In honor of World Refugee Day on June 20, 2017, we’d like to share an art piece created from a 16 year old female’s passion for learning more about the experience of a refugee.
Below are the words of this artist explaining what inspired this beautiful piece of work:
“The refugee crisis is the story of our time. How we are dealing with it is defining who we are. I can’t not deal with it in my work. To create is to be curious, engaged, awake, and in earnest dialogue with the unknown. And truly, it is through dance that I have the best hope of honoring a subject I care so deeply about” –Crystal Pite
Christian Monks has been a valued member of the Cameray team since 2008. He is both a Registered Clinical Counsellor and Registered Art Therapist, and he brings his engaging personality and his skills in Mindfulness, EMDR, AEDP, and Art Therapy to his work as a Child and Family Counsellor in the Counselling Program. He has also specialized in working with children under 12 with sexually intrusive behaviours in our SHIP program, and has consulted with the community on this issue. We are excited to announce that Christian will now be providing clinical supervision and program coordination and management, alongside Michele Holding, as our Counselling Program expands. We will miss him greatly on the front line, but are so happy to benefit from his skills in this new role!
CLICK HERE for a pdf version of this handout
Cameray’s Refugee Trauma Support Program
CLICK HERE to check out this great article in the National Observer highlighting Cameray’s wonderful collaborative work with the New Westminster School District and United Way of the Lower Mainland in providing the Refugee Trauma Support Program. Congratulations to Cameray’s Tracey Rusnak, Farah Dawood and Michele Holding for helping this program come into fruition and for helping so many refugee families in our community.
Let’s Cook Together
Come and join us once a week for 6 sessions at Lochdale Community School, starting Tuesday, May 16th to June 18th, 2017, from 9:15am to 12:15pm.
Address: 6990 Aubrey Street, Burnaby. Childcare is available.
To register: email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 604-764-1358
These kitchens are funded by Canadian Diabetes Association
Join us at the Healthy Kids Preschool Fair on Thursday, June 8, 2017 from 9:30am – 12:00pm at the Bonsor Recreation Complex
PARENT – CHILD FAMILY LITERACY CIRCLE And Parent Question and Answer Session from April 20, 2017 to June 22, 2017. Click here for more information
Raising Children with Character: A parent’s guide to raising courageous, generous and responsible children from April 21, 2017 to May 26, 2017. Click here for more information.