Trauma Response Workshop

Join us for a free, practical training workshop on addressing refugee psychological distress with cultural competency on August 11th, 2018. This workshop is recommended for anyone working directly with refugees and may be of particular benefit to settlement workers, sponsors, student groups, social workers, and teachers. Space is limited, register at:

 The aim of the workshop is:

  1.  To develop core skills in people working with refugees experiencing acute stress and trauma-related mental health concerns
  2. To increase mental health literacy of available mental health resources for refugees


Dr. Samer Aldandashi: An expert on Syrian refugee trauma through his work providing psychiatric services to conflict zones. 

Dr. Clare Pain: A specialist on cultural aspects of psychological trauma who has worked extensively with refugees experiencing trauma at the Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture.


This event is brought to you by UOSSM-Canada, in collaboration with ISNA Canada, the Muslim Medical Association of Canada (MMAC), the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation and the Institute for Global Health Equity and Innovation.


Evening of Tribute

It is with great pleasure that UOSSM Canada invites YOU to our donor appreciation (iftar) dinner. This year's event, aptly entitled, An Evening of Tribute, is held in appreciation of your investments in our medical relief efforts. Join us, as we share the impact of your donations on our projects & activities from the past year and future initiatives that are invested in the long-term well being of Syria.  

The event will take place in Oakville at Harbour Banquet and Conference Centre on the scenic shores of Bronte. Please join us for a complementary dinner (iftar) at Harbour Banquet and Conference Centre (2340 Ontario St., Oakville ON) on Friday June 1st, 2018 from 7:30 – 10:00 pm.

Please let us know if you would be interested in sponsoring by emailing





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