THRIVING Families Programs

Multicultural Family Resource Society

Offers in-person and online parent-child programs in different languages in a variety of ethnocultural communities.

Service offers:

  • parenting groups in multiple ethnocultural communities across Edmonton to enhance the well-being of immigrant and refugee families as they adapt and integrate into Canadian culture

Communities include:

  • Chinese
  • Chinese with special needs children
  • Eritrean / Ethiopian
  • Eritrean / Ethiopian with special needs children
  • Eastern European
  • French speaking Africans
  • Karen
  • Filipino
  • Oromo
  • Oromo with special needs children
  • Somali
  • Sudanese
  • Vietnamese
  • and others

Activities and topics differ depending on the needs of the parents, and may include:

  • special topic discussions and presentations in the areas that parents are interested in (such as health, schooling, stress management, nutrition, gender concerns, adapting to life in Canada, and parenting in 2 cultures)
  • children's activities
  • community resources announcements
  • healthy snacks or lunch
  • socialization and networking
  • sharing of cultural and practical knowledge, skills, and resources
  • cultural celebrations
  • special events
  • field trips
  • Rhymes That Bind - learn English and keep heritage through songs

Affiliation: Partnered with Multicultural Health Brokers Co-op.
Key Provider: facilitators, guest speakers, volunteers
Yes, Service targeted to:
  • immigrant and refugee caregivers / parents
  • and their children
Application Process
Service Access: Registration Required, To access service:
  • visit website or contact for more information, including dates and times
Most programs have resumed in-person programming, supplemented by virtual sessions.
Referral Process: No

Waiting Period: No,
Web Site
Amharic; Arabic; Cantonese; Chinese; English; Filipino; French; Mandarin; Oromo; Romanian; Russian; Somali; Sudanese; Tagalog; Tigrignia; Ukrainian; Vietnamese - Programming may be available in other languages.
Fee: No

Fee Reduction: No

Membership Fee: Yes,

One-time lifetime membership fee of $1.00

Wheelchair access: N/A -
Other disabled access: N/A -
Agency Information
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Last Verified On
June 28, 2023
Hours of Operation

Program hours vary.