Newcomer Health

  • Sherbourne provides family health care, counselling, health education and supportive services to New Canadians (resident for 10 years or less), within Sherbourne’s neighbourhood; a diverse community of South East Toronto. Sherbourne New Canadians drop in clinic strives to promote primary care, counselling, education and skills on nutrition and healthy lifestyle choices.

    For more information about registering as a new client to see a healthcare provider at Sherbourne, CLICK HERE.

    Services Offered

    • You will be able to have regular visits with a family practitioner
    • Consult regarding your health
    • Update immunization records
    • Enhance your knowledge of nutrition and prevention of common diseases
    • Learn skills to cope with emergencies and chronic disease self-management
    • Counselling – Stress management, conflict resolution and other mental health issues
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Newcomer Resource PackageNewcomer Resource Package

The Welcome Package was created by the Newcomer Health Team so that new clients receive important information that may be helpful in their resettlement process. This package has information on: post-secondary education in Ontario, immunizations and vaccines, food and healthy eating, primary care and health insurance, banking, employment services, finding housing and understanding tenant insurance, and more. It also contains phone numbers and addresses of a wide variety of services that are in Downtown East Toronto, including mental health supports and crisis lines, settlement services, LGBT2SQ Newcomer supports and dental care. The package has been translated into the following languages: Amharic, Arabic, Simplified Chinese, Farsi, Tamil, Spanish and Urdu.

As the package is updated on an annual basis and translations are on-going, please check back regularly.

Click the links below to download the following PDF documents:

Low-Cost Resource Guide: Low-Cost/ Free Healthcare Services in TorontoLow Cost Resource Guide

This Resource Guide was developed by the Newcomer Health Team at Sherbourne Health for service providers. It is meant to provide general information about low-cost and low barrier services in Toronto, as well as contact information should providers wish to learn more and/or share the information with clients. The services referenced in the Guide include, and are not limited to: community health centres, free clinics for non-insured clients, free and low-cost dental services, sexual health clinics, low-cost physiotherapy and massage, as well as low-cost mental health and psychotherapy options. There are also interactive maps included to help providers navigate services by location and catchment area.

This Guide is updated annually and therefore it is recommended to verify all information in advance of seeking services by contacting each service directly. Any updates should be communicated to: info@sherbourne.on.ca.


Building a Refugee Mental Health Framework *Video* 

Sherbourne’s Dr. Nalini Pandalangat and community members from a spring 2016 workshop discuss their experiences and the importance of a refugee mental health framework (Courtesy of CAMH Education Network).

Sherbourne’s Dr. Nalini Pandalangat and community members from a spring 2016 workshop discuss their experiences and the importance of a refugee mental health framework (Courtesy of CAMH Education Network).

As leaders working with Canada’s Tamil mental health community, Sherbourne’s Dr. Nalini Pandalangat, Director of Newcomer Health & Specialty Services, and experts from CAMH and Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office, hosted a day-long workshop in May 2016 for a diverse group of researchers, service providers, program planners and professional associations. The purpose was to bring forward the complex issue of refugee mental health and present and seek feedback on a refugee mental health framework.

A video produced by the CAMH Education Network features Dr. Pandalangat and professionals from diverse fields who attended the workshop, as they discuss their experiences and the importance of a refugee mental health framework.

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