When the refugees arrive

March 2016   Comments

Focused on Helping Refugees Move Forward

When nurse practitioner Vanessa Wright began working with refugees at the Crossroads Clinic at Toronto’s Women’s College Hospital in 2011, she braced herself for the difficult stories she thought patients would disclose about their journeys and the trauma that precipitated their flights.

Ready to Welcome

The federal government committed to bringing in 25,000 Syrian refugees by the end of February. The health-care professionals tasked with preparing for this influx are up to the challenge.

From the archives: A New Lifestyle in a New Land

Canadian nurses have been instrumental in helping refugees escape war-torn countries and persecution and resettle in Canada. In this article from the March 1981 issue, Violet Joe describes the health needs of new arrivals in Ottawa and how services for them were coordinated.

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