Events & Articles

June 06, 2016

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and the Crossroads Clinic at Women’s College Hospital have been working together to find ways to respond to the mental health needs of Syrian newcomers during and after the current resettlement surge.

Starting in March 2016 the Mood and Anxiety Ambulatory Service at CAMH will launch a refugee mental health and wellness service called the New Beginnings Clinic. 

May 04, 2016

Syrian refugees are beginning to settle in Canada with the help of organizations like COSTI Immigration Services, funded by the Government of Canada.
Reception centres provide refugees with access to health and counselling services, and orientation sessions that prepare them to find new jobs.
Children can attend the art therapy sessions to help them cope with post-traumatic stress.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, Resettling to Canada: Welcoming Syrian Refugees video.

May 03, 2016

The Syrian Refugee Medical Assessment Translation Tool is available for free to health care providers for mental health screening. It was developed to help reduce language barriers between Syrian refugees and healthcare providers.
These free, secure online tools have been developed to allow patients to complete a full history and mental health screening in Arabic or Armenian, with the results automatically translated to English for healthcare providers to review and add to the patient record.

March 18, 2016

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced the release of the Language Training for Canada video in Arabic. The purpose of the Language Training for Canada video is to raise newcomer awareness on the importance of official language skills for settlement in Canada.

The Language Training for Canada video is also available in English and French.

February 03, 2016

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has created a guide to share information about the role of sponsors for privately sponsored refugees to Canada. This includes information about the types of support that a privately sponsored refugee can expect.

February 03, 2016

Polycultural Immigrant & Community Services has shared resources for Syrian refugees and those supporting them. You can find links on their website.

December 24, 2015

This video provided by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will help newcomers get ready for their new life in Canada. It will explain some of the things they should do during their first two weeks in Canada to help make the transition easier.

The video is available in :

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