Multicultural Family Resource Society (MFRS) is a non-profit committed to improving the well-being of immigrant and refugee children, youth, and families. We believe in:

  • Family-driven and participatory programming

  • Equitable access to opportunities, programs, and resources for immigrant and refugee families, and

  • Ongoing reflection and evaluation to ensure our programs make a difference for families and communities.

Since 2005, Multicultural Family Resource Society has worked alongside its sister organization, the Multicultural Health Brokers, to build an intercultural community of support. MFRS was created by and for immigrant and refugee families who dared to dream of an inclusive, intercultural, and equitable Edmonton for their children.

OUR VISION

Immigrant and refugee families are empowered and strengthened by knowledge, skills, and connections to achieve ultimate health and overall wellbeing.

Our Mission

To support immigrant and refugee families to thrive through culturally responsive and participant driven programs and services that reduce social isolation, enhance knowledge and skills, and increase access to community supports and intercultural opportunities, thereby encouraging health and wellbeing, reducing poverty, and empowering families to confidently walk in multiple cultures.


Our programs provide a place for participants to belong, to voice their concerns and share hopes and dreams. It is a place where they can feel safe and connected when they have no or limited English language skills and have cultural barriers to overcome; they can get information and resources, learn new knowledge and skills, and share their experiences and challenges with others who are supportive and will seek solutions together.
— June Kon, Parent-Child Program Coordinator

RECENT ACHIEVEMENTS

  • MFRS responded to the arrival of 1795 Syrian refugees that arrived in Edmonton by providing holistic family cultural brokering support at our new Satellite Family Support Office

  • The tenth annual Multicultural Celebration event had 700+ participants representing over 21 languages

  • Support for over 20 festive celebrations that provided a meal and community networking for over 2500 newcomers

  • Established new culturally responsive strategies to open up the conversation around sexual health & violence in ethnocultural communities

  • Enhanced programming to better respond to growing participation