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Think Tank on Racialized Populations and Mental Health Court Diversion
Monday, January 7, 10 am to 4 pm. 
Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, Toronto

The objectives of the think tank are to hear from racialized individuals with mental health and addictions issues who have interacted with the justice system; discuss why and why the criminal justice system should collect standardized data; find strategies and develop recommendations to improve the wellbeing of racialized individuals who are moving through the criminal justice system. Keynote speakers: Dawnmarie Harriott, Dr. Akwasi Owusu-Bempah. Participants to also requested to review the CoI's backgrounder document prior to attending the Think Tank. 
 

Every Woman Matters!
HEIA Webinar Wednesday, January 30th
, noon to 12:30 pm. 
Learning objectives: Determine optimal service provision, quality of care and access to mental health services in relation to determinants of health for racialized, immigrant, refugee women; Explore a more effective and holistic model of mental health service delivery for racialized, immigrant, refugee women. With Notisha Massaquoi of Women’s Health in Women’s Hands Community Health Centre.


Minding the Gap: A Conversation on Mental Health & Stigma
January 30, 7 pm., Ismaili Centre, Toronto Social Hall

Join a conversation on mental health, the impact of stigma, and how we can all take action to reduce the stigma. This event is the first of a three-part series on mental health to be held at the Ismaili Centre, Toronto in 2019. Presenters: Tammie Sutherland, Reporter for CityNews and Breakfast Television; Shayan Yazdanpanah, Student and Jack Talks speaker with Jack.org; and Dr. Gursharan Virdee, Psychologist and Researcher, CAMH. 
 

ECHO Ontario Trans and Gender Diverse Healthcare – Supporting clients with medical and surgical transition
Videoconferencing Wednesday mornings starting spring 2019 
Are you a member of a primary healthcare team (physician, nurse practitioner, psychologist, social worker or registered nurse)? Are you working with clients who have transition-related goals, including hormone replacement therapy and gender-affirming surgeries? Do you want to connect with and learn from other healthcare providers who are also doing this work? If so, please join this ECHO which aims to provide a trans-affirming space for healthcare providers to learn from one another about medical transition with a focus on supporting clients towards gender-affirming surgeries.