Webinar: Reducing barriers to accessing virtual mental health care for recent refugees and other newcomers

Join our panel of experts from Ontario and BC to learn about access to virtual mental health care for refugees and other newcomers to Canada, during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

Topics will include barriers to access and the strategies service providers can use to overcome them. Presentations will be followed by a Q&A period.

Date: Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Time: 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. (EST)

Register for the webinar.


  • 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.


Who should attend:

  • Mental health service providers.
  • Settlement service providers.
  • Anyone interested in the topics of immigrant and refugee health, virtual mental health services, and/or access to care.


This webinar is made possible with funding from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research. Learn more about the research project associated with this webinar.

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