Lead the Way
Muslim Social Services Community Leadership Training
Muslim Social Services is providing a leadership training opportunity for community leaders. The goal of this training is to allow leaders within the community to act as the mediator between newcomer community members and service providers. We want the trainees to enhance their knowledge of issues pertaining to the mental health care system and health services, and relay this information to the newcomer communities in the area. This will in turn build the capacity of ethnic communities, and bridge any existing gaps between newcomer populations and services available to them.
The project aims to build stronger and more resilient communities that are well informed of available services and are not afraid to seek help. The knowledge and authentic interactions through our leaders will help enhance relationships and networks among the refugee and newcomer Kitchener – Waterloo communities.