We are proud to launch a new department to support the mental health and wellbeing of our clients. Skills for Change launched mental health and wellness supports in 2018 with our Women Connecting with Women program. With this growing need of support for mental health and counselling for immigrant and refugee families, we have launched this department expanding our counselling and wellness supports to all clients to address the systemic barriers of newcomers and mental health challenges of unemployed persons, to provide them with the tools needed to assist with their economic integration.

Our new Mental Health and Well-Being Supports will have four staff members dedicated to providing our clients with mental health and wellbeing supports and will provide the following programs and services including

One-on-One Counselling

At Skills for Change we have experienced settlement counsellors who facilitate the social, economic and civic integration of immigrants and refugees in Canada.

COVID-19 Recovery & Resiliency Program (CORR)

The COVID-19 Recovery & Resiliency Program (CORR) will provide mental health and wrap around supports to Ontario Works recipients who have been impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Women Connecting with Women

Women Connecting with Women addresses the systemic issues of newcomer women who face multi-barriers and provides newcomer women with tools and resources to reduce social isolation, increase self-esteem, increase their networks and build confidence.

Virtual Connections Program

Virtual Connections Project will support the mental health, social and well being of individuals and families from vulnerable communities who are most negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Meet the Team

Narges Khazraei

Women Connecting with Women (Support & Counselling)

Fataneh Naghavi

Supervisor, Mental Health & Counselling

Jacklyn Kwok

Counsellor, Mental Health and Crisis Intervention

Radhika Sharma

Manager, Programs and Services

Contact Us

If you have any questions on mental health and wellbeing supports provided by Skills for Change, please contact: 

Email: mentalhealth@skillsforchange.org