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Discover the latest tools, resources, and evidence you need to respond to emerging issues facing Canada’s most vulnerable young people.

Find important announcements, reports, policy papers, tools, and other resources from our partners that address urgent issues facing children and youth today.

This page is ever evolving. Check back regularly for new resources and issues covered. Do you have a recommendation for a resource we should be featuring? Contact us at info@wisdom2action.org.

Resources for Supporting Young Refugees

As a follow up to our event "Wisdom2Action: Best Practices to Support Young Refugees" we've compiled a list of tools, resources, and research that will help guide your work with refugee children and youth new to Canada. They have been created by Wisdom2Action and colleagues from around the world.

Do you have a suggestion for a resource we should include? Send us an email at info@wisdom2action.org.

Join our #YoungRefugees Community of Practice

 

The #YoungRefugees Community of Practice is a space to discuss best practices, discover opportunities, and share resources to advance the skills, services, and programs that support refugee young people.

This initiative is the result of a conversation started at the #YoungRefugees Wisdom2Action event, where participants expressed interest in having an online platform for continued discussion and collaboration.

What to Expect

  • Online discussion board
  • Resource sharing platform
  • Webinars and other learning opportunities
Request Access Download the Info Sheet

Links and Resources

Responding to the Mental Health Needs of Children, Youth, and Families New to Canada - POLICY PAPER
Caring for Kids New to Canada - GUIDE FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

Caring for Kids New to Canada


Canadian Paediatric Society

A guide for health professionals working with immigrant and refugee children and youth.

Refugee Mental Health Project - WEB PORTAL

Refugee Mental Health Project


Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

“The Refugee Mental Health Project aims to build settlement, social and health service providers’ knowledge and skills regarding refugee mental health and promote inter-sector and inter-professional collaboration. We hope this initiative will help contribute to an informed, sustainable network of service provision.”

Welcoming Syrian Newcomer Students & Families to School - INFO-SHEET

INFO-SHEET: Welcoming Syrian Newcomer Students & Families to School


School Mental Health ASSIST

Designed to provide introductory information for educators in supporting the mental health and well-being of newcomer students.

Newcomer Community Wellness Project - ISANS REPORT

Newcomer Community Wellness Project: Im/migrants’ Perspectives of their Mental Health and Wellness


Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS)

The Newcomer Community Wellness Project aims to develop a model to provide equitable and culturally competent mental health services to im/migrants and to help communities increase their ability to respond to issues of mental, health, wellness and addictions.

Arab Knowledge Report 2014: Youth and Localization of Knowledge - UNDP REPORT
Culture, Context and the Mental Health and Psychosocial Wellbeing of Syrians - UNHCR REPORT

Culture, Context and the Mental Health and Psychosocial Wellbeing of Syrians


UN High Commissioner for Refugees

Hassan, G, Kirmayer, LJ, Mekki- Berrada A., Quosh, C., el Chammay, R., Deville-Stoetzel, J.B., Youssef, A., Jefee-Bahloul, H., Barkeel-Oteo, A., Coutts, A., Song, S. & Ventevogel, P.

A review for mental health and psychosocial support staff working with Syrians affected by armed conflict.

Evidence in Sight Profile: Best Practices for working with trauma-affected newcomers (KNOWLEDGE SYNTHESIS REPORT)

Evidence in Sight Profile: Best Practices for working with trauma-affected newcomers


Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health

Resources for Preventing Sexual Violence

Below you will find links to tools, resources, and research that will help guide your work with preventing sexual violence and supporting those who have experienced it. They have been created by Wisdom2Action and colleagues from across Canada and are sorted by province. Phone numbers for crisis lines have also been provided below, all of which operate 24/7.

Do you have a suggestion for a resource we should include? Send us an email at info@wisdom2action.org.

Links and Resources

Newfoundland & Labrador

Kids Help Phone – Crisis Line(s): 1-800-668-6868

Victim Services (709) 729-7970

Nova Scotia
Prince Edward Island
New Brunswick

Kids Help Phone – Crisis Line(s): 1-800-668-6868

Victim Services NB

  • Bathurst (506) 547-2924
  • Bouctouche (506) 743-7251
  • Burton (506) 357-4035
  • Campbellton (506) 789-2388
  • Edmundston (506) 735-2543
  • Fredericton (506) 453-2768
  • Grand Falls (506) 473-7706
  • Moncton (506) 856-2875
  • Miramichi (506) 627-4065
  • Richibucto (506) 523-7150
  • Shediac (506) 533-9100
  • St. John (506) 658-3742
  • St. Stephen (506) 466-7414
  • Tracedie-Sheila (506) 394-3690
  • Woodstock (506) 325-4422
Quebec

Crime Victims Assistance Centre

Kids Help Phone – Crisis Line(s): 1-800-668-6868

Regroupement Québécois des CALACS – Crisis Line(s): 1-888-933-9007-

SOS Violence Conjugale – Crisis Line(s): 1-800-363-9010

Ontario

Amelia Rising Sexual Assault Centre of Nipissing – Crisis Line(s): 705-476-3355

Anishnaabe Kwewag Gamig Regional Women’s Shelter – Crisis Line(s): Toll Free: 1-800-388-5171 | TTY: 905-352-3506

