Webinar: Launch of multilingual mental health resources for older adults

Service providers working with older adults from immigrant, refugee, ethnocultural and racialized communities are invited to attend the launch of a new and updated series of multilingual mental health and well-being resources for older adults.

Understanding Mental Health and Well-Being in Later Life was initiated in 2019 by the Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility (MSAA) and the Ministry of Health (MOH) as part of a commitment to support the mental health and well-being of older adults in Ontario.

This webinar will introduce organizations and service providers working with older adults from immigrant, refugee, ethnocultural and racialized communities to the project, its community partners, and their new resource series available in English, French, Italian, Spanish, Punjabi, and Chinese (traditional and simplified).

Date: Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Time: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. EDT

Register now.

Panelists

Baldev Mutta: CEO, Punjabi Community Health Services (PCHS)

  • Baldev Mutta is the founder and CEO of PCHS. He has been in the field of social work for the last 45+ years. An ardent champion of equitable health services for all, he has advocated for equity and inclusion at program planning, funding and implementation levels. In his spare time, he can be seen playing with his three little munchkins (grandchildren) in the backyard of his house.

 

Vince Pietropaolo, M.A.: General Manager, COSTI Family and Mental Health Services.

  • Vince is the General Manager of COSTI Family and Mental Health Services. In his current position, he has worked with ethnocultural communities in program design, research, development and implementation, in the areas of mental health, domestic violence and problem gambling and dementia. Vince is a Subject Matter Expert on the Immigrant and Refugee Mental Health Project. Recently Vince designed and implemented the Refugee Mental Health program at COSTI.

 

Sunder Singh: Executive Director, Elspeth Heyworth Centre for Women

  • Ms. Sunder Singh is the Executive Director of Elspeth Heyworth Centre for Women, a service provider to newcomers, immigrants, refugees, who require settlement, employment and other social services. The organization works closely with women, their families, and seniors. Sunder also planned, initiated and developed the national award-winning social enterprise, RivInt Interpretation and Translation Services. RivInt provides interpretation and translation needs of newcomers and immigrants to the major hospitals and health centres.

 

Branka Agic, MD, PhD: Director of Knowledge Exchange, CAMH

  • Dr. Branka Agic is Director of Knowledge Exchange at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and an Assistant Professor in the Clinical Public Health Division at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto. Branka has extensive experience in counselling, research and service development with immigrants and refugees.

Interested in learning more?

Read more about this project and sign up to be a workshop facilitator.

For any questions, please contact olderadults [at] camh [dot] ca.

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