On August 8, the Peer Med Foundation’s Education Committee hosted its second workshop, “Navigating the IFHP.” Geared towards refugees, refugee claimants and patients in Canada, the workshop covered fundamental topics that are essential to understanding and navigating the Interim Federal Health Program. Topics include what the IFHP is, the groups of people who are eligible for the program, what the program covers, how to apply for the IFHP, and how to navigate the program and obtain health products and services once registered.
The workshop also featured guest speaker Siffan Rahman, the Diabetes Program Director of the Centretown Community Health Centre in Ottawa. Siffan has many years of experience helping IFHP clients navigate the health-care system and advocating on their behalf, and provided workshop participants with some useful tips and tricks for how to get the most out of the IFHP and how to advocate for oneself.
For those who were unable to attend, we are happy to provide the recording below: