Category: Health and Mental Health

Information on Interim Federal Health IFH) for Refugee Claimants & List of providers

The Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP) provides limited, temporary coverage of health-care benefits to people in the following groups who aren’t eligible for provincial or territorial health insurance protected persons, including resettled refugees; refugee claimants; and certain other groups. Refugee claimants found eligible for the Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP) are entitled to receive short-term…

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Manitoba Centre for Health Policy (MCHP) Report: The Diversity of Immigrants to Manitoba, Migration Dynamics and Basic Healthcare Service Use

Immigration is a key part of the Canadian social fabric. However, little is known about the characteristics of immigrants to Manitoba, as well as their social and health needs. The addition of the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) permanent resident database into the Manitoba Population Research Data Repository (Repository) at MCHP is the first…

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Mental Health Toolkit for Refugees and Refugee Claimants

This online toolkit curated by the BC Refugee Hub includes a short guide to mental health, mental illness, trauma, and resources available to those working with refugees and refugee claimants, along with services and supports available for refugees and refugee claimants. Topics included: Key Definitions Mental Health and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD) Prevalence Among Refugees –…

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OCASI – Mental Health Promotion in Immigrant and Refugee Serving Organizations Project

This project is funded by Immigration Refugee Citizenship Canada (IRCC) through the Settlement Program Service Delivery Improvements Funding (SDI) Stream. As the lead organization on this project, OCASI is partnering with community organizations across three sectors (immigrant and refugee serving organizations, primary health, and community mental health) to carry out the project over three years…

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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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Report: Trauma recovery for Yazidis after the 2014 ISIS genocide – international approaches and policy recommendations

This report complements the RESPOND research (www.respondmigration.com) on migration and immigrant integration by bringing the focus on a specific case, the trauma recovery of Yazidis with an explicit emphasis on their psychosocial needs. To this respect, it draws data and findings from international guidelines in approaching trauma recovery from a holistic perspective and includes also…

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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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The World Is Bright Discussion & Lesson Guide for English Language Learners

This educational guide offers a variety of activities for teachers of English language learners to use with students to accompany a screening of the film The World Is Bright. The combined audio-visual nature of film provides an access point for students to become familiar with English-language stories and media in an immersive and engaging format….

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