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Diversity and Equity in Mental Health & Addiction: Fortifying Communities, Families and Individuals

Toronto, Ontario
May 27, 2011

8:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
University of Toronto Residence Conference Centre (89 Chestnut Street, Toronto, Ontario)

At this conference, you will:

1. Identify strategies and practices that strengthen diverse communities and meet their needs
2. Describe the changing roles of families within diverse communities and formulate ways of engaging them
3. Describe the impact of dislocation and trauma on refugees and immigrants
4. Describe ways of engaging spiritual and other traditional community based supports to foster resilience and wellness

Keynote Lecture:

Working with Diverse Families: Empowering, Thriving, and Surviving
Dr. Cẻcile Rousseau, Professor, Division of Social and Cultural Psychiatry, McGill University; Director, Transcultural Research and Intervention Team (TRIT), Youth Mental Health, CSSS de la Montagne (Parc Extension)

Cost: $120 (including lunch and conference materials); $90 for the first 3 registrations /(Non-profit organization with budget under 1 million)
For registration and details, please contact May Ho at Hong Fook Mental Health Association by phone at 416-493-4242 x2243 or email

The Conference is jointly organized by Across Boundaries, Canadian Mental Health Association, Toronto Branch,
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Hong Fook Mental Health Foundation, Loft Community Services, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto Public Health and University Health Network.