending on the supports and programming available for school-age children. With the support of the Out of School Time (OST) Collaborative, a Somali community group is ensuring that many immigrant children have the chance to get ahead in school during the long summer days. Continue Reading

Justice placement helps teen turn it around

Layla became involved with REACH Edmonton through the Edmonton Youth Justice Committee Society (EYJCS) after committing a minor offense. Because she was a first-time offender, she was diverted to EYJCS where she attended a community panel rather than appearing in front of a judge in court. After hearing her story, the panel decided that completing community service and some other assignments would be an appropriate sanction.Continue Reading