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Thank you to everyone who attended our webinar on Sep. 12, to discuss the key findings and recommendations of the Accessing Mental Health Services for Newcomers in Alberta Environmental Scan. 

With funding from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), this project was carried out in collaboration with MMK Research and Consulting.

The scan involves a comprehensive literature review, scan of service providers and services, and 28 in-depth interviews and surveys with immigrants, refugees, and service providers. The report is a strategic resource for Resettlement Assistant Program Providers, health providers, settlement and integration service provider organizations, Sponsorship Agreement Holders, funders, public institutions, and community organizations.

The webinar, hosted by Dr. Michael Kariwo of the University of Alberta, discussed the following:

  • Review of the inventory of mental health programs and services across Alberta, specific to each region, type and level of services provided, and clientele served
  • Key findings: mental health service provision, cultural competency, language and communication barriers, access to and quality of services
  • Recommendations for mental health service providers, immigrant serving agencies, and policy

Watch a recording of the webinar here.

View the PowerPoint presentation here.

Read the full report here. 

Please send your questions, comments, and feedback to: communications@aaisa.ca

We would like to thank all study participants who shared their stories with us, and the organizations and funders for their contributions and support to this report. 

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