Mar 17 2022


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Lunch & Learn: COVID-19 and the Islamic Community in Edmonton

Join us in our series of free lunchtime talks about social issues and learn about diverse ways to help create a community in which all people are full and valued participants!

When: Thursday, March 17, 2022, @ 12 pm!
Where: Online via Zoom (register here to secure your spot)

Speaker: Asheika Sood, Volunteer for Edmonton Social Planning Council and Islamic Family and Social Services Association & Lena Awwad, Building Roots Programs Manager, Islamic Family & Social Services Association

Summary: When lockdowns began as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, Islamic Family and Social Services Association (IFSSA) partnered with the Edmonton Social Planning Council (ESPC) to deliver a survey on the needs of clients in the social services sector. In this Lunch and Learn event, we’ll learn more about the survey, its findings, lessons learned, and what it means for social service agencies. The results suggest that increasing mental health access for marginalized communities is crucial. It is also an important call to both agencies and funders to look to be more flexible and adaptive in their services.

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Mar 17 2022
  • Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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