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What is the Refugee Mental Health Project?

Refugee Mental Health Project cardThe Refugee Mental Health Project aims to build settlement, social and health service providers' knowledge and skills regarding refugee mental health and promote inter-sector and inter-professional collaboration. We hope this initiative will help contribute to an informed, sustainable network of service provision.

This project includes:

This online training is free for Ontario service providers thanks to funding from the Ontario Region branch of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. Professionals from all provinces and territories are welcome to participate for a standard fee.

Watch Dr. Kwame McKenzie's introduction on the course:

The Refugee Mental Health Project was the recipient of the 2013-14 Fred Fallis Award  in distance education.

The course is accredited by the Office of Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto.

Participants are eligible for a Letter of Completion. The course has been approved for the College of Family Physicians of Canada Mainpro+ credits and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Section 1 credits.



Upcoming Courses


Jan. 11 - Feb. 21, 2017

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Project Updates

Upcoming webinars: Register now

Oct 12: What constitues treatment? Re-thinking mental health practices for refugees

Oct 19: Supporting victims of trauma: Language instruction and recovery.

Our online course is national! Register here.

Event videos available: Refugee Mental Health Symposium 2016 

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Related resource: Supporting the Mental Health of Refugees to Canada - Mental Health Commission of Canada Backgrounder

Praise for the Project

2013-14 Fred Fallis Award for Excellence and Innovation in Distance Education

The Refugee Mental Health Project in the Toronto Star

Project Team

  • Dr. Branka Agic, Project Lead
  • Dr. Kwame McKenzie, Project Lead

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