Webinar: Promoting Wellness Among Syrian Transgender Refugees

Transgender refugees, as with LGB refugees overall, may face heightened mental health stress compared to straight or cisgender people. Experiences of transphobia, stigma, expectations of rejection and discrimination can negatively affect mental wellness.

Syrian refugees who are transgender may encounter additional sources of stress such as culture-based stigma, isolation and lack of access to support services.


  • Vince Pietropaolo is the General Manager of COSTI Family and Mental Health Services

Join this webinar in which Vince Pietropaolo will draw from COSTI’s experiences working with Syrian transgender refugees to discuss their needs and particular challenges in building a new life in Canada. The presentation will include discussion of factors affecting Syrian transgender refugees’ mental wellness and implications for settlement, social service and health care providers in appropriately promoting the mental health of these clients.

Date: June 16, 2017
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. EST.

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