Building Integrated Knowledge Translation into Research: Two Unique Projects Integrating the Expertise of Diverse Stakeholders


This webinar will celebrate the winners of the 2022 Paula Goering Collaborative Research and Knowledge Translation Award. This bi-annual award is sponsored by University of Toronto Department of Psychiatry, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Foundation, and the CAMH Provincial Systems Support Program. This year the award recognizes the excellence of two projects, both of which demonstrated innovation and effectiveness in how they integrated the expertise of diverse stakeholders into their research:

1) Engaging Youth with Mental Health and/or Addiction (MHA) Concerns in Health Care Navigation and Research
Mental health navigation offers a unique opportunity to engage more young people in MHA care, yet youth engagement in MHA navigation settings is not well-understood. The Family Navigation Project partnered with youth, decision-makers, providers, and caregivers as co-researchers to collect information from key stakeholders and develop a youth engagement framework. The presenters will discuss the approach and lessons learned on engaging youth in mental health and/or addictions navigation services and research. Presenters: Thalia Phi and Roula Markoulakis.

By the end of this session, attendees will:

  • Understand what effective youth engagement entails
  • Describe some of the ways youth engagement can be applied to mental health and/or addiction services; particularly, navigation services
  • Discuss approaches to engaging youth in their own work

2) Building Success in Housing First Treatment: CMHA Ottawa Condominium Study and Toolkit
CMHA Ottawa owns 40 condominium units in regular buildings scattered across Ottawa, Ontario, that they rent to their clients with severe mental illness who are homeless or vulnerably housed. The presenters will share findings on their process in engaging stakeholders in an evaluation of the program, including the development of a knowledge mobilization toolkit and promotional video. Presenters: Maryann Roebuck and Lisa Medd.

By the end of this session, attendees will:

  • Understand this innovative adaptation of a scattered-site Housing First program, whereby an organization purchases and owns condominiums and rents them to clients with serious mental illness
  • Hear about practical lessons learned based on findings from this program case study for consideration in different local contexts
  • Learn about knowledge mobilization methods and tools used in the project

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February 3, 2023 11:00 am


February 3, 2023 12:00 pm

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