12th Annual GBC Mental Health Conference

George Brown Mental Health Conference 2011 logoThis year's theme was Cultural Diversity and Mental Health: Exploring Innovative Approaches to Mental Health Practices in our City.

Presenters and attendees explored:

  • How mental health is shaped by our cultural identity and its intersections with historical, socio-political and economic realities.
  • Culturally informed and transcultural mental health approaches and practices and how they meet individual needs.
  • Social exclusion and systemic inequities that affect ethnoracial and ethnocultural groups and anti-oppressive approaches to prioritize race and ethnicity in mental health practices.
  • Policy implications, service provisions and competency gaps impacting culturally diverse populations.

 The forum took place at:

George Brown College
(St. James Campus)
Centre for Financial Services Education (FS),
290 Adelaide Street East, Room 406
Toronto, Ontario

For more information, contact:

Tenzing Kunga
Assistant to the Chair
Gen. Education and Access-School of Works and College Preparation
Tel: 416.415.5000 ext. 3539



Thanks to the generous permission of our conference panelists, these PowerPoint presentations are available.
Please ensure that you credit the author when citing their work. (Note: all presentations are in PDF format)

Dr. Kwame McKenzie, Director of Diversity and Mental Health, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Bonnie Wong, Executive Director of Hong Fonk

Jeff D'Hondt, Manager of Aboriginal Services, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Aseefa Sarang, Executive Director of Across Boundaries

Baldev Mutta, Executive Director of the Punjabi Community Health Centre