Updates from the field​


Updates from the field

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This page lists resources, reports, training events and sector updates relevant to immigrant and refugee mental health.

World refugee day infographic

Click here, to get a ‘by the numbers’ look at refugees internationally and in Canada.

To see events happening in your area, click here.

International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

This day, proclaimed by the UN General Assembly, stands for the total eradication of torture and the functioning of the Convention against torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading tretment or punishment. It is an opportunity to call on all stakeholders including UN Member States, civil society and individuals everywhere to unite in support of people around the world who have been victims of torture and those who are still tortured today.

To read more about this day, click here.


Presentation: Immigration status and risks, July 9th, 2019, hosted by Skills for Change. Register here.

Webinar: Access to medical services for migrant workers in BC, July 11th, 2019, hosted by AMSSA and the Migrant Worker Hub. Register here.

Symposium: Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) for Asian populations, August 14th, 2019, hosted by University Health Network. For registration and further inquiries, please contact: regina.hung@uhn.ca

Workshop: LGBT2SQ+ Newcomer awareness, August 16th, 2019, hosted with MANSO and the Rainbow Resource Centre. Register here.

Reports and resources

Videos: Immigrating and settling in Canada, developed by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. View videos here.

Report: Welcome home, developed by FCJ Refugee Centre and Maytree Foundation. Read more here.

Report: Refugee’ social housing, developed by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (Manitoba Office). Read more here.

Building a foundation for change: Canada’s anti-racism strategy 2019-2022, developed by the Department of Canadian Heritage. Read more here.

Report: Global trends: Forced displacement in 2018, developed by UNHCR. Read more here.

Toolkit: A future without gender-based violence: Building newcomers’ resilience through community education, developed by OCASI. View it here.

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