Twinfest is an annual schedule of workshops, celebration and a festival with the collaboration of various community organisations and the creative arts in Alberta to address the mental, emotional and social well-being of multiple births families.
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OUSTANDING MULTIPLES AWARDS
MENTAL WELLBEING WORKSHOP & SYMPOSIUM FOR MULTIPLE BIRTH FAMILIES & SUPPORT WORKERS
An annual event that celebrates National Multiple Births Awareness day in Canada with various activities for families of multiples, twin clubs, their friends and the general public.
Awardees are nominated from Multiple Birth personalities (twin, triplets, quad, or quint, both young or old) or Multiple Birth Families who represent an inspiring account of positive social, cultural, scientific, and economic change in their community to celebrate National Multiple Births Awareness Day in Canada, May 28.
A program organised biannually to draw attention to and make tangible the impact of multiple births on the emotional, mental and social health of both parents and siblings in a way which cannot be manipulated to portray just (any) one viewpoint to help create more encompassing support networks and systems.’
This annual parade and festival celebrates the fascination of multiple births cultures from around the world and helps raise funds for research to explore better options, networks and solutions for the emotional, social and mental wellbeing of multiple birth families
LOCAL COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
AFRICAN DIASPORA NONPROFIT NETWORK
The ADNN collaborative group started with a vision meeting of African Diaspora non-profits representatives and community members spearheaded by Flora Trebi-Ollennu of the Trebi Kuma Ollennu Foundation for Community Development, October 2019. The non-profits who participated were Nile Valley Foundation, Sihle-sizwe Vineyard Organisation, Everyday Love Ministries, Efficiency Solutions, members of the Ivory Coast, Ghanaian, Trinidadian, and Cameroonian communities. The purpose was to investigate challenges of small to medium sized Africa Diaspora-led non-profits in Greater Edmonton. The articulated challenge was two-fold: underfunding and lack of collaboration. Therefore finding a common ground to address community issues by broadening understanding and awareness of the issues, fostering new partnerships, and collaboratively developing and implementing projects were identified as the way forward.
Also, the disproportionate impact of the Covid-19 pandemic created a collective awareness of the health and economic vulnerability of the African Diaspora Community. It also exposed the collective crisis of sustainability and effectiveness of African-Diaspora-led non-profits caught in systemic underfunding. The need for African Diaspora led organisations to come together in solidarity to transform their community became an urgency.
In response to this, TKOFCD registered the African Diaspora Non-profits in in 2021 as an official voice and hub to promote collaboration and build capacity needed to impact the community constructively.
The African Diaspora Non-Profit Network has since received funding from the City of Edmonton to undertake a research project: System Mapping of African Diaspora Non-profits to Promote Collaboration.
Register your non-profit organisation to access benefits. Connect with African Diaspora Nonprofit Network www.adnn-roda.org
AFRICA DIASPORA COVID-19 RESPONSE COALITION
The AFRICAN DIASPORA COVID-19 RESPONSE COALITION started with a vision meeting of African Diaspora non-profit representatives and community members in Edmonton in response to the Covid-19 crises in March 2020, which was spearheaded by Nii Koney of Nile Valley Foundation. TKOFCD was one of the key members.
Through the Covid-19 crises the Coalition delivered humanitarian aid to thousands of African Diaspora members in the community weekly as well mental wellbeing programs.
Read about it here.