Multicultural Family Resource Society

Ethnocultural Parent / Child Programs

Offers 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
  • 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

Some programs have temporarily become online programs via Zoom cloud meetings. All in-person programs have ceased operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Affiliation: Partnered with ASSIST Community Services Centre, Centre for Family Literacy, and Multicultural Health Brokers Co-op.Key Provider: facilitators, volunteers
Yes, Service targeted to:
  • immigrant and refugee caregivers / parents
  • and their children
Application Process
Service Access: Registration Required, To access service:
  • contact for more information, including dates and times
  • call to confirm which programs are meeting online during the COVID-19 pandemic
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all in-person programs have ceased operations. Some sessions or field trips may meet outdoors during summer.Referral Process: No

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

One-time membership fee of $1.00

Wheelchair access: N/A - Other disabled access: N/A -
Legal Status
Registered Charity / Foundation
Last Updated On
January 12, 2017