Category: Health and Mental Health

Accessibility for Manitobans Act: Tools to Support Accessibility

Manitoba’s Disabilities Issues Office (DIO) supports The Accessibility for Manitobans Act with a variety of tools to help expand knowledge and action on accessibility. The Accessibility Standard for Customer Service requires policies and training to provide services in an efficient, fair and respectful manner.  The deadline for non-profits to comply is November 2018.  The word “customer” means…

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CAMH: The Immigrant and Refugee Mental Health Project

This project is an evidence-based, capacity-building initiative designed to enhance your knowledge and skills as a settlement, social or health service provider, to appropriately respond to the unique mental health needs of new immigrants and refugees, and to foster inter-sector and inter-professional collaboration. The project will contribute to advancing the network of service provision for…

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Province of Manitoba: Refugee Mental Health Triage Guides

Refugee Mental Health and Addictions Fact Sheets for Service Providers, developed by Manitoba Health as part of the Refugee Mental Health project. Refugees may be at risk for mental health and substance misuse issues due to traumatic war-related experiences and their displacement. This can include anxiety, depression, post-traumatic symptoms and addiction. Often the symptoms related…

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Resources on Cannabis Law and Use

Canadian law regulating cannabis changed on October 17th, 2018.  Many service providers have indicated that they are fielding questions and concerns about the new law.  These resources may be useful in responding to these questions. Justice Canada’s website has information about what is legal and not legal: http://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/cj-jp/cannabis/ The Province of Manitoba website ‘Know the Facts’ has…

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Social Isolation of Seniors – A Focus on New Immigrant and Refugee Seniors in Canada

This supplement is a resource to help organizations and service providers adopt approaches to help new immigrant and refugee seniors strengthen human connections. Social isolation is a silent reality experienced by many seniors, and particularly new immigrant and refugee seniors. It is hoped that this resource will heighten awareness and sensitivity and help organizations, friends,…

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The Incident: Workplace Safety and Health for Newcomers

This resource DVD resource was produced by Manitoba Immigration and Multiculturalism, to create awareness of workplace safety rights and responsibilities among Manitoba newcomers. The video tells the story of a newcomer who agrees to do a job without receiving proper training. Through one dangerous incident, she learns many important lessons: There are roles and responsibilities…

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