Past Events

Health Promotion for Immigrant Mothers of Children with Developmental Disabilities

October 17 2022: Virtual Presentation by Dr. Joyce Kamanzi: Experiences of mothers using the Prevention Mother-to-Child Transmission Program to prevent human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) transmission in Rwanda, Lillian Meighen Wright Postdoctoral Fellow, York University. Event Flyer: Flyer Postdoc presentation - Dr Joyce Kamanzi.17Oct2022

April 29 2021: Knowledge Webinar: Mothering in the Academia during a Pandemic, Lillian Meighen Wright Foundation Maternal Child Health Scholars Program, York University. Event Flyer: YouTube Video:

Project Video: Mothering at the Margins: Towards an equity-based health promotion framework for racialized mothers of children with developmental disabilities

September 7 2018: Intersectional approaches to understanding Asian Canadian youth experiences of  integration and cultural identity in diaspora. York University. Event Booklet: YCAR Workshop Program, September 2018 [PDF]

March 2 2018: Improving Privacy for Young Adults with Developmental Disabilities through Research and Innovative Knowledge Translation: An Interactive Workshop. York University. Event Agenda: Privacy Project Workshop Agenda March 2 [PDF]

September 25 2017: Young Adults with Developmental Disabilities Privacy Project: Roundtable Event. York University

July 20 2017: Community Event: Impact of gender and migration status on accessing direct/ flexible/ self-directed social funding for developmental services in Ontario. NABORS - Neighbours Allied for Better Opportunities in Residential Support, Toronto, Ontario.  Event Agenda: YADD Community event agenda [PDF]

September 23 2016: Community Event: Health Promotion of Immigrant Mothers of Children with Developmental Disabilities: What is Relevant? Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, Toronto.  Event Agenda September 2016 [PDF] and Information Sheet #7- Study Findings [PDF]

March 5 2016  Panel: Intersectional approaches to youth identity, integration and resilience: Gender, migration and culture. (Nunes F & Khanlou N, Organizers and Moderators). 18th National Metropolis Conference. Toronto, ON.

October 1, 2015: 3rd Lillian Wright Maternal-Child Learning Institute: Global Maternal-Child Health. If you want to know more about the research presented at the event please refer to the Institute Booklet, October 2015 [PDF]

April 30, 2014: Using Vignettes as a Relevant Focus Group Method in School-Based Mental Health Research: Example from Brazil [PDF] By: Jaqueline Macedo. RSVP for this event by sending an email to by April 25, 2014

York University's 2nd Lillian Wright Maternal Child Institute: From lab to community based research [PDF]

Mothers Speak Up! Cafe Scientifique Booklet & Resources for Children and Their Families [PDF]

March 7, 2014: Immigrant and Refugee Women's Health Project (IRWHP) presents Knowledge Mobilization on Maternal and Child Health workshop. Refer to the agenda for more information about the workshop [PDF]. RSVP for this event by sending an email to by March 4, 2014.

View the full line up of Speakers for the Women's Mental Health and Wellbeing Speakers Series.

*Updated* February 13, 2014: Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital presents Bloom Speakers: Dr. Nazilla Khanlou & co-presenter Dr. Mahdieh Dastjerdi Visit the Bloom Blog to watch a short video of this presentation.

November 18, 2013: CIHR Cafe Scientifique Presents: Lending a hand for our future: What can we do about the mental health of children and youth new to Canada and who should be doing it [PDF]? RSVP to Please see linked poster for speakers.

September 27, 2013: The 2nd Lillian Wright Maternal Child Institute is here! From lab to community based research [PDF]will include 5 speakers, and student presenters (see linked poster). RSVP extended! Email by Sept 13.

May 6, 2013: Cafe Scientifique - Mothers Speak Up! On Parenting Children with Disabilities: Implications for Mom's wellbeing and Social Support [PDF]. For more information about the workshop, please refer to the study Information Sheet [PDF] and Booklet with Resources [PDF].

