Successful or promising practices
Organizations across the sector have developed unique approaches or programs that have been effective in addressing the needs of immigrant and refugee clients. These presentations discuss issues such as cultural competence, working with an anti-oppressive approach and considerations for working with interpreters.
Amanda Koyama, Manager – Family and Children’s Services, Calgary Catholic Immigration Society, June 11th, 2019.
Norma Hannant, Social Worker at the New Beginnings Refugee Clinic, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, December 12th, 2018.
Mariana Martinez Vieyra, Clinical Supervisor + Provincial Refugee Mental Health Coordinator, Vancouver Association for Survivors of Torture, August 28th, 2018.
Claudia Sarmiento, BSW, Mental Health Case Manager, Madison Community Services, July 24, 2018.
Angela Sasso, Director, Shifting Pictures Inc., May 29, 2018.
Hanadi Al Masri, BSc, Director of Social Innovation, HMC Connections, Apr. 24, 2018.
Everdene Francis, MSW, RSW, Program Coordinator and Shahrzad Shahriari, BSc., Psych., MSW, RSW, Curriculum Coordinator, CMHA (Canadian Mental Health Association) – Toronto branch, Mar. 20, 2018.
Linda Kongnetiman, BSW, MSW, PhD(c), RSW, Manager, Information and Child Youth and Family Initiatives Standards, Provincial Addiction & Mental Health, Alberta Health Services, Jan. 31, 2018.
Jugnoo Salahuddin, MSW, RSW, social worker, Muslim Food Bank and Community Resources, Sept 20, 2017.
Dr. Annette Dufresne, Psychologist, and Riham Al-Saadi, Client Support Services (CSS) Case Manager, the Multicultural Council of Windsor and Essex County, July 25, 2017.
Abdul Abubaker, Manager, Language & Skills Training, Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture (CCVT), Oct. 19, 2016.
Amy Soberano, MSW, RSW, Child & Youth Counselor, Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture (CCVT), July 6, 2016.
Lisa Andermann, MD, FRCPC, Psychiatrist, Mount Sinai Hospital, April 6, 2016.
Ashley Korn, MA, Manager, CSS Program, YMCA of Greater Toronto. December 9th, 2015.
Grace Eagan, Manager, Access Alliance Language Services. August 12th, 2015.
Dr. Clare Pain, Director of the Psychological Trauma Program, Mount Sinai Hospital. February 18th, 2015.
Negar Sadeghi, MA, Therapist, Trainer and Multicultural Specialist with the Problem Gambling Service, CAMH. November 27th, 2013.
Dr. Teresa Dremetsikas, Program Manager, Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture (CCVT). January 30, 2013.