OCASI IS PLEASED TO INVITE YOU TO: Mental Health Promotion Knowledge Exchange

 DATE: FEBRUARY 8th 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM EST

This one-day virtual event will be an opportunity to share lessons learned from implementing the OCASI Mental Health Promotion Integrated Service Model and to collaborate with key stakeholders across primary care, mental health, and the settlement sectors on how to build a trauma and violence-informed workplace that prioritizes client and staff mental health.

1. Learn about experiences, challenges, and successes in implementing the OCASI Mental Health Promotion Integrated Service Mode

2. Share knowledge and learn strategies on how to implement trauma and violence informed approaches at work

3. Engage in discussions, brainstorm, and plan for the future of mental health promotion in the immigrant and refugee serving sector

4. Enhance cross-sectoral collaboration between settlement, primary care, and mental health sectors

To Register: Click here

If you have any questions or for more information, please contact 
Caley Cross at  ccross@ocasi.org

Webinar series on anti-Black racism and public health

February – March 2023 | English, with closed captioning and simultaneous French interpretation.

Black health: a key area for public health education and action

Anti-Black racism is a specific form of racism, rooted in the colonial history and practice of enslavement, that continues to impact the lives of Black people, regardless of whether they have a specific lineage to the enslaved in Canada, or if they are recent comers to Canada. Policies and practices rooted in Canadian institutions such as, health care, education, and justice mirror and reinforce beliefs, attitudes, prejudice, stereotyping and/or discrimination towards people of African descent and lead to a lack of equitable access, opportunities and outcomes for Black people. 

Recognizing the need for specialized public health education and action in this area, the NCCDH is partnering with the Black Health Education Collaborative, a community of scholars and practitioners committed to improving Black health through education and research. This partnership will offer the Canadian public health community an important capacity building opportunity in the form of a three-part interactive webinar series. In this series, participants will explore how anti-Black racism impacts health and identify concrete opportunities for public health action.  

Webinars in this series:

Part 1: #BlackLivesMatter in public health: Critical race theory, historical roots and legacies of anti-Black racism. | February 1st, 2023 | 1:00pm – 2:30pm ET

Part 2: Anti-Black racism: A look at the social and physiological health impacts of injustice. | March 1st, 2023 | 1:00pm – 2:30pm ET

Part 3: Uprooting anti-Black racism: Strategies and approaches for public health. | March 29th, 2023 | 1:00pm – 2:30pm ET

Register Here 

2023 Mayor’s List Honouree Carl Cadogan: Celebrating Diversity in London, Canada

CRHESI is thrilled to celebrate the outstanding work and contributions of Carl Cadogan, recently recognized on the London Mayor’s New Year’s Honour list, in the category of Diversity and Race Relations.

Please read more details about Carl’s long-standing leadership and committment to anti-Black racism and anti-oppression by visiting the Mayor’s New Year’s Honours List. In 2022 Carl extended his mission to eliminate hate and discrimination in our communities by joining CRHESI as an Executive Committee member.

Carl and other honours recipients will be recognized at the first City Council meeting of the year.

New Project: Equitable Maternal-Newborn Health, Social, and Legal Services for Immigrant Women

We are pleased to congratulate Dr. Shokoufeh Modanloo on her newest project, “Equitable Maternal-Newborn Care for New Migrant Women from the Middle East in Canada: A Co-produced Research Partnership with Social, Legal, and Wellbeing Services (Mom2New Co-Care).”

Shokoufeh is a CRHESI Executive Committee member and Assistant Professor in Nursing at Western. Mom2New Co-Care has been funded through a 1-year seed grant from Western Research, Strategic Support, building toward a larger Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) study.

In this project, Shokoufeh is collaborating with researchers and community partners in London (London Intercommunity Health Centre) and Ottawa.

Watch this space as we provide updates on Dr. Mandaloo’s health equity-focused, intersectoral work for immigrant women!