Supporting Armenian Syrian refugees: Unique needs and challenges

Supporting Armenian Syrian refugees: Unique needs and challenges


Wednesday November 15, 2017


9am - 10am


Since October 2015, over 40,000 Syrian refugees have resettled across Canada. As with other refugee populations, Syrian refugees are diverse and heterogenous in terms of culture, language and religious background, for example.

In this webinar, Jeanette Gevikoglu and Maida Icliates of Armenian Family Support Services discuss the mental health support services they provide to Syrian refugees in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and how they meet the unique needs and challenges of this refugee population, such as challenges in integration and adaption to life in Canada.  
This one-hour webinar include a 30-minute presentation by professionals in the settlement, social services or health care field followed by a 30-minute "Q&A" session where audience members are encouraged to ask questions, pose scenarios or contribute comments. 
CAMH Refugee Mental Health Project

Looking for more information about cross-cultural mental health literacy projects, as well as mental health & substance use resources available in different languages?  
Visit our Kelty Cross-Cultural page here





Jeanette Gevikoglu

Maida Icliates


Jeanette Gevikoglu, BA, LLM, board member, and Maida Icliates, BSc, founder, Armenian Family Support Services

BC Children's Hospital

This is an agency of Provincial Health Services Authority, providing provincial tertiary mental health services to the citizens of British Columbia. Programs include: Adult Tertiary Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatric Services, Child & Adolescent Mental Health, Women’s Reproductive Mental Health, as well as the Provincial Specialized Eating Disorders Program for children and youth located at the BC Children’s Hospital.

Provincial Health Services Authority

Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) is one of six health authorities – the other five health authorities serve geographic regions of BC.

Ministry of Health

British Columbia Ministry of Health

RBC Children's Mental Health Project

RBC Children’s Mental Health Project is RBC's cornerstone “health and wellness” pillar; RBC Children’s Mental Heath Project is a multi-year philanthropic commitment to support community-based and hospital programs that reduce stigma, provide early intervention and increase public awareness about children’s mental health issues.

BC Children's Hospital Foundation

Through a wide range of fundraising events and opportunities, The BC Children's Hospital Foundation is united with its donors by a single, simple passion - to improve the health and the lives of the young people who enter BC Children's Hospital every day.