Cancelled: Supporting Your Muslim Clients (Mar. 25)

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Green & Gold Room (Multipurpose Room 6)

Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre

11000 Stadium Road Northwest

Edmonton, Alberta T5H4E2

Canada

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This session has been cancelled and will be postponed.


This workshop aims to provide frontline workers, health care providers, counsellors, chaplains, and other care providers with the essential knowledge of Islam and Muslims that will better enable them to provide culturally sensitive care to diverse Muslims. Areas of discussion will include an overview of Islam and Muslims with an emphasis on Edmonton's Muslim demographics and contemporary issues affecting the community.

Participants will:

  • Gain a better understanding of Islamic cultures and values

  • Learn about Muslim demographics and current social issues in Edmonton

  • Learn about the most highly-recommended approaches for the care of Muslim clients through instructor's first-hand experience and published research

  • Develop cultural competencies through guided lessons, cases studies, and group discussions

Although the seminar is specifically focused on working with Muslim clients, the competencies developed through the workshop will also better enable the attendee to extend their cultural awareness capacity when working with any multi-cultural and multi-faith setting.


*Light morning refreshments, coffee/tea included.


About the Facilitator:

Ibrahim J. Long, MA, GCIC, is a professional chaplain and educator with over 10 years of experience supporting diverse individuals and families in educational, healthcare, community-based, and correctional institutions. He has published research on the care of Muslim clients and Muslim chaplaincy and has received recognition for his professional and community work. Ibrahim specializes in the study and practice of Muslim chaplaincy, Islamic education, and Christian-Muslim relations. Presently, Ibrahim serves as an educator and Muslim chaplain for Edmonton Islamic Academy as well as a clinical chaplain for the Royal Alexandra and University of Alberta hospitals.


Participant Feedback:

“I did not have a good understanding of Islamic beliefs or Muslim practices previously. Now I feel I have that base knowledge.”

“It was a beautiful opportunity for this conversation in Edmonton.”



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Green & Gold Room (Multipurpose Room 6)

Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre

11000 Stadium Road Northwest

Edmonton, Alberta T5H4E2

Canada

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Refund Policy

No Refunds

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