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Action Table: Improving Mental Health Service Planning for IRER Populations

March 28, 2017 @ 8:30 AM - March 29, 2017 @ 4:30 PM

The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) is committed to supporting the improvement of mental health supports by and for immigrant, refugee, ethno-cultural and racialized (IRER) groups. IRER populations face particular challenges that put their mental health at greater risk and they often come up against significant barriers to seeking or obtaining help.

In efforts to see better co-ordination of policy, knowledge and accountability, the MHCC will convene an action table to improve mental health service planning for IRER populations on March 28 and 29, 2017. Attendance is open to individuals interested in improving mental health services for IRER populations, with priority given to people with lived experience and those already working to advance this work in different fields (mental health, settlement, education, government, etc.).

Participants will hear from Canadian and international experts in equity and population based planning and will be invited to provide input into the development of a toolkit to improve mental health service planning for IRER populations. Attendees can also join a Canadian community of practice for service planning for 12 months following the conference. 

In Attendance:

Dr. Kwame McKenzie, Director of Mental Health Equity at CAMH and CEO of the Wellesley Institute
Louise Bradley, 
President and CEO, Mental Health Commission of Canada


Spaces are limited –  apply now


There is no registration fee for the event, but participants may be required to cover the cost of travel and accommodation. A limited number of travel bursaries are available.

Please note that completing the expression of interest does not guarantee attendance at the event.
Spaces are limited and the MHCC reserves the right to decline final registration to ensure fair representation from all regions.



March 28, 2017 @ 8:30 AM
March 29, 2017 @ 4:30 PM
Event Category:


Mental Health Commission of Canada / Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention


Lord Elgin Hotel
100 Elgin St.
Ottawa, Ontario K1L 5K8 Canada
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