Destination health: Unpacking the migrant experience

As Canada welcomes new migrants from around the world, how can we ensure that we’re well equipped to meet their healthcare needs?

In 2018 it was estimated that 310,000 new permanent residents were settled in Canada. With a plan to welcome nearly one million new migrants between 2018-2020, it raises many questions around how we can accommodate the complex needs that accompany immigration. From a health perspective, this raises even more questions as new immigrants are often funneled into neighbourhoods with primary care providers that are either overburdened or non-existent. 

Destination Health: Unpacking the Migrant Experience is a talk geared towards understanding the experiences of migrants, frontline workers, and everyone in-between. In having an open discussion around the barriers faced, there is the potential for collaboration and growth as we move towards a more comprehensive and inclusive healthcare system.

Join U of T and EENet's Director of Knowledge Exchange , on June 20th from 6 PM - 9 PM in the Innis Town Hall Theatre as we explore the barriers that migrants currently face and where we need to go in order to break them down.

Registration opens at 5:30 pm. Our event will start at 6, with interactive activities and delicious food from the Thorncliffe Women’s Committee Park Cafe. At 6:30 talks by our speakers will begin, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A, so come with questions! 

All proceeds from this event will be donated to Toronto community groups working with migrants and refugees.

Please feel free to reach out us with any questions or comments at uofttalks [at] gmail [dot] com. More information at!

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