EVIDENCE SNAPSHOTS 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.
EVIDENCE SNAPSHOTS 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.
EVIDENCE SNAPSHOTS 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.
EVIDENCE SNAPSHOTS 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.
EVIDENCE SNAPSHOTS 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.
EVIDENCE SNAPSHOTS 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.
EVIDENCE SNAPSHOTS 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.
EVIDENCE SNAPSHOTS 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.
EVIDENCE SNAPSHOTS 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.
EVIDENCE SNAPSHOTS 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.
EVIDENCE SNAPSHOTS 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.
EVIDENCE SNAPSHOTS 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.
EVIDENCE SNAPSHOTS 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.
EVIDENCE SNAPSHOTS 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.
EVIDENCE SNAPSHOTS 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.
EVIDENCE SNAPSHOTS 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.