This project is funded by Women and Gender Equality Canada (WAGE) to support a feminist response by understanding and addressing the barriers and challenges that prevent racialized immigrant girls from exploring STEM fields as potential careers. The goal of this STEM project is to increase awareness and retention of racialized Immigrant women in STEM degrees and occupations while addressing gender stereotypes. Action for Healthy Communities in partnership with Women in Scholarship, Engineering, Science, and Technology (WISEST) at the University of Alberta will look to identify the gaps and challenges faced by racialized immigrant women and consolidate this information to create strategies and interventions for families and youth to drive change and challenge standard beliefs and by expanding the social networks of underrepresented youth and facilitating discussions on the challenges women face in various sectors starting in Edmonton and expanding into new geographic locations across Alberta

Program contact:
Kevwe Dabor
Office: (780) 944-4687
Cell: (587) 341-9875