Mental health of refugees in Canada calls for urgent attention
Refugees in Canada were already facing inequalities in regard to mental health care, and the pandemic merely functioned to bring those issues to the forefront.
Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Minister Marco Mendicino and Women and Gender Equality Minister Maryam Monsef greet Afghan refugees arriving in Canada on Aug. 4. Barriers to accessing available mental health services and the lack of culturally appropriate and tailored services impede on the ability of refugees to ameliorate the state of their mental health, write Rukhsana Ahmed and Victoria Strachan. Photograph of Marco Mendicino's Twitter