REACH Edmonton

REACH training gears up for 2019

Every year, hundreds of Edmontonians join REACH Edmonton on a training journey to enhance their professional practices. Our training is accessible and provides knowledgeable, practical solutions for those working with vulnerable people and diverse populations.Continue Reading

2018 AGM focuses on youth leaders

Each and every one of us has the potential to be a leader within our community, and this year’s REACH AGM and Showcase Celebration will focus on the work being done to build leadership capacity among Edmonton’s youth through the Police and Youth Engagement Program (PYEP).Continue Reading

Public plays a vital role in Crisis Diversion

As the weather dipped to frigid temperatures over the past month, members of the public can help their vulnerable neighbours by calling 211 if they see a person who may need shelter form the cold. But many Edmontonians seem to have already gotten the message, as public calls to 211 have increased exponentially since 2015.Continue Reading

2017 Year in Review

We at REACH feel so very privileged to have so many amazing partners! 2017 has been another fantastic year! Our partners make our work so rewarding. As is our tradition at years end we take the time to reflect upon the year gone by.Continue Reading

Partners gather to discuss challenges, successes of Syrian summer camps

About 30 stakeholders attended a report back event on April 27 to look at the lessons learned from expanding summer programming for Syrian refugees in 2016. The event included partners who accessed $250,000 from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and aimed to inform continuous improvement while exploring what difference the programs made in the lives of refugee families.Continue Reading

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