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Stride Self-Advocacy

In response to the increasing need for human rights advocacy in the community, over the past year and a half, the Alberta Somali Community Centre and John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights have come together to support community education and action through the Edmonton Coalition for Human Rights. Thanks to the support of the City of Edmonton, these two partners have launched a twelve month series of training in self advocacy related to the most pressing human rights issues in our community.

Every three weeks starting September 23, Stride Self Advocacy project will be hosting afternoon workshops on different areas of social support. 

“This initiative is important because it is easier to give people the tools to advocate for themselves rather than do the work for them every day. We seek to create a safe space where people can understand what supports they are entitled to, how to access them, and what to do in case they can not access.” Habiba Abdulle

Self-advocacy tip sheets will be developed from every workshop that will lay the foundations for future education work and will be made available for the community.

Alberta Works (TIP SHEET)  

Health and Mental Health (TIP SHEET)

Hate and Community Safety (TIP SHEET)

Tenant and Housing

Public Education Workshop

Session Dates:

  • January 20 - Understanding Discrimination
  • February 10 - Community Safety
  • March 10 - to be determined
  • March 31 - to be determined
  • April 21 - to be determined
  • May 12 - to be determined
  • June 2 - to be determined