Immigrant and Refugee Mental Health Course Registration is now open

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Immigrant and Refugee Mental Health Course Registration is now open

The Immigrant and Refugee Mental Health Course, funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), offers evidence-based information, tools and resources for service providers to provide mental health care and support to both immigrants and refugees arriving in Canada.
The online course offers an overview on the social determinants of health and its impact on mental health, the role of migration trajectories and highlights the specific needs of sub populations.

The course is designed to provide a uniquely interactive learning experience where service providers can consult with experts in the field, share ideas and experiences with hundreds of peers from all over Canada, and learn strategies to use on-the-job.

Hear from one of our community partners, Dr. Annalee Coakley, Physician Lead at Mosaic Refugee Health Clinic in Alberta: 

Date: January 10 - February 21, 2022
For who: Settlement, social and health service providers across Canada (excluding Quebec)*
Location: Online
Duration: 6 sweeks
Time commitment: 20-25 hrs
Cost: Free


Course syllabus - Download here:

Course for Settlement and Social Service Providers 

Course for Health Service Providers 

*Please note there are limited spots for each province or territory. If registration is full for your province or territory, we welcome you to put your name on our email list to be notified of the next course offering.


IRMH also has a Toolkit available for those working with newcomers.  The toolkit is designed to provide a snapshot of essential information, tools, resources and examples of promising practices that can be integrated into the daily work of settlement, social, and health service providers across Canada, with the aim of building the capacity to better support the mental health unique needs of immigrants and refugees. Download the Toolkit here