Helping Canadian communities help Syrian refugees

The federal government has committed to bringing 25,000 Syrian refugees to Canada over the coming weeks and months. Many of these will be children and youth, who will have a range of physical, emotional and mental health needs.

Caring for Kids New to Canada is a comprehensive resource for people who work with immigrant and refugee children, youth and families. Developed by the Canadian Paediatric Society with input from a range of experts and organizations, the site has evidence-based information on medical conditions, mental health, child development, and much more. It also has a range of tools, checklists and links to local resources.

Among the many health issues covered on the site are:

The site also features resources to help families navigate the health system, and to make connections with local agencies:

Users can also access archived webinars and other presentations on various health topics.