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Bow Valley Mental Health Participatory Action Research (PAR) Project

The Bow Valley is a diverse community, with Banff being a hotspot for recent immigration and over 30% of their population was born outside of Canada. To ensure that diverse cultures are represented, Bow Valley has created a multicultural Participatory Action Research Team to develop projects and culturally appropriate resources that build a mentally healthy community for all its members. By intentionally seeking out and including often marginalized voices rather than relying on service providers, the Bow Valley community is valuing the expertise of its community members about what feels helpful and supportive.