Reprinted from "Culture" issue of Visions Journal, 2014, 9 (4), p. 36
Multicultural Mental Health Resource Centre (MMHRC)
Visit www.multiculturalmentalhealth.ca for MMHRC. MMHRC is a comprehensive Canadian resource for mental health topics around diverse cultures, ethnicities, languages, religions, and other important areas. You’ll find information and tools as well as directories of service providers, local and national organizations, translators, and other key contacts.
Indigenous Cultural Competency (ICC) Online Training Program
View ICC's online training program at www.culturalcompetency.ca. ICC, delivered by the Provincial Health Services Authority, is a series of online training courses for those who work directly or indirectly with Aboriginal community members. The core course focuses on knowledge, self-awareness, and skills. ICC Health and ICC Mental Health further focus on issues around health and mental health.
Creating Culturally Safe Care in Hospital Settings for People who Use(d) Illicit Substances
View the Centre for Addiction Research of BC bulletin at www.carbc.ca/PublicationsResources/Research/ResearchBulletins.aspx. This research bulletin from the Centre for Addictions Research of BC outlines principles of culturally safe care for people who use, have used, or are assumed to use substances. You’ll learn more about the impact of stereotypes on health care, as well as practices that encourage respectful and inclusive care.
BC Council for Families
Visit the full BC Council for Families website at www.bccf.ca. The BC Council for Families offers many resources for family members and professionals, including Value Wars: Battle of the generations (www.bccf.ca/all/resources/value-wars-battle-generations) which discusses intergenerational conflict between family members and proposes new ways to think about these tensions. You’ll also find Family Connections Magazine for family service providers in BC (www.bccf.ca/family-connections). Recent issues include LGBTQ families and diversity.
Visit Qmunity's website at www.qmunity.ca. Qmunity, BC’s queer resource centre, offers programs and resources for youth, adults, and older adults, as well as education and resources around supporting safe and inclusive communities. You’ll find information for community members who identify as LGBTQ as well as information for people who support or serve LGBTQ community members.
United Nations Human Rights
Visit the United Nations Human Rights site at www.ohchr.org. The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights works to promote and protect human rights around the world. Learn more about human rights and find fact sheets, tools for educators, policy guidance, and other important resources.
View Within Sight's current and past issues at www.heretohelp.bc.ca/newsletter/mynewsletters. A quarterly enewsletter from HeretoHelp for people who provide services to multicultural community members in BC. You’ll find research and best practices, resources, events, and more.
This list is not comprehensive and does not imply endorsement of resources.