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Celebrate Black History Month

As part of CAMH’s Annual Calendar of Diversity Events, we are marking Black History Month with the following events:

The International African Inventors Museum

Date: Thursday, February 7
Time: All day
Location: Queen Street Mall, 1001 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON

Opening remarks at 9:30 a.m. by Dr. Kwame McKenzie and Francis Jeffers, Exhibit Curator.

The International African Inventors Museum promotes positive images and self-esteem in children and adults and teaches people of all nationalities about the contributions that Africans throughout the world have given to society. The International African Inventors Museum is a mobile museum, which travels nationally and internationally to inform in a visual display.

Over 12,000,000 people have been exposed to this unique experience at more than 1,000 events nationally and internationally, totaling over 38 states, 180 cities and four countries, including Toronto, Canada, Salvador, Bahia-Brazil, Ghana, Benin, West Africa.

Black Francophone Mental Health and Wellness

Date: Wednesday, February 20
Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Location: Russell Street, Room 4100

This forum offers a look at the risk and protective factors of improving wellness, mental health services and supports for GTA Francophone Black communities.

This panel, with welcoming remarks by Dr. Kwame McKenzie, will cover:

1.     Some risk and protective factors that influence the mental health and well-being of GTA francophone ethnocultural populations;

2.     The experience of francophone clients accessing mental health and/or addiction services; and,

3.     The experiences of  service providers working to promote the health and mental well-being among francophone ethnocultural populations

Panelists: (Please note that panel presentations will be in English)

  • Christelle Bony, Francophone Health Promoter/Agente de promotion de la santé en français.  Four Corners Health Centre, Malton, Satellite of Bramalea Community Health Centre.
  • Ketsa Maceus, RN, BScN, B.Ed, M.Ed, CAMH
  • Colette Raphael, RPh, B.Pharm., BCPP, Pharmacist, CAMH
  • TBA Francophone client/family member

For more information about the significance of Black History Month, the Historica-Dominion Institute—an independent organization dedicated to Canadian history, identity and citizenship— in partnership with the OBHS, developed the Black History in Canada Education Guide that covers many of the historical contributions of Black Canadians.

Citizenship and Immigration Canada also published a list of Black History Organizations and Educational Resources on Canadian Black history.

Feb 24, 2013, 5pm on TVO
Immigration Sickness” a lecture by Dr. Kwame McKenzie, Professor of Psychiatry at University of Toronto and Medical Director at CAMH, arguing for an evidence-based approach to choosing new Canadians. Sponsored by Literary Review of Canada.

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