#99 Refugee Healthcare in Canada


Oct 13, 2021

Humanitarian crises from around the world, attributed to various causes such as war and climate change, have resulted in the displacement of millions of people worldwide. Some of these displaced individuals journey to other countries, such as Canada, to settle and start new lives. However, a refugee’s journey doesn’t end once they arrive in their new home, they must navigate a new system to access housing, healthcare, and education, while potentially facing numerous barriers along the way. In this episode of Raw Talk, we interview experts to gain a Canadian perspective on the unique health experience of refugees, and the resettlement process for refugees living in Canada. Steve Meagher discusses who refugees are and the barriers they face to accessing healthcare services in Canada. Dr. Praseedha Janakiram sheds light on the diversity of refugees and their journeys from leaving their homeland to settling into a new life. Dr. Meb Rashid speaks to the routine health issues that refugee families face and how primary and community healthcare is tailored to those needs.

Centre for Refugee Children
Women’s College Hospital Crossroads Clinic
The Toronto Addis Ababa Academic Collaboration (TAAAC)
The Canadian Collaborative Mental Health Care Conference - Dr. Janakiram speaking
Christie Refugee Welcome Centre
Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture

Steve Meagher

Project Director, Centre for Refugee Children; Co-Chair, Family Sector Table, Toronto Shelter Network

Dr. Meb Rashid

Family Doctor & Medical Director, Crossroads Clinic, Women's College Hospital; Co-Founder, Canadian Doctors for Refugee Care & Christie Refugee Health Clinic

Dr. Praseedha Janakiram

Family Doctor, Crossroads Clinic, Women's College Hospital; Assistant Professor, Dept Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto

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