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.

COVID-19 Resources

Mental well-being

Understandably, the COVID-19 pandemic can cause stress and anxiety, for all. 

This webpage is designed to help people with concerns and questions about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their lives and mental well-being. Access here.

Mental Health Commission of Canada: Resource hub – Mental health and wellness during the COVID-19 pandemic. Access here.

Mental Health Commission of Canada: External covid-19 resources. Access here.


National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health: Equity-informed responses to COVID-19. Access here.

Government of Canada resources

For credible, up-to-date information, please refer to the following:

Public health Canada

IRCC – Covid-19: Qs and As for service provider organizations

IRCC – Critical services for service provider organizations

Immigration and Refugee of Canada – Covid-19 measures

Reports and resources

Article: Does community size matter in the settlement process? The experience of Syrian refugees in Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada, by Sandeep Agrawal and Pradeep Sangapala in Journal of International Migration and Integration. Read more here.

Issue brief: Exacerbating the other epidemic: How COVID-19 is increasing violence against displaced women and girls, by Devon Cone in Refugee International. Read more here.

Report: The mental health of immigrants and refugees: Canadian evidence from a nationally linked database, developed by Statistics Canada. Read more here.

Report: Youth suicide in Toronto Bengali community: Challenges and strategies, by Bengali Information and Employment Services. Read more here.

Report: Redefining accountability to promote settlement sector resilience, developed by Sharon Broughton of York University and John Shields of Ryerson University. Read more here

Resources: Multilingual information on COVID-19 for migrant communities, developed by International Organization of Migration. Access here.

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