We organise various events such as webinars, lectures, chats, workshops and discussion events.
Read more about our events on this page, and do not forget our activity calendar!
Let's Understand Workshops
Join our workshop to support children facing racism - Ensure your child's well-being!
Discover tools to empower your child when facing racism. Learn how to effectively support your child's well-being in situations where racism is present.
Date: Thursday, November 2nd
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Join this anti-racism workshop aimed at parents, conducted online. You can participate either online or in person, according to your preference.
Language: Primarily in English, but you can ask questions and share your experiences in Finnish as well!
Register now here
Help your child address these challenges and equip yourself with the necessary tools to combat racism.
MULTILINGUALISM IN SINGLE PARENT FAMILIES - YOu are enough peer discussion
When: Thursday 14.9 at 17.00-18.30
Where: at Familia, Lintulahdenkatu 10, 7th floor. 00500, Helsinki. The event can also be attended remotely.
Languages: The panel will be held in Finnish, but all are welcome to participate with questions and discussions in English as well.
Come along and discuss your own relationship with your child's other culture and language with experts and think about practical ways to support your child's language and identity development.
We will start with a small panel discussion where experts and experts by experience will discuss a parent's own relationship with their child's other culture and language and how to support the child's identity development in single-parent families. The panel will be followed by an opportunity for relaxed discussion over coffee.
At the end of the event, you will also get a sneak peek at our new online course, You are enough: multilingualism in single-parent families.
We will provide childcare and meals for children during the event.
+ Workshop Weekend Brunch
Back by popular demand join us on 16-17.9 from 11.00-13.00. Limited spaces available so secure your place as soon as possible!
The + Workshop is designed for intercultural couples to improve communication and understanding amongst each other. The goal of the workshop is that both partners realize how the other may feel and give them tools to help improve their communication.
Our main themes will focus on the process of learning Finnish/your partner's language, the process of integration and finding employment in Finland.
The workshop will take place in a safe, relaxing environment while enjoying some yummy snacks. It will be interactive with practical examples and exercises. You can sign up as a couple or individually to the workshop.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Allison Abdile
Everyday Puzzle! Bilingual participatory performance for babies and toddlers
Curious if your baby or toddler is into theater? Give a try to our bilingual participatory performance to celebrate Baby Day, in cooperation with @Q-teatteri
At this bilingual participatory performance, babies, toddlers and their parents are invited to take part and bring up experiences and observations regarding parenthood and everyday life with tiny human beings. The performance space is safe for babies and toddlers: they can crawl, walk around, and put things in their mouth safely. Siblings and older kids are also welcome.
Space is limited! Book your spot as soon as possible.
Where: Q-theatre, puoli-Q stage, Tunturikatu 16, Helsinki
Languages: Finnish and English
From understanding to connection - a relationship-strengthening online lecture series for intercultural couples
Would you like to get to know each other better or would you like to have a stronger connection between you?
The aim of the lectures is to deepen the understanding of intercultural couples about each other, their relationship, their ways of interacting and their emotional skills. In addition, the lectures provide practical examples, tips and tools for challenging situations in a relationship.
All themes are discussed especially from the perspective of intercultural relationship. The lectures are held in Finnish and English on consecutive evenings online and they are free of charge. You can attend lectures alone or together. You can get the most out of the lectures by attending all lectures, but it is also possible to attend one lecture. During lectures you can ask, discuss and share, but this is not mandatory.
The lecturer Tanja Del Angel, is Familia's family & couple activity planning officer, who has extensive experience of intercultural relationships through both work and personal experience.
Themes and schedule of lectures in English:
Theme 1. The dynamics of intercultural relationships
Thu 5.10. at 17.30–19.00
Theme 2. Expression of feelings and needs in intercultural relationship Thu 12.10. at 17.30–19.00
Theme 3. Interaction in an intercultural relationship
Thu 19.10. at 17.30–19.00
Theme 4. Conflicts in intercultural relationships and tools for resolving them Thu 26.10. at 17.30–19.00
Schedules for lectures in Finnish here
You will receive a link by email approx. a week before the lecture. Please note! The lectures will not be recorded.
