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Reaching into an Untapped Resource

The BREM Program supports Internationally Trained Mental Health Professionals to extend their existing knowledge and skills required to work effectively within the Ontario context of practice.


By offering a supervised placement, mental health agencies can enhance organizational capacity to respond to the mental health needs of a multicultural population, while contributing to the development of a strong and diverse mental health workforce.

Participant Qualifications and Roles

Internationally Trained Mental Health professionals must demonstrate a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology or a related field (counselling, social work, psychiatry) with at least two years of relevant work experience.
The BREM program honours prior learning and experience while helping internationally trained professionals fill specific gaps related to mental health practice in Ontario.

Placement Structure and Roles

Supervised placements should provide program participants the opportunity to work directly with people needing mental health support. Appropriate roles include: clinical counselling, case management, individual & group therapy, and group facilitation. BREM participants would normally complete 350-450 hours at the agency. Participants have liability insurance, WSIB and a police check.


BREM supervision is based on a philosophy of mentoring and support.
Supervisors monitor participant performance and provide constructive feedback.


For more information, please contact:
Educational and Placement Counsellor
Sheila Mulhern:
647-812-1332 x.5009
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