The Canadian Collaboration for Immigrant and Refugee Health (CCIRH) is a ten year old interdisciplinary collaboration involving over 150 primary care practitioners, specialists, researchers, immigrant community leaders, and policy makers. It aims to shine an evidence-based lens on the discipline of migrant health.


Our Mission

The Canadian Collaboration for Immigrant and Refugee Health Knowledge Exchange Network (CCIRH KEN) is a knowledge translation project aimed at improving the health of immigrants and refugees. It is designed to provide practical evidence-based recommendations and high quality education resources to primary care practitioners and medical students, immigrant community champions and health advocates, and health and immigration policymakers.

What we do

A stethoscope on a paper pad.

CCIRH began with comprehensive evidence based guidelines, e-checklists, e-learning, and most recently has created a policy development tool that may improve the inclusion of immigrant populations in mainstream policies and programs.

Initially made possible thanks to the participation of methodologists from the Cochrane Collaboration and the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care, CCIRH has continued to develop practical evidence-based recommendations and tools to help practitioners effectively meet the unfamiliar health and policy needs of newly arriving immigrants and refugees. For example Caring for a Syrian Refugee Family, CMAJ 2016.


We would like to acknowledge the following partners:

Logo: Bruyère

Logo: Canadian Medical Association

Logo: Cochrane

Logo: International Organization for Migration

Logo: Ontario College of Family Physicians

Logo: Canadian Red Cross

Logo: uOttawa

Logo: The College of Family Physicians of Canada

Logo: Catholic Centre for Immigrants / Ottawa

Logo: Public Health Agency of Canada

Funded in part through the Public Health Agency of Canada, Agence de la santé publique du Canada.

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