As part of CAMH’s Annual Calendar of Diversity Events, we are marking Black
History Month with the following events:
The International African
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
is a mobile museum, which travels nationally and internationally to inform in a
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.
Francophone Mental Health and Wellness
Date: Wednesday, February 20
Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Location: Russell Street,
This forum offers a look at the risk and protective factors of improving
wellness, mental health services and supports for GTA Francophone Black
This panel, with welcoming remarks by Dr. Kwame McKenzie, will cover:
risk and protective factors that influence the mental health and well-being of
GTA francophone ethnocultural populations;
experience of francophone clients accessing mental health and/or addiction
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
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.