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Diversity and Mental Health

9:00-11:30 a.m.
Harbourfront Community Centre, 627 Queen's Quay West (Southeast Corner of Bathurst Street and Queen's Quay West)

Ontario Inclusion Learning Network (OILN) Learning Exchange Seminar

How do changing definitions of mental health serve to include or exclude specific communities?  How are mental health institutions grappling with the challenges of diversity and inclusion?  How are particular communities working to challenge discomfort and taboos around mental health concerns?  What do therapists, psychiatrists and other providers of mental health need to learn in order to provide inclusive care to diverse populations?

Bring your questions and concerns to add to this vital discussion.


  • Kwasi Kafele, Director, Corporate Diversity, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
  • Martha Ocampo, Co-Director, Across Boundaries
  • Farzana Doctor, Psychotherapist/Consultant/Educator/Writer

Please register for this event (no admission charge).  RSVP by January 11, 2008.

Please bring flyers, brochures or other information about your organization's inclusion initiatives to share with other participants.

For more information contact us by email or at (416) 408-4841 x4.

Refreshments supplied courtesy of Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition 

We invite you to join OILN. Please fill out the OILN Membership Form on our website at

An inclusive society creates both the feeling and the reality of belonging and helps each of us reach our full potential.