Ethnic Media Chip Away at Stigma of Mental Illness Amid Pandemic

In the fifth and final edition of our “Bridging the Mainstream-Ethnic Digital Divide in Covid-19 Literacy” project, we focused on the mental health impact COVID-19 has had on recent immigrants, as covered by ethnic media in comparison to mainstream media.

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Police Reports Do Not Tell True Scale of Domestic Violence

Although Peel Regional police reports show a decrease in domestic violence this year, the director of Family Services of Peel says that for every 20 reported cases, there are another 40 unreported cases.

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Women Fleeing Abuse Need Culturally Specific Services

Lack of language skills, community support and cultural constraints prevent many immigrant and ethnic women from fleeing abusive relationships and seeking help. The most recent figures from Statistics Canada show that one quarter of all…

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Understanding Immigrant Women and Domestic Violence

Many immigrant women who are experiencing domestic violence require culturally sensitive support services. A new project on Canada’s east coast aims to ensure these types of services are made available. The New Brunswick Multicultural Council…

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Immigration Policy Should Not ‘Culturalize’ Family Violence: Community Leaders

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,” wrote Charles Dickens in the famous opening lines of his novel, A Tale of Two Cities. A similar scenario was set up when…

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