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The Refugee Mental Health Online Courses

Focus on Syrian Refugees

Get involved in Refugee Mental Health Project activities by enrolling in our online training. You can take the course best suited to your role: there is course for settlement and social service providers and a course for health care professionals. 

There are two online courses available; a stream each for :

Registration is free for Canadian service providers, due to grant funding from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).  

What you’ll do

  • Work through online course modules at your own pace
  • Have access to our panel of subject matter experts
  • Exchange information and network with other service providers across Canada.

What you’ll get

  • Accredited course held under the auspices of Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
  • Content pages, based on evidence and best practices
  • Interactive learning activities, like cases studies, quizzes and self-reflections
  • 35+ videos featuring experts in the field
  • Discussion forum access to converse with experts and other participants
  • Links and resources to support your work.
  • Online access 24 hours, 7 days per week so you can learn at your own pace.

Watch Dr. Kwame McKenzie's introduction on the course



Why take the course Refugee Mental Health: Focus on Syrian Refugees?

Over 40,000 Syrian refugees have resettled in Canada since November 2015. As mental health has been identified as a significant issue among these refugees, this course aims to assist you in your work to promote, treat and support the mental health of refugee populations with a specific focus on Syrian refugees.

Join the over 5,700 service providers who have taken part in the Refugee Mental Health Project’s training since 2012. As alumni, you’ll be part of a virtual community of practitioners exchanging knowledge on how to best support refugee clients.



Upcoming courses


Registration is now closed. If you are currently enrolled in an offering of the Refugee Mental Health Project, you may visit the "Course for settlement and social services providers" or "Course for health care professionals" for more information. Or visit the FAQs page for all other inquiries.


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Course for Health Care Professionals

Course for Settlement and Social Service Providers

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)