Strengthening Today; Building Tomorrow Conference on January 28 and 29th, 2016

Yvonne Chiu

Yvonne Chiu

Biography

Yvonne Chiu is one of the founding members of the Multicultural Health Brokers Co-op in Edmonton. The MCHB Co-op is an award-winning and unique immigrant/refugee workers-led co-operative established to address health and social issues experienced by immigrant & refugee families. As a member of the MCHB Co-op, Yvonne has spent the past two decades exploring a variety of participatory processes to engage immigrants/refugees families in making visible their struggles & aspirations for the purpose of community actions and social change. It included research and knowledge mobilization in areas such as: bi-cultural parenting, refugee youth issues, immigrant and refugee mental health, family violence, housing and food insecurity within the context of chronic poverty with immigrant & refugee communities. She has also supported the articulation and broader understanding within different sectors regarding the “cultural brokering” practice as an evidence-base practice as it relates to immigrant, refugee and other newcomer communities. Prior to this, Yvonne had worked as a Settlement Counsellor in Edmonton’s Chinatown, a Social Development Officer at the Alberta Multiculturalism Commission, and a Health Promotion Practitioner with the former Edmonton Board of Health (the local Public Health Department).

All sessions by Yvonne Chiu

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