Healthy Muslim Families and Community


To meet the basic physical and emotional needs of the community within an Islamic context.

Sister’s Circle: Girls After-School Program

A culturally competent violence prevention program for teen girls

The Sister’s Circle Program is a safe place for immigrant and non immigrant teen girls to meet and discuss issues of importance to them. Healthy relationships, peer violence, identity, self-esteem and self-image are some of the important topics that the girls discuss in a facilitated group setting. Cultural competence, Guest speakers, activities and healthy snacks further enhance the program.

We are aiming to eradicate violence by preventing it through early intervention and education.

The program is currently offered at Edith Rogers Junior High School on Mondays when school is in operation. Special programming will be planned for Spring and Summer breaks. For more information please contact the Program Director at 780-462-0772.

Participant testimonials

“Before starting the group, I didn’t know about abusive relationships or how to treat my body with respect. Now I know what is healthy for me, I know how to tell if you are in an abusive relationship. Sister’s Circle is very inspiring for me and I am happy I joined. I wish there was more programs like this and I love the staff.” – Grade 8 student

“I feel very good because I learn lots of new things in Sister’s Circle. I also feel like a strong girl now. I learn about bullying and peer pressure and my health. I learn about myself and I like that we get to do lots of presentation. I am proud to be in Sister’s Circle. I love to be in Sister’s Circle.” – Grade 8 student

“I feel really good because I learn things and I feel really stronger. They gave us lots of tools to be healthy and stand up for ourselves” – Grade 8 student

The Sister’s Circle After-School Program is made possible through funding from the Canadian Woman’s Foundation.


Produced by Sister’s Circle Participants:
Edith Rogers, Jr. High School, 2014