MFRS was founded in 2005 out of the aspirations of parents from numerous ethnocultural communities that identified the need for group programs to assist with integration in to Canadian culture which were culturally responsive and linguistically specific. 

From the early days until today, MFRS programs for parents and youth are participant driven wherein participants provide the foundation for the topics presented in groups versus using a prescribed curriculum.  

MFRS started with 30 participants in 2005, and, in eleven years with the support of funders such as the City of Edmonton Family and Community Support Services, Edmonton Community Foundation, and Edmonton Community Adult Learning Association, we serve around 25,000 immigrant and refugee families per year.