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Our Partners

MFRS provides holistic support to immigrants and refugees settling in Edmonton. We use a strength-based case management model that can help in many areas such as housing security, accessing income support, family connections, and education.   

“It has made adjusting to living in a new country easier, especially because we have no family here.
We love the new friends we have made in the community; it feels like home.” - MFRS Program Participant 

​Program Partners

  • Alberta Health Services

  • Action For Healthy Communities

  • Alberta Immigrant Women & Children Centre

  • ASSIST Community Services

  • Catholic Social Services

  • City of Edmonton

  • Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations

  • Edmonton Intercultural Centre

  • Francophone Albertaine Plurielle (FRAP)

  • Islamic Family

  • Multicultural Health Brokers Cooperative Ltd.

  • Newcomer Centre

  • University of Alberta – Community University Partnership, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, Faculty of Nursing, School of Public Health

Funding Partners

  • City of Edmonton


  • FCSS

  • Alberta Gaming, Liquor, and Cannabis Commission (AGLC)

  • Baher Family Fund at Edmonton Community Foundation

  • Edmonton Community Adult Learning Association (ECALA)

  • Edmonton Community Foundation

  • Government of Alberta – Culture, Multiculturalism, and Status of Women

  • Government of Canada – Canada Summer Jobs

  • Government of Canada – Immigration, Refugees, Citizenship Canada (IRCC)

  • Stollery Charitable Foundation

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Multicultural Health Brokers Cooperative

Multicultural Health Brokers Cooperative started as a Public Health Initiative for community outreach in 1994 with a small group of women.  It then registered as a workers' cooperative in 1998, supporting immigrant and refugee families.   


The Multicultural Family Resource Society (MFRS) evolved out of MCHB in 2005 as a complementary organization that would serve the same vision and
values but with its structure as a registered non-profit
and charitable orga


Working as sister organizations, MCHB and MFRS embrace a collaborative practice rooted in cultural brokering and aimed at an inclusive intercultural Edmonton. The two organizations' unique structures
and collaborative working relationships strengthen
each other's capacity to serve immigrant and refugee
families holistically. 

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