Immigrant & Refugee Health


: rhi.uottawa@gmail.com
: 451 Smyth Rd, Ottawa, ON K1H 8L1

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The Refugee Health Initiative program (RHI) aims to help refugees overcome the various barriers they encounter upon their new transition to Canada. Medical students will be actively involved in promoting refugees’ health and in facilitating an easier integration into the community. This will involve engagement with refugees through medical intake interviews, workshops, and an annual health fair. In these settings and through speaker sessions, students will interact and collaborate with experienced colleagues working with refugees, including family physicians, social workers and interpreters. RHI offers multiple training opportunities on health advocacy, cross-cultural communication and collaboration skills. Furthermore, students involved in the affiliated RHI Community Service Learning (CSL) program can use these skills to mentor refugee families in collaboration with the Catholic Centre for Immigrants (CCI) and the Ottawa Newcomer Clinic.

: Naim Assemani
: nassemani@lassa.ca
: 613-236-0003 / 613-236-3111 ext :224
: 2410 Holly Lane Ottawa, ON K1V 7P1

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: Kailee Brennan
: kbrennan@matthewhouseottawa.org
: 613-212-1499
: 380 Centrepointe Dr, Ottawa, ON K2G 6A1

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: Paul Soulbliere
: Anneke@cciottawa.ca
: 613-232-9634 ext. 383
: 219 Argyle Ave. 5th floor, Ottawa, ON K2P 2H4

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: Siffan Rahman
: srahman@swchc.on.ca
: 613-691-0192
: 219 Argyle Avenue, Lower Level; Ottawa, ON K2P2H4 Canada

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: Dr. Doug Gruner
: dgruner@bruyere.org
: 75 Bruyere St., Ottawa ON

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Needs to be accompanied by two notes: (1) only available to current medical students; (2) explaining that elective spots book up early and priority is given to 4th year medical students - students are NOT guaranteed electives.