April 24, 2013: Women living with homelessness: they are almost invisible [PDF] by Dr. Isolde Daiski *RSVP by April 19

March 13, 2013: Dying at Home: The normalization and silencing of women's caregiving roles in palliative care [PDF] by Dr. Lisa Seto Neilsen *RSVP by March 8

January 23, 2013: Maternal grief the need for social support by Dr. Deborah Davidson and Helena Stahls [PDF] by Dr. Deborah Davidson and Helena Stahls

November 20, 2012: Filling in the puzzle of a social justice framework for crtical health research: Lessons learned from Iris Young and Paulo Freire [PDF] by Dr. Sannie Tang

October 18-20, 2012: Dr. Nazilla Khanlou, Dr. Deborah Davidson and Sheila Jennings, presenters at the Mothering and Reproduction Conference by Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement (MIRCI) [PDF]. For more information about the event, refer to the event poster [PDF].

September 29, 2012: Dr. Nazilla Khanlou, presenter ISCAR Conference (International Society of Child and Adolescent Resilience) Fall Colloquium - Building Resilience in Children and Youth.

September 26, 2012: How the spiritual body is connected to our health and why Aboriginal cultural traditions are important to rebuild/strengthen our communities [PDF]by Lee Maracle.

May 2nd 2012: Personal Narratives of Iranian Immigrant Women [PDF] by Dr. Mahdieh Dastjerdi.

April 24th 2012: Markham Family Medicine Teaching Unit, Health for All Family Health Team presents Child and Youth Resilience [PDF] by Dr. Nazilla Khanlou

March 28th 2012: Ain't I a Woman Too? Looking at Intersectionality as a Framework for Analysis and Research in Women's Health [PDF] by Dr. Lori Ross, Dr. Nazilla Khanlou and Rabia Khadr *RSVP before March 15, 2012

March 17th 2012: OMHARN Ontario Multicultural Health Conference by Ontario Multicultural Health Applied Research Network. Read about this event [PDF].

March 7th 2012: Activism and Wellbeing for Immigrant Women: Grounded Theory Insights [PDF]by Dr. Judith MacDonnell. For more information, refer to the summary of the material presented at this event [PDF]

February 15th 2012: Multicultural Mental Health Promotion [PDF] by Ontario Multicultural Health Applied Research Network

Find the presentation slides [PDF], and for more information, refer to the event summary [PDF].

January 31st 2012: Youth Mental Health Promotion: A systems approach to resilience by Dr Nazilla Khanlou  SAMI (Social Aetiology of Mental Illness) webinar: 11:30am - 12:30pm.  Register for webinar here.

January 25th 2012: Perspectives on Violence Against Women and its Effect on Women's Health [PDF]by Dr. Noreen Stuckless

November 16th 2011: Refugee Youths' Post-Migration Experiences: Implcations for Mental Health and Wellbeing [PDF]by Dr. Sepali Guruge and Arzo Akbari Co-sponsored with Centre for Refugee Studes

October 5th 2011: Traumatic Stress, Social Support, Cognitive Appraisal, and Resiliency Among Black Women Experiencing Gun Violence Loss [PDF] by Dr. Annette Bailey

September 23rd 2011: Lillian Wright Maternal-Child Institute: Methodological Approaches [PDF] by the Faculty of Health & Nazilla Khanlou

May 4th 2011: Mothering Children Living with the Loss, Love and Continuing Presence of a Baby Sibling: A Research-Based Documentary [PDF]

by Dr. Christine Jonas-Simpson

April 6th 2011: Effect of neighbourhood on immigrant women and their families perceived health [PDF] by Dr. Nasim Haque

January 26, 2011: Trauma, Gender and Generation: Adaptation to War and Displacement [PDF] by Prof. Kyle Killian

November 17, 2010: Positive Parenting and Positive Development in Children [PDF] by Dr. Marc Bornstein

October 6, 2010: Women's Priorities for a Changing Mental Health System: Aligning with Emerging Priorities for Change [PDF] by Pat Campbell

(View the presentation slides [PDF].)