MISSION


AJFAS' main mission is to prevent crime agmongst Francophone immigrant youths and families, as well as to help them find a sens of belonging in the Albertan society and workplaces.

OBJECTIVES

 

  • Facilitate integration and socio-professional integration of youth and women of immigrant origin;
  • Promote intercultural exchanges and fight against racism;
  • Fight violence and prevent the risk of crime and incivility among youth;
  • Promote and protect the rights of women of immigrant origin in Canadian society;
  • Encourage the spirit of democracy, tolerance, self-esteem and respect among young people, parents and other community members;
  • Parents aware of their responsibilities in order to strengthen family ties. 

 

WE OFFER THE FOLLOWING SERVICES AND PROGRAMS

 

  • Informative workshops: Talk-occupation: Information Services offered to job seekers of immigrant origin;
  • Educational Workshop: Hear my thought: educational service offered to young people of immigrant origin in the Canadian legal system; educational system; intergenerational conflict; rights and obligations;
  • Forum 'F': Service workshop offered to women of immigrant origin on various topics;
  • Canada exchange program: Journeys to the national level;
  • Excursion across the province;
  • Interpretation and translation;
  • Guidance and references;
  • Information on the functioning of the labor market and employment;
  • Mediation;

 

Interactive caravan in schools: the new dynamics of the Caravan that goes into schools to understand the phenomenon of marginalization of newcomers while encouraging the inclusion of immigrant youth in social and institutional structures of society home. It also helps support the school system that has in its mission to bring the citizens of tomorrow to appreciate and respect the diversity of Canada.  Through this caravan, we realized that the institution should not be limited to learn how to behave in the community using the facility should continue on the premises of the school. Number of years as the main priority and providing support for the provision of the service establishment:

 

We are the first francophone organization that started working in partnership with the Ministry of Citizenship & Immigration Canada as part of the Adjustment Program and establishment (IAPE)


It is since 2000 that we began to consider as main priority the provision of settlement services. We have received funding from Citizenship & Immigration Canada in 2002 as part of the project and Youth Education for Citizenship (CICYE), followed in 2003 with the project Development of information tools for young Francophone immigrants, then in 2004 with the Project Give Visibility to the Francophone immigrant women in Alberta "Mutual towards integration".

In 2005 we launched the project of the Caravan of Tolerance. Finally, in 2006 up to date, we continue to work interactively with the Caravan in a new dynamic where interactive workshops continue in schools in partnership with the Alberta Francophone schools and French immersion in Alberta.

 

Information on customers and ethnic groups:


The Clients of AJFAS are composed of multiethnic members: men, women and youth from Francophone African countries and allophones including: the Democratic Republic of Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Togo, Senegal, Morocco, the Algeria, Madagascar, Angola, Rwanda, Mauritius, Haiti, Sierra Leone and Burundi, etc... All these members speak French and have each of the different national languages ​​of their countries, including among others: Lingala, Swahili, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Kikongo, Chiluba, Wolof, Arabic, Creole etc. ....

 

Our organization is a francophone who works for the harmonious integration of Francophone immigrant youth in Alberta. We also have the area of Women's Affairs within the organization that sets us apart from other agencies because we treat this sector through the component of domestic violence in ethnocultural background. We have developed expertise in the field of youth programs and for the business women, especially programs for youth and Francophone immigrant women such as:

  • Informative workshop: Talk-Occupation: Information Services offered to job seekers of immigrant origin;
  • Educational Workshop: Hear my thought: educational service offered to young people of immigrant origin in the Canadian legal system, education system, intergenerational conflict, rights and obligations;
  • Forum 'F': Service workshop offered to women of immigrant origin on various topics;
  • Canada exchange program: Journey to the national level;
  • Excursion across the province;
  • Caravan against discrimination in French schools and French immersion.

 

We can justify our programs and services are very useful and effective for the following reasons:

 

  • They strengthen the capacity of schools and help young people to respect each other by promoting Canada's cultural diversity;
  • They contribute to the integration of youth and Francophone immigrant women;
  • They contribute to the sensitization of community members in multicultural issues and help the community to be more inclusive;
  •  They contribute to increased sense of belonging and esteem of its customers, in respect, in particular, participation in community activities and school.