Evidence snapshots

Evidence snapshots

EVIDENCE SNAPSHOTS AUGUST 2022
SEPTEMBER 2022
Read this article to learn about the impact of immigrant admission classes on the post-migration health experiences of immigrants and refugees in Canada.
 
AUGUST 2022
Read this article to learn how social support and factors at the intrapersonal, interpersonal, community and institutional levels interact with the severity of PTSD among Afghan refugees.
 
JULY 2022
Read this article to learn about the recommendations to support healthcare providers who are supporting paediatric Ukrainian refugees in Switzerland.
 
JUNE 2022
Learn about the gaps in mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic from a gender-based analysis.
 
MAY 2022
Read this article to learn what factors influenced access to virtual mental health services for newcomer refugees during the COVID19 pandemic.
 
APRIL 2022
Read this article to learn how family separation is associated with an increased risk of mental disorders among refugee fathers.
 
FEBRUARY 2022
Read this article to learn about individual/interpersonal, organizational and community level factors for supporting the health of immigrant and refugee women, including recommendations for best practice.
JANUARY 2022
Read this report to learn about the findings from a research study that explored how the objectives of the reinstated IFHP matched the realities experienced by both service providers and beneficiaries.
DECEMBER 2021
Read this publication that highlights the limitations of the narrative that refugee women experience gender liberation post-resettlement.
NOVEMBER 2021
Read this article to learn how family loss and separation affect refugee youth and the policies and services that can support their wellbeing, post-migration.
OCTOBER 2021
Read this publication, based on intersectionality theory and the input of service agencies, that outline resettlement challenges that may affect the mental well-being of immigrants and refugees in Canada.
SEPTEMBER 2021
Read this publication, based on evidence-based clinical guidelines from a range of primary care settings, to learn about the provision of effective care and support for refugees and newcomers during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
AUGUST 2021
Read this publication, based on evidence-based clinical guidelines from a range of primary care settings, to learn about the provision of effective care and support for refugees and newcomers during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
JULY 2021
Read this report, based on a compilation of existing data and research, to learn about newcomer settlement outcomes. By examining these outcomes, the aim is to ensure that settlement and integration programming is effective and efficient in meeting the needs of newcomers.
MAY 2021
Read this article to learn how refugees in Canada have been impacted by the COVID-19, and the importance of health security for national and international governance.
APRIL 2021
Read this article to learn the role of pre- and post-migration trauma in explaining differences in refugee and immigrant mental health.
MARCH 2021
Read this article to learn how environmental stressors and psychological factors intersect in a way that impacts overall psychological well‐being and functioning. And, how both types of factors must be taken into consideration when identifying intervention targets to improve the psychological well‐being of refugees and asylum seekers.
FEBRUARY 2021
Read this article learn about the social determinants of mental health within a socioecological approach that acknowledges the interaction between and among various levels of determinants, and how mental health outcomes in immigrant women may be attributed to factors on multiple levels.
JANUARY 2021
This report highlights a study that aims to discover, examine, and learn about the settlement sector’s needs to successfully implement digital and hybrid service delivery models. The mandate is to identify multiple digital transformation and hybrid service delivery models (where relevant) rather than aiming at one unique model that may not easily be replicable within the sector. This discussion is about the future of how we deliver services to newcomers and communities.
DECEMBER 2020
According to the 2016 Census, 16.4 percent of Ontario’s population is 65 years or older. Seniors are the fastest-growing age group in Ontario; and their linguistic and cultural diversity is increasing. While the share of European immigrants has declined, immigration from Asia, Africa, and Americas have increased over the last ten years. Read report to learn about strategies for supporting ethno-cultural and linguistic diversity amongst an aging population.
NOVEMBER 2020
Learn about the various innovative, holistic mental health programs at the Mennonite New Life Centre, and how this organization was able to shift to online service delivery due to COVID-19.
OCTOBER 2020
Read this report to learn from the perspectives of migrant youth and service providers on the barriers and facilitators to accessing mental health services.
SEPTEMBER 2020
Read this article, recently published by Statistics Canada, to examine the impact of COVID-19 on the mental health of immigrants to Canada.
AUGUST 2020
Read this article to learn about an ecosystemic approach for supporting the mental health of refugees – taking into account not only pre-migratory trauma, but social, familial and cultural determinants of mental health in the host country.
JULY 2020
Little attention has been devoted to understanding the mental health effects of far-flung disasters or to devising an appropriate public and mental health response to support affected disaspora populations whose psychological ties to the homeland may be strong. Read this article to learn how researchers and community members created a network to establish promising practices to address pressing issues.
JUNE 2020
Many forced migrants experience trauma in pre-migration, journeying, and post-migration phases of flight and appropriate mental health provision is required. Read this article to learn about the challenges and facilitators experienced by the mental health professionals who serve this vulnerable population.
MAY 2020
Read this report developed by the United Nations on the importance of putting human rights at the center of shaping an effective and inclusive pandemic response.
APRIL 2020
In this COVID-19 pandemic, emerging popular refrains like ‘we’re all in this together’ and ‘we will come through this together’ echo across media. But who is this ‘we’?
Read this policy brief to better understand the differential impacts that COVID-19 has had on vulnerable populations and recommended actions as a result.
MARCH 2020
Read this annual report on immigration to Canada to learn about the successes that have been achieved as they relate to welcoming newcomers to Canada.
FEBRUARY 2020
Findings show rates of first contact in the emergency department for youth mental health conditions in Ontario were highest among refugees and recent immigrants to Canada. Read this article to learn about sociodemographic and primary care factors that may play a role, and about suggestions for improving access to the mental health system on an outpatient basis.
JANUARY 2020
Recognizing and appropriately treating mental health problems among new immigrants and refugees in primary care poses a challenge because of differences in languages and culture and because of specific stressors associated with migration and resettlement. Read this article to learn about strategies for mitigating barriers to the provision of adequate mental health services.
DECEMBER 2019
There is a lack of consensus on appropriate mental health care for war-traumatized individuals. Read this article to gain insight into key recommendations for mental health professionals.
NOVEMBER 2019
This report examines select sociodemographic trends, social determinants of health, and issues related to IRER populations; while also highlighting next steps in moving forward.
OCTOBER 2019
This report builds the case – economically and socially – for investing in culturally and linguistically appropriate and diverse mental health care for Canada’s Immigrant, Refugee, Ethno-cultural and Racialized (IRER) populations. This report offers: an examination of Canadian published research on IRER peoples mental health in Canada, promising practices to better serve IRER populations and an economic evaluation of IRER mental health service use.

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