Like in all communities, mental illness is an uncomfortable topic to talk about for Bangladeshis. There is a predominant belief that mental illness doesn’t touch us. We look at the outside community and say mental illness is something that affects them, not us.
Access Alliance warmly invites contributions to our new blog series called Immigrants as Nation Builders which is going to be hosted as a special blog series on Newcomerhealthmatters.com. This special blog post series will feature everyday examples of how immigrants are transforming Canada, within and through the opportunities and adversities they face.
Over 25 years ago, a group of dedicated community members, all newcomers to Canada, got together to address concerns they shared. Here is the journey of Access Alliance from then to now; 25 years of achieving health with dignity.
1989 – Access Alliance Multicultural Community Health Centre opens