Mental Health Promotion

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Project Overview

The Mental Health Promotion in Immigrant and Refugee Serving Organizations Project is funded by Immigration Refugee Citizenship Canada (IRCC) through the Settlement Program Service Delivery Improvements Funding (SDI) Stream. The project's overall goal is to build the capacity of newcomer and refugee services and agencies to promote mental health and newcomer wellbeing and respond to mental health issues. The project aims to strengthen collaborations and partnerships between newcomer and refugee serving organizations, primary health, and mental health sectors through the development of an integrated service delivery model for mental health promotion.

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 (2018 – 2021).

Project activities

Phase I: Needs assessment and environmental scan to develop a better understanding of service user and service provider needs and experiences;

Phase II: Capacity building and service model design to promote mental health, enhance collaborations, and improve access to services; and

Phase III: Scale up and dissemination of lessons learned through the development and pilot phase of the service model for mental health promotion

Project Advisory Group

The Mental Health Promotion project is proudly supported by an advisory committee that spans the settlement services, mental health, and primary care sectors. Members meet on a regular basis to advise, exchange knowledge and provide feedback on ongoing project activities.


Section 1 - Workplace Mental Health

Section 2 - Mental Health Training & Trauma Informed Care

Section 3 - Navigating Ontario’s Health System

Events & Trainings

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