This report provides information on two projects – Mental Health Navigation Tool and Mental Health Ambassadors – planned and implemented by the inter-agency workgroup that included four Toronto Local Immigration Partnerships (LIPs), Toronto Newcomer Office, Hong Fook Mental Health Association, “Iamsick.ca” social enterprise and Toronto Public Health. The projects were implemented in 2016-2017 without any financial investments.
The report includes information on the history of the projects, and describes the rationale, implementation stages and project results.
We hope that this resource will be useful to organizations that are striving to create welcoming spaces for their clients and healthy work environments for their employees in addressing mental health issues. This report could also provide some guidelines to groups that are embarking on similar projects or want to explore opportunities uncovered by these projects.