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Crossing Cultures Dialogue Series: Toronto Edition #1

July 2, 2019 | 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

Crossing Cultures aims to bring together a community of young people of colour to discuss their experiences with mental health.

About this Event

Crossing Cultures Dialogue Series aims to bring together a community of young people of colour to discuss their experiences with mental health/well-being, culture, and family. Through facilitated dialogue, we will explore and understand the effects of differing cultural values, various family dynamics, and pressures of the “model minority” stereotype on mental well-being. Join us for an evening of dialogue as we navigate the intersections of culture/identity and mental health.

This event is being held in collaboration with the Collaborative for South Asian Mental Health, a Toronto based group of researchers working to improve the mental health of South Asian communities.

Date: July 2nd, 2019

Location: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Room 2029 – 33 Russell Street, Toronto, ON. M5S 2S1

Time: 5:15 pm – 8:00 pm (Light refreshments will be served at the event, but please make dinner plans accordingly)

Who is this for?

This event is for any young adult who is a person of colour and who wants to explore mental health, culture, well-being, and family. Our intention is to create a space for people of colour to connect and converse.

Accessibility Information

Accessible entrances through Huron Street, at the southeast corner of floor 1 and Spadina Avenue entrance, adjacent to floor 1 of the Tower, accessed from the pathway next to the Spadina Avenue driveway. This space is wheelchair accessible. Please email us at [email protected] if you have further accessibility needs and we will make the appropriate arrangements.

Land Acknowledgement

We would like to acknowledge that our event is taking place on the traditional, unceded, stolen territories of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples.


5:39 pm – 6:00 pm | Check-in to the event

6:00 pm – 7:15 pm | Welcome, Introductions, facilitated dialogue

7:15 pm – 7:25 pm | Break (light refreshments provided)

7:25 pm – 8:00 pm | facilitated dialogue, closing reflections

What is GenAi and who are we?

GenAi is a project put on by a group of Simon Fraser University students/recent alumni who hopes to enable people of colour, their families, and associated community members to gather together to engage in conversations about mental health and well-being as people of colour. We are interested in exploring the intersections of culture and family that has shaped the struggles, stressors, and lived experiences of mental well-being in this demographic. GenAi would also like to create a community of young people who can connect on these issues to develop our individual understanding as racialized young people and our society’s understanding to prompt systemic change.

By creating this community, we hope to bring people together to share their own thoughts, experiences, and ideas so that we can grow, learn, and support one another.


CAMH – 33 Russell Location

33 Russell Street

Toronto, ON M5S 2S1


July 2, 2019
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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