The Canadian Centre for Refugee & Immigrant Health Care published a series of patient stories in the Spring of 2017 illustrating the impact and state of health services for refugees in Canada. One is the story of Samir, who arrived to Canada with his mother at the age of twelve and was denied access to health insurance for 90 days, a period during which he broke his arm from falling off of his bike. The Emergency Department in Toronto refused to see him unless his mother paid a $500 fee, of which she was unable to pay. Another is the story of Nadia, age two, who has lived in Toronto since she was two months old. She does not have the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP), and all healthcare costs must be paid for out of pocket.
Jean Monnet Event
Friday, April 27, 2018 - 10:00 to 18:00