Assaulted Women’s Helpline – Crisis Line(s): 1-866-863-0511 | TTY 1-866-863-7868 | #SAFE (#7233)

Athena’s Sexual Assault Services – Simcoe – Crisis Line(s): 705-737-2008 | 1-800-987-0799

Catholic Family Services Walk-In Counselling

Chatham-Kent Sexual Assault Crisis Centre – Crisis Line(s): 519-354-8688

CHEO Abuse and Trauma Clinic

Child, Youth and Family Crisis Line of Eastern Ontario – Crisis Line(s): 1-877-377-7775

Counselling Centre of East Algoma – Crisis Line(s): 1-800-721-0077

Durham Rape Crisis Centre – Crisis Line(s): 905-668-9200

Fem’aide (Fr) – Crisis Line(s): 1-877-336-2433 | TTY 1-866-860-7082

Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre – Crisis Line(s): 705-741-0260

Kenora Sexual Assault Centre – Crisis Line(s): 807-468-7233 | 1-800-565-6161

Kids Help Phone – Crisis Line(s): 1-800-668-6868

Men & Healing

Oshawa-Durham Rape Crisis Centre – Crisis Line(s): 905-668-9200

Ottawa Distress Line – Crisis Line(s): 613-238-3311

Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre – Crisis Line(s): 613-562-2333

Queen’s For The Boys

Sexual Assault Centre of Brant – Crisis Line(s): 519-751-3471

Sexual Assault Centre Hamilton & Area (SACHA) – Crisis Line(s): 905-525-4162

Sexual Assault Centre Kingston – Crisis Line(s): 613-544-6424 | 1-877-544-6424

Sexual Assault Centre London – Crisis Line(s): 519-438-2272 | 1-877-529-2272

Sexual Assault Centre of Peel – Crisis Line(s): 1-800-810-0180

Sexual Assault Centre for Quinte & District – Crisis Line(s): 1-877-544-6424

Sexual Assault Crisis Centre of Essex County – Crisis Line(s): 519-253-9667

Sexual Assault Support Centre of Ottawa – Crisis Line(s): 613-234-2266

Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region – Crisis Line(s): 519-741-8633

Sexual Assault Support Services for Women, Cornwall – Crisis Line(s): 613-932-1603 (En) | 613-932-1705 (Fr)

Sexual Assault Survivors’ Centre Sarnia-Lambton – Crisis Line(s): 519-337-3320

Sexual Assault & Violence Intervention Services of Halton-Halton – Crisis Line(s): 905-875-1555

Thunder Bay Sexual Abuse & Sexual Assault Counselling & Crisis Centre – Crisis Line(s): 807-344-4502

Walk-in Counselling Clinic Ottawa

Toronto Rape Crisis Centre – Crisis Line(s): (416) 597-8808

Women in Crisis Algoma – Crisis Line(s): 1-877-759-1230

Women in Crisis Guelph-Wellington – Crisis Line(s): 519-836-5710 | 1-800-265-7233

Women’s House Serving Bruce and Grey: Sexual Assault Services – Crisis Line(s): 1-866-578-5566

Women’s Sexual Assault Centre of Renfrew County – Crisis Line(s): 1-800-663-3060

Women’s Support Network of York Region – Crisis Line(s): 1-800-263-6734 | 905-895-7313

Youth Mental Health Walk-In Clinic

Manitoba

Family Violence Helpline – Crisis Line(s): 1-877-977-0007 | TTY: 1-888-987-2829

Kids Help Phone – Crisis Line(s): 1-800-668-6868

Manitoba Justice

Manitoba Victim Services

Saskatchewan

Kids Help Phone – Crisis Line(s): 1-800-668-6868

Victim Services Saskatchewan

Alberta

Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters – Crisis Line(s): 1-866-331-3933 | 1-855-242-3310 (First Nations and Inuit)

Family Violence Info Line – Crisis Line(s): 780-310-1818

Kids Help Phone – Crisis Line(s): 1-800-668-6868

ManUp for Mental Health

Victim Services Alberta

British Columbia

BC RCMP Victim Services

Ending Violence Association of BC (EVA BC)

Kids Help Phone – Crisis Line(s): 1-800-668-6868

VictimLink – Crisis Line(s): 1-800-563-0808 | TTY: 604-875-0885 | Text: 604-836-6381

Yukon

Kids Help Phone – Crisis Line(s): 1-800-668-6868

Victim Services Yukon – Tel: (867) 667-8500

Northwest Territories

Kids Help Phone – Crisis Line(s): 1-800-668-6868

Native Women’s Association of the NWT – Tel: (867)-873-5509

Victim Services NWT – Tel: 1-867-767-9261

Nunavut

Kids Help Phone – Crisis Line(s): 1-800-668-6868

Department of Community Justice

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