/R E P E A T -- Media advisory - Making the case to improve mental health services for immigrant, refugee, ethno-cultural and racialized populations: New MHCC report/

OTTAWA, Oct. 17, 2016 /CNW/ - Media are invited to the launch of the Mental Health Commission of Canada's report, The Case for Diversity: Building the Case to Improve Mental Health Services for Immigrant, Refugee, Ethno-cultural and Racialized Populations.

The Case for Diversity report makes a compelling argument for why Canada's mental health system must respond swiftly, adequately and collaboratively to the needs of immigrant, refugee, ethno-cultural and racialized (IRER) populations.

 

What:

Launch and panel discussion of The Case for Diversity report


When:

Tuesday, October 18, 10 a.m.


Where:

Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre

1365 Richmond Rd.

Ottawa, ON


A livestream of the launch and panel discussion will also take place online on the iPolitics Facebook page.


Who:

Celina Caesar-Chavannes, Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister

Louise Bradley, President and CEO of the Mental Health Commission of Canada

Dr. Kwame McKenzie, Director of Health Equity, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH); CEO, Wellesley Institute; professor and co-director of the division of Equity Gender and Population in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto.

Branka Agic, MD, MHSc, PhD, Manager of Health Equity, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto Dalla Lana School of Public Health.

Alex Munter, Chair of Ottawa Local Immigration Partnership Council; President and CEO of Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario

 

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For further information: Media Contact: Hélène Côté, Senior Communications Advisor, Marketing and Communications, Mental Health Commission of Canada, Office: 613.683.3952, Mobile: 613.857.0840, hcote@mentalhealthcommission.ca

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