Workshop day for divorced/separated parents saturday 7.10.
We welcome you to join us at our workshop day designed for parents who have gone through divorce. This workshop employs artistic methods to delve into experiences relating to divorce and parenting after divorce. Participation does not require previous expertise or participation in similar events.
10:00-15:00 – Registration and Welcome Coffee
10:15-10:30 – Overview of the program for the day & introductions
10:30-12:00 – Workshop part I.
12:00-13:00 – Lunch
13:00-15:30 – Workshop part II.
15:30-16:00 – Closing together
Place: Familia ry, Lintulahdenkatu 10, 7th floor.
Childcare will be provided for 10 children between ages 4-10 yrs. Please indicate if you require childcare when you register.
Participation fee is 10€/person. This fee will cover costs and materials for the workshop, along with refreshments. Participants are responsible for travel and accommodation expenses. Lunch, morning and afternoon coffees will be provided for.
Languages: Finnish with a possibility to translation in English and Spanish.
More information and registration
The workshop is organized jointly with Familia ry, Kaapatut Lapset ry and Ensi- ja Turvakotien liitto (ETKL) Ero lapsiperheessä-työ.
Duo Families 1-2-3 webinar series
In the Duo Families 1-2-3 webinars, specialists and experts by experience present a variety of themes related to the wellbeing of intercultural families with children.
The webinar series continues again in November with new interesting topics.
Schedule of the webinars in November 2023:
The themes of the webinars in the past have been identity and language development of intercultural children, intercultural grand parenthood, divorce in intercultural families with children, growth and development of a child, and temperament. The webinar series has been held four times.
If you have an idea or theme to be discussed in the webinar series, please contact us!
Too many options, can´t decide what to do? Let us help you figure out what is just right for you with your CV and job application related questions.
Join our CV club every alternate Monday from 14.00 -16.00 and / or Thursday from 10.00 - 12.00.
Limited 30 min slots available so make your 1 on 1 booking today. We can meet either online or in person. Consultations are in English with easy Finnish if needed.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Planning Officer, Allison Abdile
BILINGUAL LABs - PEER WORKSHOP FOR PARENTS OF BILINGUAL CHILDREN
Bilingual Labs are peer workshops for intercultural parents where you will discuss multilingualism and raising multiingual children. We organise the workshop three times a year.
The workshops are meant for parents of under school age multilingual children. In the workshop you will get to know about some research about multilingualism and also share your own experiences with others.
ONLINE LECTURES (IN ENGLISH)
- Being the multicultural child in school - limits and possibilities (Ida Hummelstedt-Djedou)
- Childbirth in Finland (Marjaana Siivola)
- Cultural balance, when baby makes three cultures (Therese Bogan)
- Making family bilingualism work in real life (Annika Bourgogne)
- Mobile, multicultural children growing up between countries and cultures “It is not about traveling – it’s about life” (Saija Benjamin)
- Multilingualism and identity - raising multilinguals (Valisa Krairiksh Sinervo)
- Stress in Expatriate Spouses and Its Reduction (Kateřina Mononen)
- The joy and blight of being different (Helka Silventoinen)
ONLINE LECTURES (IN FINNISH)
- Perheiden voimavarat (Saija Benjamin)
- Duo puheenvuoro: Vanhemmuutta yli kulttuurirajojen (Emine Ehrström)
- Duo puheenvuoro: Suomalaisena äitinä ulkomailla, puolison kotimaassa (Helena Liikanen-Renger)
- Etämummon kokemuksia (Brita Jokinen-Morris)
- Kahden kulttuurin perheessä kasvanut. Lapsen ja nuoren kasvu ja kipuilut. (Jaana Anglé)
- Kahden vakaumuksen parisuhde ja vanhemmuus (Minna Taipale)
- Kaksin kielin kahden kulttuurin perheessä (Annika Bourgogne)
- Kasvaminen kahden kulttuurin välissä (Cátia Suomalainen Pedrosa)
Familia's activity calendar shows what's going on in Familia and when.
Click the activity name in the calendar to learn more about the event.
If you would like to ask more about an event in the activity calendar, you can contact Familia via contact form or by contacting Familia's office by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to our activities!