Abdirahman Abdi was a 37 year old Somali-Canadian with mental health issues. He lived in Ottawa’s Hintonburg community at 55 Hilda Street. On July 24th 2016, following an incident at a local coffee shop where police were called, Abdirahman began running home for safety.
The Thaqalayn Muslim Association of UofT Scarborough (TMA UTSC), Thaqalayn Muslim Association of York University (TMA York), Imam Mahdi Youth (IMY), the Office of Majid Jowhari, Member of Parliament for Richmond Hill, the Afghan Youth Committee (AYC), and the Afghan Committee for Empowerment (ACE) have organized their FREE second Annual Mental Health Conference which will take place this Saturday, January 26th.
On September 25, The Federal Minister of Health announced $10 Million in funding for community initiatives addressing mental health and its determinants in diverse Black communities across Canada. The new Promoting Health Equity: Mental Health of Black Canadians Fund will support Black Canadians to develop more culturally focused knowledge, capacity and programs to improve mental health in their communities
Syrian Canadian Sara Takieddin crowdfunded on LaunchGood.comin order to pay off the debts she accumulated while struggling with mental illness and financial distress as an immigrant to Canada after her marriage ended badly.