Mennonite New Life Centre of Toronto - BTP - Bridge Training for Internationally Trained Psychologists and Mental Health Professionals Mennonite New Life Centre of Toronto
Welcome to the Bridge Training Program

The Bridge Training Program for Internationally Trained Mental Health Professionals (BTMH) is delivered by The Mennonite New Life Centre of Toronto, in partnership with community-based mental health and settlement organizations. The BTMH program integrates academic training for mental health practice in Ontario, occupation specific language and workplace communication, and supervised clinical training that provides meaningful Canadian work experience. This innovative program combines the needs of employers seeking skilled staff and the desire of internationally educated mental health professionals to rapidly and effectively integrate into Canadian workplaces.

Program participants will get:
  • 160 hours of mental health instruction + a 72 hour certificate course delivered by Seneca College on "Current Trends in Mental Health Therapies"
  • 200 hours of occupation specific language, culture and communication training
  • 450 hours of Supervised Placement
  • Placement Seminar, facilitated by qualified and experienced clinical practitioners supporting application of learning to practice
  • Employment counselling and workshops, tailored to the mental health professions
  • Membership with Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherpists (OACCPP)
  • Student status at Seneca College and access to student services (library, employment services etc.)

Membership with Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherpists (OACCPP)


This program is funded by Ontario