Category Archives: Refugees

About the Immigrant and Refugee Mental Health Project (IRMHP)

[:en] The IRMHP is a training and capacity-building project funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. It provides online training, tools and resources to settlement, social and health service providers across Canada to support their work with newly-arrived immigrants and refugees.   The IRMHP encourages individuals to participate in the project by: 1.       adding your […]

What’s So Special about Canada? Understanding the Resilience of Immigration and Multiculturalism |

[:en] Canada has in recent decades occupied a privileged place among the world’s top immigrant-receiving countries. Despite weathering many of the same economic and political challenges that have buffeted support for immigration in other countries—from recession to threats of terrorism—Canada has managed to maintain a consistently positive public consensus around its immigration system. While Canada […]

Health considerations in the Syrian refugee resettlement process in Canada

[:en] Abstract Canada has responded to the humanitarian emergency in Syria by committing to welcome 25,000 Syrian refugees by early 2016. This has been a complex undertaking which required coordination between international organizations, such as the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and federal government departments, including Immigration, […]

MHCC Report: Supporting the Mental Health of Refugees to Canada

[:en] Supporting the Mental Health of Refugees to Canada outlines the MHCC’s work on immigrant and refugee mental health to date, summarizes current evidence and promising practices for refugee mental health, and advances recommendations for how the MHCC can support the arrival and integration of Syrian refugees to Canada. [:]

The European Psychiatric Association Guidelines on Cultural Competency – Summary

[:en] The European Psychiatric Association Guidelines on Cultural Competency EPA guidance on cultural competence training. Schouler-Ocak, M., Graef-Calliess, I. T., Tarricone, I., Qureshi, A., Kastrup, M. C., & Bhugra, D. (2015). European Psychiatry, 30(3), 431-440. doi:10.1016/j.eurpsy.2015.01.012   What is Cultural Competency? Cultural Competency as a skillset “that a clinician can employ to understand the cultural values, attitudes […]

Culture, Context and the Mental Health and Psychosocial Wellbeing of Syrians

[:en] A Review for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Staff Working with Syrians Affected by Armed Conflict This report, prepared for UNHCR in 2015, provides information on the sociocultural background of the Syrian population as well as cultural aspects of mental health and psychosocial wellbeing relevant to care and support. it is based on an extensive review of the available literature on mental health and […]