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El cuidado de la salud en Canadá: une guía para recién llegados a Ontario

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Resource Language: 
Spanish
Translated Title: 
Health care in Canada: a guide for Ontario newcomers (Spanish)
Media Type: 
Online
Author: 
Dana Rudiak
Publisher: 
Newcomer Orientation to the Health System Project
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Provides a guide, in Spanish, about the health care system in Canada for newcomers living in Toronto, Ontario. Includes a list of contacts and referrals.

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Health information for newcomers

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Resource Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Online
Publisher: 
Citizenship and Immigration Canada
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Explains how to get medical services in Canada, how to apply for a provincial health insurance card, which medical services are and are not covered by Medicare, and what to do when visiting or moving to another province.

Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre Society

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Training
Community education/development

Works to assist in the settlement and adjustment of immigrants and refugees in Canada. Provides services designed to increase the newcomer's participation in Canadian society by assisting the newcomer to overcome barriers, including such services as such as English as a Second Language, Home Tutoring, Job Coach Program, Settlement Program, etc.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
(250) 361-9433
Email Address: 
mail@vircs.bc.ca
Website/URL: 
Fax Number: 
(250) 361-1914
Street Address: 
Third floor 535 Yates St.
City: 
Victoria
Province: 
British Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V8W 2Z6

PEI Association for Newcomers to Canada

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Training
Community education/development
Advocacy

Forms a community-based immigrant support organization that supports newcomers' integration by providing services, in partnership with the community. Provides information, training and resources to social institutions, service-providers, government departments and the mainstream community so they can strengthen their capacity and ability to welcome and address the needs of immigrants; and so they can respond quickly, effectively, appropriately, and in a culturally sensitive manner. Assists in the provision of life skills training for immigrants and in the provision of cross-cultural awareness training for social institutions, service-providers, government departments and the mainstream community. Identifies related research and information needs; sponsors research and analysis into the current situation in Prince Edward Island for immigrants. Develops cross-cultural sensitivity, educational and awareness resources for use by social institutions, service-providers, government departments, immigrants and the mainstream community, to increase understanding of the issues affecting immigrants.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
(902) 628-6009
Email Address: 
info@peianc.com
Website/URL: 
Fax Number: 
(902) 894-4928
Street Address: 
179 Queen Street PO Box 2846
City: 
Charlottetown
Province: 
Prince Edward Island
Postal/ZIP Code: 
C1A 8C4

Multicultural Association of Fredericton

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Community education/development
Advocacy

Forms an organization that disseminates and advances ethnocultural education in the community; encourages and promotes the concept of multiculturalism; assists new arrivals in the community by providing referral services and English as a Second Language Classes; sponsors social events that promote intercultural contacts; and organizes conferences and seminars to sensitize the community in Fredericton and the surrounding areas.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
(506) 450-9033
Email Address: 
mcaf@mcaf.nb.ca
Website/URL: 
Street Address: 
123 York Street Suite 201
City: 
Fredericton
Province: 
New Brunswick
Postal/ZIP Code: 
E3B 3N6

Culture and Mental Health Research Unit

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Organization Type: 
Educational Institution
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Research

Conducts research on depression, anxiety and somatization among Canadian First Nations and Inuit peoples, immigrants and refugees, and in multicultural primary care settings.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
514-340-7549
Email Address: 
cmhru@mail.mcgill.ca
Fax Number: 
514-340-7503
Street Address: 
Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry 4333 chem de la Côte Ste-Catherine
City: 
Montreal
Province: 
Québec
Postal/ZIP Code: 
H3T 1E4

Providing primary health care to immigrants and refugees: the North Hamilton experience

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Resource Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
Nancy Fowler
Publisher: 
Canadian Medical Association Journal
Publication Date: 
1998
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Provides an overview of the critical health issues that affect immigrants and refugees in Canada and describes the attempts of the Immigrant/Refugee Health Program of the North Hamilton Community Health Centre to meet their needs. Includes references.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 00084409
ISSN 08203946

EthnoMed

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Resource Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Online
Publisher: 
University of Washington Health Sciences Library and Harborview Medical Center
Publication Place: 
Seattle, WA

Provides a website containing medical and cultural information on immigrant and refugee groups. Contains information specific to groups in the Seattle area, but much of the cultural and health information is of interest and applicable in other geographic areas.

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Centre for Refugee Studies

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Organization Type: 
Educational Institution
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Research

Produces research on refugee advocacy, inequities in the global refugee regime, and managing environmental and resource conflicts, as well as education for refugees—both abroad and in Canada.

Contact Info
Email Address: 
crs@yorku.ca
Website/URL: 
Street Address: 
Room 322 York Lanes 4700 Keele Street
City: 
Toronto
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M3J 1P3

Keeping Canadian values in health care symposium

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Resource Language: 
English
Translated Title: 
La préservation des valeurs canadiennes au Symposium sur les soins de santé
Owning Org: 
Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Womens' Health (ACEWH)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Publisher: 
Moving Towards Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Halifax, NS

Provides a synopsis of the major highlights and recommendations forwarded during a symposium examining the multicultural health services in Nova Scotia.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ACEWH IMWO.M68 2000
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