Infectious Disease Control A Training Initiative for Resettlement Staff/Volunteers - Participant Manuals

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This CIC training initiative was provided in response to a need identified by staff and volunteers involved in the Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP) and the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) Program.


Managing health issues was a top training need identified by both CIC and SPO staff during the RAP training needs assessment conducted in 2006. In an effort to meet this need, CIC embarked on an initiative to fund the development and delivery of a national training course.

Logo embd.png - View Slideshare presentation of Infectious Disease Control A Training Initiative for Resettlement Staff/Volunteers - Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) - 2008

During March and April 2008, 245 resettlement staff and volunteer sponsors participated in the first ever training course funded by CIC on infectious disease control to learn about:

  • supporting the health and well being of refugees with infectious diseases,
  • demystifying privacy and confidentiality issues,
  • ensuring the safety of refugees, staff and community from infectious diseases.

This workshop sought to provide participants with training to:

  1. Share their strengths and successes in safely working with resettled refugees who are having health issues
  2. Identify areas for improvement in supporting resettled refugees? health needs
  3. Develop clarity about pre-arrival health protocols for all resettled refugees
  4. Understand privacy requirements pertaining to the health conditions of resettled refugees
  5. Gain basic awareness of infectious disease prevention and control
  6. Establish future steps to enhance the development of their own knowledge and awareness of infectious disease control.

Maual Table of Contents:

  • List of Acronyms
  • Welcome & Introductions
  • Desired Outcomes for the Training Day
  • Building on Our Strengths and Successes
  • Introduction to Infectious Diseases
  • Pre-Arrival Health Protocols for Resettled Refugees
  • Supplemental Material
  • Managing Privacy and Health Protection
  • Supplemental Material
  • Infectious Diseases & Symptoms of Concern
  • Supplemental Materials
  • Basic Infectious Disease Prevention
  • Supplemental Material
  • Collaborating to Support the Health Needs of Resettled Refugees
  • Wrap & Evaluation
  • References & Additional Resources

Language: English, French

Format: The manuals and presentation slides are available in PDF format. The presentation slides are also embedded below.