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.
Peggy Lau, Director; Shae Viswanathan, Associate Program Director; Calisto Mudzingwa, Language Best Practices Coordinator; and, Jinny Rodrigo, Settlement Best Practices Coordinator, from S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Settlement and Family Services, June 23rd, 2021.
Valerie Gow, Recruitment, Outreach and Alumni, Intercultural Skills Lab, Rotman School of Management and Michael Kobrin, CEO of Creaity and Facilitator/Coach, Rotmans’ Business Edge program, April 8th, 2021.
Isolde Schmid, Team Leader of the Intercultural Education Program and Janna Mulholland, Lead Counsellor of the Cross-Cultural Counselling Program, Catholic Social Services, February 26th, 2021.
Isolde Schmid, Team Leader and Diana Mora, Intercultural Education Facilitator, Intercultural Education Program, Catholic Social Services, January 26th, 2021.
Sangeeta Subramanian, Lead Consultant, The Inclusion Project, December 4th, 2020.
Sangeeta Subramanian, Lead Consultant, The Inclusion Project, August 11th, 2020.
Leila Johnson, Trauma Center, Trauma Sensitive Yoga Facilitator, May 14th, 2020.
Kimberly Orren, Fishing for Success and Suzy Haghighi, Association for New Canadians, February 25th, 2020.
Steve Meagher, Shelter Manager, Christie Refugee Welcome Centre, January 22th, 2020.
Dr. Ren Thomas, Assistant Professor, School of Planning & Roberto Montiel, Diversity and Inclusion Office at Halifax, October 24th, 2019.
Rachel Shan, Senior Analyst – Economics, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, September 24th, 2019.
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.
Mariana Martinez Vieyra, Vancouver Association for Survivors of Torture (VAST), Jan. 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.