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The Immigrant and Refugee Mental Health Project hosts monthly webinars featuring presenters from across Canada. Webinars are on a range of topics based on the needs and interests you have identified as being important. Webinars offer practical and actionable strategies or resources that you can use in your work to promote, support and treat the mental health of immigrants and refugees.

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These one-hour webinars include a 30-minute presentation by professionals in the settlement, social or health services sectors followed by a 30-minute "Q&A" session where we encourage you to ask questions, pose scenarios and to generally discuss your practice with these experts in the field.

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Fostering welcoming and inclusive environments for immigrants and refugees in rural communities


Ginette Gautreau


Executive Director, New Brunswick Multicultural Council


Thursday, June 30th 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. EST





While rural and small centres see a smaller number of immigrants compared to urban centres, settlement in rural areas is growing and has significant impacts on a large number of communities across New Brunswick. Settlement in rural and small centres require a different approach and strategy, understanding the local context, its unique attributes and working in partnership are critical to successful settlement and integration work, for both immigrants and their new communities. Based on recent promising practices, such as the launch of New Brunswick Multicultural Council’s Rural Settlement Network, this session will offer insights into fostering welcoming and inclusive rural communities.




Ginette Gautreau, is a dedicated leadership professional currently serving as the Executive Director of New Brunswick Multicultural Council (NBMC). She brings over ten years of non-profit experience, specializing in intercultural and immigration work, women’s rights, international cooperation, and humanitarian assistance. Following years of living abroad in France and Mexico, she returned home to New Brunswick in 2015 and immediately joined NBMC.

Named Executive Director in 2021, Ginette has overseen and continues to develop a period of unprecedented growth for the organization. She is committed to making New Brunswick an increasingly inclusive, dynamic, and beautiful province, a welcoming place where people from all corners of the world can feel at home. Ginette holds a Master’s degree from the University of Ottawa in International Development & Global Studies, an honours degree from Mount Allison University in International Relations, and she is a proud member of the Wallace McCain Institute alumni network.

Ginette is an avid hiker, and loves exploring her province and the world with her young daughter.





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