Policies and procedures

Changing directions, changing lives: The mental health strategy for Canada

Read this report, developed by the Mental Health Commission of Canada, that outlines the strategic directions that are deemed necessary for supporting mental health in Canada.

How does Canada’s refugee system work?

View the Settlement Ontario’s website that provides a comprehensive overview of how to navigate the refugee system in Canada.

Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada

View the Government of Canada’s website that provides detailed information about the procedures involved in the Immigration and Refugee Board process.

Immigration and Refugee Protection Act

View the Government of Canada’s website that contains the text of the federal legislation that relates to immigrants and refugees in Canada.

Interim Federal Health Program: Summary of coverage

View the Government of Canada’s website that provides information on health care coverage for newly arrived refugees.

Refugees and asylum

View the Government of Canada’s website that provides a range of resources related to refugees and asylum in Canada.

Refugee law and policy: Canada

View the Library of Congress’ website that provides detailed information pertaining to legislation surrounding refugee populations in Canada.

The Convention and Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees

Read this document that contains the text of the 1951 convention, the 1976 protocol and resolutions 2198 (XXI) adopted by the United Nations Assembly. This provides the foundation for international refugee protection.

The Refugee Hearing Preparation Guide

Read this guide that educates and supports refugee claimants and their service providers in understanding the Canadian refugee hearing preparation process.

What assistance can refugees get in Canada?

View the Settlement Ontario’s website that outlines the services available for refugees, and information on how to access them.

Advancing the Mental Health Strategy for Canada: A Framework for Action (2017–2022)

Read this report released by the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) that contains content relevant to refugee mental health.

New medical certificate form for refugee claimants before the Refugee Protection Division

View this updated form released by the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada.

Toolkit quick links

Toolkit Quick Links

 

 

 

General

Determinants of refugee mental health

Health promotion and prevention 

Screening and assessment

Treatment

Policies and procedures