Supporting internationally trained mental health professionals
The Mennonite New Life Centre of Toronto (MNLC) has a long history of supporting immigrants and the community in general. , helping them settle down in their new country. One such service is the community mental health program started about 20 years ago where it enlisted the services of internationally trained mental health professionals as volunteers to support people from different cultures. Soon MNLC realized the need to support these professionals to economically integrate into the Canadian mental health care system and launched a bridging program for them. Aimed at internationally trained psychologists and allied mental health professionals, the objective of the bridging program is to build cultural competencies and bridge the gaps between what they have learnt in their native country and what is required here in Canada.