Bridging Barriers: Newcomer Mental Health Symposium

March 6, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
The Robby
85 Church St
St. Catharines, ON L2R 3C7
Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre

At this symposium, the Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre will be sharing the results of our 13 month pilot, and strategies around supporting newcomer mental health moving forward.

A holistic, research-based analysis of the current mental health challenges faced by newcomers and refugees, as well as the increasing barriers to accessing care because of several forms of social exclusion.

An opportunity to explore inter-sectoral initiatives, partnerships and collaborations to address the gaps in mental health service provision for newcomers and refugees as well as the path to improving access and creating optimal services.

9:00 – 9:30 a.m. Registration & Welcome
9:30 – 9:45 a.m. Opening Remarks – Emily Kovacs
9:45 – 10:15 a.m. Program Presentation (NFAMC)
10:15 – 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Guest Speaker – Vince Pietropaolo
11:30 – 12:30 p.m. Guest Speaker – Gary Machan
12:30 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 – 1:30 p.m. Environmental Scan
1:30 – 2:45 p.m. Facilitated Discussion – Gay Douglas
2:45 p.m. Closing Remarks – Zainab Awad

This event is hosted by the Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre.

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