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Connecting the Dots: Migration, Discrimination, and Mental Health

Tue. Feb. 27, 2018 10:00 AM - Wed. Feb. 28, 2018 04:00 PM
Discovery North Bay Museum
Ferguson Street
North Bay ON
The North Bay Newcomer Network & the North Bay & District Multicultural Centre present:

The Opening Doors Project 2-Day Workshop Series 'Connecting the Dots: Migration, Discrimination, and Mental Health'

Strengthening mental health, anti-racism & anti-discrimination literacy in our community

February 27 & 28 • 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. | Free • Lunch Provided

Open to: service providers, educators, healthcare providers, law enforcement, employers & government

Join us as we explore:
• going beyond multiculturalism and diversity and move into anti-racism
• moving away from a single narrative of migration and see the great diversity that characterizes the experiences of newcomers to Canada
• a broad understanding of mental health, incorporating the social determinants that impact the health of particular individuals and communities
• a variety of mental health perspectives and approaches, such as 'sanism' and 'mentalism'
• the major stressors that affect particular groups and communities
• understanding stress not only as an individual factor but as a social phenomenon rooted in specific socio-economic conditions
• the concept of 'intersectionality' to highlight the shifting nature of identity and multiple ways of being

Questions? Contact Meg @ | 705-495-8931

*this is a 2-day workshop. If you are unable to attend both days please contact Meg Ramore to make special arrangements.
Organized By
North Bay & District Multicultural Centre
With funding from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada and the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship Immigration, we assist and support newcomers and refugees with integration and settlement needs. We also have a satellite office in Timmins, the Timmins & District Multicultural Centre. We serve newcomers from Parry Sound to James Bay and Mattawa to Verner. We are a LGBTQ2S+ Positive Space that welcomes and supports everyone.
Contact the Organizer