Health

SETTLEMENT WORKERS NEED TO HAVE BASIC KNOWLEDGE OF THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM TO SUPPORT IMMIGRANTS AND REFUGEES AND CONNECT THEM WITH THE APPROPRIATE SERVICES.

Governments Supporting Mental Health for Farming and Rural Communities

BLYTH— The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing in new initiatives to support and promote mental health in Ontario’s farming and rural communities. These initiatives will improve the mental health services available to Ontario’s agricultural sector and help ensure farmers, their families and their employees have additional places to turn when help is needed.

Free mental health services are available

We provide free individual counselling and support as well as workshops at Skills for Change, Wellness and Support program. Individual counselling sessions are provided over the phone, and workshops are facilitated online. If you are interested and you are a permanent resident or a convention refugee, please email us at: nkhazraei@skillsforchange.org

If you are interested and you hold citizenship or other status, please email us at: mentalhealth@skillsforchange.org

Government of Canada invests in climate change awareness and action project for young Canadians

April 8, 2021 – London, Ontario

Kate Young, Member of Parliament for London West, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, announced that the Government of Canada is investing $5.9 million from environmental fines into Let’s Talk Science. With this funding, Let’s Talk Science will engage over 600,000 youth across Canada in climate science awareness and action through regional events, action projects, hands-on activities and a suite of digital resources, including career information.

Government of Canada supports initiative to address workplace sexual harassment and improve access to justice in Canada

March 3, 2021 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Justice Canada

Creating and maintaining workplaces where everyone – no matter their gender identity or expression – can be safe, respected and able to focus on their work is a priority for the Government of Canada.
The Minister of Justice announced the Government of Canada’s support to Botler AI for the Pan-Canadian Triage System for Sexual Harassment, Misconduct & Violence.