In 2016 the Edmonton Heritage Council worked with MFRS's sister organization, the Multicultural Health Brokers Co-operative, to bring together seven invisible communities of Edmonton, including the Bhutanese, Cambodian, Eritrean, Iraqi, Kurdish, Sierra Leone, and Sudanese. These communities gathered monthly to engage in a journey on narrative growth through sharing various elements of their lives from home, learning, medicine, to artistic expression, justice and migration. Leaders from these communities desired an opportunity to exchange these stories and experiences with fellow Canadians.
With funding from the Government of Canada's Canada 150 fund, the communities crafted an exhibit of 'living rooms' to share life and stories and explore Edmonton’s diversity through universal themes of humanity.
Read more about the project's community animators on the Edmonton Heritage Council's website here.
See the Edmonton Living Rooms exhibit at the following locations and dates:
Prince of Wales Armouries, August 22nd-August 31st
The Muttart Conservatory, September 2nd – September 7th
Prince of Wales Armouries, September 8th – October 2nd
Edmonton Federal Building, Alberta Legislature October 3rd – 19th