ACE RESILIENCE PROGRAM -ARP
ACE RESILIENCE, aims to create multicultural and intergenerational healing environments facilitated by health and wellness professionals for the most impacted immigrant families. According to a Health Canada report, isolation has disconnected and broken many families. This program will offer discovery trips, fulfilling retreats among the many adapted sites in Alberta.
The mental health issues related to covid that we identified were
Depression: some community members have experienced bouts of depression and low mood due to limited or prolonged lack of social interaction
Isolation: some community members have lost their jobs as a result of COVID-19. There was a tendency to self-isolation, a decline in self-esteem and a lack of motivation.
Single mothers were particularly affected by mental health problems during covid
Regarding the above-mentioned concerns that we identified among the community, we set ourselves the goal to prevent longer-term mental health illnesses, including those associated with COVID-19 related traumatic experiences.
Here is the upcoming ARP’S agenda (depending on funding)
Our agenda and tentative dates to save:
Self-care group (sharing group): Monthly activity to encourage individuals to open up and share their challenges.
Meets monthly (schedule details to be determined). Speakers to be determined
Awareness workshop on the causes and consequences of mental health problems in the family
February 10-11, 2024
Visit to community members who are sick, isolated, and in distress.
Date March 9-10, 2024
Fashion show, gastronomic evening.
Cameroonian Women's Day
Creation of a (permanent) help line to communicate with community members.
December 28, 2024
Theme: New Year in KABA - Recovering our mental balance after a challenging year and preparing for the new one. Community Day: "Living a mentally healthy winter."