Refugee Mental Health Project


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The Refugee Mental Health Project


This project aims to build settlement, social and health service providers' knowledge and skills regarding refugee mental health and to promote inter-sector and inter-professional collaboration. 

Service providers across Canada can benefit from a range of web-based training, tools and resources, offered free of charge.  These resources include accredited online courses, monthly webinars, e-newsletters and an online Community of Practice with access to subject matter experts.

Recognizing the importance of supporting the mental health needs of the over 35,000 Syrian refugees who have resettled across Canada since November, 2015, the project currently offers the course Refugee Mental Health: Focus on Syrian Refugees; read more.

This project is funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).


Upcoming courses


Refugee Mental Health: Focus on Syrian Refugees 

Session: February 22 - March 21, 2017

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Upcoming webinars


Helping Syrian refugee children cope: providing psycho-educational support

Ghayda Hassan, PhD, psychologist and professor, Université du Québec à Montréal  (UQAM)

Feb. 27, 2017, 12:00 - 1:00 PM EST

Vulnerable sector settlement services: Best practices promoting resilience with Syrian refugee children & youth 

Kathryn Khan, B.Ed., manager of Child and Youth Settlement, YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth

Fadi Hamdan, BSc., youth outreach coordinator, YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth

Mar. 22, 2017, 12:00 - 1:00 pm EST

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Latest News


Resilience, Trauma and Healing: Working with war affected refugees, families and communities, Manitoba association of newcomer serving organizations, March 3, 2017.

Workshop: Trauma – Strategies for Resolving the Impact of Post-Traumatic Stress, Feb 23-Feb 24, 2017; Saskatoon, SK & Winnipeg, MB, presented by the Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute

Report: What Does it Take to House a Syrian Refugee? Supporting Refugee Housing and Resettlement Beyond the Syrian Refugee Crisis, developed by the Manitoba Office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

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