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Webinar: Strategies to support the settlement and integration of immigrants and refugees with disabilities
October 25, 2017 @ 12:00 PM
People with disabilities, or ” long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments” as defined by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, may experience hindered participation in society. Immigrants and refugees with disabilities may experience other additional challenges. For example, with limited awareness of disability rights and resources available to them in Canada, and with differential access to resettlement resources due to attitudinal, physical and social barriers, this population may not have access to health care and psychosocial support.
In this webinar, Dr. Yahya El-Lahib will discuss some of the limitations, barriers and systemic challenges that affect the settlement experiences of immigrants and refugees with disabilities, along with an exploration of ways that settlement, social and health service providers can aim to improve practices in efforts to facilitate effective access to services for newcomers with disabilities.
About the Refugee Mental Health Project (RMHP)
The Refugee Mental Health Project is an initiative aiming to build settlement, social and health service providers’ knowledge and skills regarding refugee mental health and to promote inter-sector and inter-professional collaboration by developing networks and providing resources relevant to refugee mental health.
To register in the webinar, complete this online form. You will receive the link and instructions to join the webinar on the day before the presentation.
The Refugee Mental Health Project
The Office of Health Equity
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
416-535-8501 x 33352