Seeking Mental Health Providers


Mental health providers in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal are sought to participate in interviews, for a study to develop best mental health practices for forced migrants.

The researchers would like to interview mental health providers serving any of the following groups: 1) The LGBTQ+ community; or 2) Forced migrants/refugees; or 3) LGBTQ+ individuals who are also forced migrants/refugees.

This study is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada, and is carried out under the leadership of Principal Investigator Dr. Sarilee Kahn from McGill University’s School of Social Work and Co-Investigator Dr. Edward J. Alessi from Rutgers University’s School of Social Work

 At present, researchers are looking to conduct interviews with mental health providers serving any of the following groups: 

  1. The LGBTQ+ community; or
  2. Forced migrants/refugees; or 
  3. LGBTQ+ individuals who are also forced migrants/refugees

If you fit into one of these groups, the researchers would very much appreciate the opportunity to benefit from your expertise. These questionnaires aim to explore and describe the skills, knowledge, and values most important to mental health providers serving these specific target populations. Please feel free to forward this email to other mental health providers who might be interested (flyer is attached for further reference).

The confidentiality of all participants is strictly protected in accordance with the Research Ethics Board of McGill University.

Interviews will take approximately 90 minutes. As a token of our appreciation they offer a $30 Amazon gift card.

For any questions and/or to see if you are eligible to participate in this study, please contact Research Coordinator Hanna Kim, MSW, RSW, PhD Candidate at

Click here for flyer.