Health and Wellbeing


Building Capacity Together is a collaborative project involving all Local Immigration Partnerships in Toronto. The goal of this project is to enhance the capacity of communities and service systems to address the unique needs of refugee claimants and other vulnerable newcomers in Toronto.

We are excited to announce the launch of our website, which was created specifically for the Building Capacity Together project.


This toolbox is a compilation of the Toronto North Local Immigration Partnership (TNLIP) projects implemented in 2016-2017. The TNLIP served as a “backbone” for all the projects – facilitating, coordinating, organizing, finding resources and more to support the projects initiated by the three workgroups: Settlement, Orientation & Language, Health & Well-being and Employment & Labour Market. Several of these projects were supported by other Toronto LIPs. We thank all the group members, partners and our funder for making these projects succeed!

Occupational Stress Reactions

Frontline social workers are affected by empathetic engagement with traumatized clients and their reports of traumatic experience. Information and resources on how to address these issues would contribute to the improved self-care of frontline workers and will result and better quality of services in the long run. 

The presentation provided at the link outlines some basic strategies for frontline workers about how to cope with work related stress and traumatic experiences. 

Talk About 2017 Forum Report - Final

Toronto is the prime destination for newcomers in Canada and more Syrian newcomers settled in Toronto during the Syrian refugees’ resettlement initiative. Many of the agencies from different sectors have adopted specific strategies and approaches to better serve their newcomer clients. A majority of mentioned strategies and approaches are successful but remain within the usage domain of mentioned agencies.