Talking Trekkers

Team members: Naima Osman (SFU), Tsion Gebremedhen (SFU)

Refugee womxn* are found to be at greater risk for social isolation and many suffer from the layered discriminatory affects of their gender, race, and religion in Canadian society. Establishing a new home here is not only limited to finding a house, a school, a job. Making a place a home is also about creating community and feeling like you belong. The goal of this project is to provide a safer and welcoming space for newly arrived refugee womxn to engage with each other, and other womxn in the greater Vancouver area. We want to center a holistic wellness approach that will merge the benefits of mental health and physical activity. 

Community partners:

Project Love Run (PLR)


*‘Womxn’ used to allow for more inclusive definition of women
2020-21 Grand Prize Award + Burnaby Festival of Learning Award winner

Hey, students  – Doyou have an idea to ignite change?

Get funded to work together with your community to bring that idea to life? Amazing things happen when people come together (especially when you win up to $3,000* to work with)!

Register today – all you need is your name and a brief description of your idea.


* Award amounts subject to change