WORKING AS COMMUNITY ANIMATOR
The Edmonton Multicultural Coalition is a not-for-profit society of culturally and linguistically diverse communities in Edmonton, Alberta. We work with community leaders, the voluntary sector and public institutions to ensure that individuals and ethno-cultural community organizations have equitable access to resources and opportunities to facilitate integration into their new homeland and improve their quality of life. The ongoing objectives are to:
- Enable ethnic minorities to generate collective knowledge about health issues and recognize the policy implications of these issues;
- Create opportunities for institutional/sector partners to build their "participatory capacity";
- Foster organizational skills of ethno-cultural organizations to act in their own interest and become agents of policy change and;
- Establish an alliance of organizational and community partners across various platforms committed to the development of ethno-cultural communities.