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Taking Action in Vancouver: The Adler School’s Community Action Day 2014

Social Justice_280x280This Tuesday, Adler School faculty, staff, students, and alumni in Vancouver will fan out throughout the city, partnering with community organizations for our 2014 Community Action Day.

The collaborative day is a dedicated day of action focused on community engagement and social change.At the Adler School, our graduate students in psychology and counselling are trained to lead social change for improved health outcomes, applying methods of psychological service that affect social policies and solve social problems.  Our Community Service Practicum has been recognized as a best practice, through which our students work with community organizations on projects that systemically improve community mental health over the long term.

Here are the organizations we will be proud to be working with on Tuesday:

  1. Aboriginal Mothers Centre Society in Vancouver, which supports Aboriginal mothers through housing provision, advocacy, ongoing support, and job skill development.
  2. Atira, Enterprising Women Making Art in Vancouver, working with women during a sewing workshop and skill-sharing.
  3. Britannia Community Centre, participating in a PhotoVoice project with the centre’s 55+ Seniors Program and the Lion’s Den Adult Day Care Centre on Commercial Drive.
  4. Mood Disorders Association of British Columbia. in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery leading a PhotoVoice project to “Stomp the Mental Health Stigma”–empowering those with mood disorders and raising understanding with the public.
  5. MOSAIC Immigrant Settlement Services, facilitating a workshop for senior immigrants on healthy living and stress management, and providing individual and group consultation.
  6. The Multiple Sclerosis Society of BC, examining resiliency and mindfulness as sources of empowerment, as well as tools for coping with the impacts of MS.

Share your photos and updates throughout the day, hashtag #AdlerCommunityAction.