Supporting Your Muslim Clients (July 23, 2019)

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Supporting Your Muslim Clients (July 23, 2019)

By REACH Edmonton

When and where

Date and time

Tue, Jul 23, 2019 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM MDT


Green & Gold Room (Multipurpose Room 6) Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre 11000 Stadium Road Northwest Edmonton, Alberta T5H4E2 Canada


This workshop aims to provide frontline workers, 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 and cases studies

Although the seminar is specifically focused on the care of Muslim clients, the competencies developed through the course will also better enable the attendee to work within any multi-cultural and multi-faith setting.

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.

Notice to Registered Social Workers: REACH workshops are eligible for Category A credits with the Alberta College of Social Workers if they align with your personal learning goals for the year and you submit a Category A Summary Form in your personal portfolio.

Coffee/Tea and light snacks will be provided.

Cost: $35 (REACH Member), $45 (non-REACH Member)

If the financial cost of this event is an obstacle to your accessibility, please contact us at and we can discuss options to lower this barrier.

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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About the organizer

Organized by
REACH Edmonton

REACH is Edmonton's Council for Safe Communities. We are a backbone, community-based organization working to mobilize and coordinate organizations, community groups and Edmontonians to find innovative solutions to prevention and community safety.

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