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Reducing barriers to accessing virtual mental health care for recent refugees and other newcomers (webinar recording)

By: Marco Campana
March 30, 2021

This March 16, 2021 webinar featured a panel of experts from Ontario and BC discussing access to virtual mental health care for refugees and other newcomers to Canada, during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Topics include barriers to access and the strategies service providers can use to overcome them.


  • Michaela Hynie, Professor, York University, Centre for Refugee Studies
  • Kathy Sherrell, Associate Director, Settlement Services, Immigrant Services Society of British Columbia
  • Marcela Diaz, Manager, Settlement and Integration, Multicultural Council of Windsor and Essex County.

Webinar agenda:

  • How can we improve virtual mental health care accessibility for immigrant populations?
  • Digital literacy and access: Understanding client needs in a changed work environment
  • Facilitating Access to Virtual Services for Government Assisted Refugees

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