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Posts by Access Alliance on critical determinants of health for newcomer communities.

TechSpark Reflection

The following is a reflection piece written by two of our Summer Youth Workers, and former clients, who coordinated and oversaw our innovative TechSpark program. In it Agan Leyli and Shahal Ahmed take the opportunity to speak on how their time at Access Alliance, as youth clients and later as employees, have impacted them. Both have been an invaluable addition to the youth team, their time with us made even more meaningful by their start as youth clients: Continue reading TechSpark Reflection

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Inspiring Change: Access Alliance Celebrates a Decade of Transformative Research

pic-1Informative, inspiring, celebratory…these are the words attendees used to describe the event Research for Change: Celebrating and Advancing 10 Years of Transformative Research. And what a cause for celebration! On April 27th, Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Organization marked a significant milestone: one decade of accomplishments in community-based, -led, and -located research. Continue reading Inspiring Change: Access Alliance Celebrates a Decade of Transformative Research

The Effects of Stigma on Accessing Mental Health Care

There are many perks to living in a city like Toronto, a drive down to Young and Dundas for shopping and a movie, a few blocks up to Young and Bloor for some delicious Shawarma, or Front and Jarvis St. for some grocery shopping at St. Lawrence Market. I feel confident in saying that you can find practically anything in this city. Continue reading The Effects of Stigma on Accessing Mental Health Care