Forum: Bill C31 and IFH - Implications on Mental and Emotional Health


The Rights of Non-Status Women Network (RNSWN) is hosting a forum to discuss recent changes to Canada’s immigration system (Bill C-31 and cuts to the Interim Federal Health Program) and the implications of this for service providers working in the areas of immigration, gender, and non-status rights.  This forum is open to VAW (violence against women) workers, shelter workers, community health workers, students, activists, academics, and community members.


Date: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 from 12:30-4
Location: Galbraith Building, University of Toronto, 35 St. George Street, Toronto


Julie Lassonde ~ Implications of Bill C-31
Vanessa Wright ~ Implications of cuts to IFH program
Manavi Handa, RM ~ Impact of changes for pregnant refugee women
Farah N. Mawani ~ Systemic Discrimination and Mental Health
Raelene Prieto ~ Gender and Mental Health
Tanisha Sri Bhaggiyadatta ~ Springtide Community Needs Assessment & Next Steps


Registration is $5 at the door (cash only), students are free with valid student ID.  Please RSVP to Venue is wheelchair accessible and notetaking provided.  ASL interpretation is to be confirmed.  Please let us know of any accessibility needs so that we can do our best to accommodate them.  Light lunch and snacks will be served.  Individuals are also welcome to bring any resources, pamphlets, and printed materials from their agencies to be placed at the community resource table.


The Rights of Non-Status Women Network would like to thank our event sponsors for their generous donations:

The South Asian Community Legal Clinic of Ontario (SALCO)
Forced Marriage Project – Agincourt Community Services Association
The Sweet Potato Natural Foods Grocery Store
Agora Cafe