headshot-300x197Music therapist: Audrey-Anne             audrey@muslimsocialserviceskw.org

Audrey-Anne is a bilingual music therapist from Montréal, Québec. She obtained her Bachelor of Music Therapy from Acadia University in May 2015. After graduation, Audrey-Anne decided to start my Master’s of Music Therapy at Wilfrid Laurier University in order to further develop her own approach. She is inspired by both Community Music Therapy and Culture-Centered Music Therapy, two models that work towards building a stronger community where social integration is promoted. Her goal is to help develop programs that will help newcomers feel at home in a setting where their experiences and stories are accepted. Cultural awareness is key to Audrey-Anne’s practice of music therapy, always trying to include and learn new instruments, sounds and songs that are important to the people with whom she works.

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Community Engagement: Deepak Sapkota

I am Deepak Sapkota, a graduate student of Social Work (MSW, IFG Integrated) at Wilfrid Laurier University. My social location is South Asia and I am the one of many in Canada coming from different linguistic and cultural backgrounds. Currently, I am working in Muslim Social Services of KW as a volunteer (Community Engagement Worker).  I have an experience, worked as a principal in Bagmati Modern College (www.bmccpollege.edu.np), and my professional responsibilities included providing academic and administrative leadership in overall college programs.  My entire experience and professional acknowledgment in the field of teaching will assist me to contribute importantly, I believe, to the community in Canada. As a volunteer placement student, I am in the initial steps of social Work practice in Canada that I was not much exposed to in the past. However, I have an international experience as a community mediator, working with internally displaced vulnerable people of different age groups and families for their dispute management in different community mediation program in Nepal.