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

What would you  do with $3,000?

Up to $30,000* is available to fund SFU students who want to work with community partners to create meaningful impact.

Maybe you’re working on an existing idea for a class you’re taking, through a student club, or through another organization. Or maybe you just have an amazing idea that keeps you up at night.... Whatever it is, we want to hear from you!

Start the process now by registering today and then submitting your idea before November 24 – all you need is your passion and an idea. 

* Award amounts subject to change