The Refugee Mental Health courses and related activities were developed through the collaborative efforts of many people.

Our team

The Refugee Mental Health Project is coordinated from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, Ontario. The project staff are listed below.

Project leads:

  • Dr. Kwame McKenzie, Medical Director, CAMH
  • Dr. Branka Agic, Manager, Health Equity, CAMH

Project team:

Inter-professional project advisory committee 

We acknowledge the members of our national advisory committee who have been involved in this project since its inception. These individuals represent the project's target audience and ensure regional and sector relevance. 

Project contributors

The project's contributors and advisory committee members include representatives from a range of settlement and health care agencies. We thank our subject matter experts and the national interprofessional project advisory committee for dedicating their time and expertise in guiding the development of course content and for providing continued support to the course and Community of Practice. See our:

We also thank the CAMH Education Services staff for their continued support.

We are grateful for funding from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada for the development and operation of this project. 

We thank the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) for having funded course enrolment for a number of service providers across Canada. 

Content experts 

We would like to thank the professionals below for contributing their expertise in guiding and developing course content.

Elizabeth Abraham, Manager, Interpretation and Translation Services, University Health Network

Dr. Lisa Andermann, Staff Psychiatrist, Mount Sinai Hospital; Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Toronto

Dr. Kenneth Fung, Staff Psychiatristy and Clinical Director of the Asian Initiative in Mental Health Program, Toronto Western Hospital

Dr. Yuliya Knyahnytska, Research Analyst, Clinical Research Department, CAMH

Dr. Ted Lo, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Toronto

Dr. Clare Pain, Director, Psychological Trauma Program, Mount Sinai Hospital; Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Toronto

Dr. Samuel Noh, Senior Scientist, Social and Epidemiological Research, CAMH

Dr. Laura Simich, Director of Research, Centre for Immigration and Justice, Vera Institute

Dr. Priya Watson, Psychiatrist, Child, Youth and Family Program, CAMH

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Our team

Subject matter experts 

Interprofessional project advisory committee