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Posted on Wednesday, February 14, 2024 02:43 PM
Heads up: We’re growing our team!
The Knowledge Institute on Child and Youth Mental Health and Addictions is gearing up for a significant expansion of our team, with plans to hire for seven new positions in the coming weeks. As we continue our work advancing mental health, substance use health and addictions services across Ontario, these new roles will play a pivotal part in delivering on our mission.
We are seeking passionate individuals who are dedicated to making a positive impact in the...
Posted on Monday, February 12, 2024 02:02 PM
The Knowledge Institute will bid farewell to Executive Director Purnima Sundar in June
After 16 years of service at the Knowledge Institute, our esteemed Executive Director, Purnima Sundar, will be transitioning from her role at the end of June 2024.
As we bid farewell to Purnima, we celebrate her legacy and the solid foundation she leaves behind. Purnima's impact on our organization has been profound. From her early days as a Research and Knowledge Exchange Consultant to her current role as...
Posted on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 10:18 AM
Evaluation and quality improvement: Complementary approaches to improve your programs
We heard from our partners in the sector that there was a need for clarity and knowledge around the roles and the differences between evaluation and quality improvement.
Most people understand that evaluation and quality improvement (QI) are both essential in enhancing the quality of programs in the child and youth mental health and addictions sector. However, choosing and implementing the most suitable method...
Posted on Tuesday, December 12, 2023 07:05 AM
Navigating mental health, substance use and addiction services and information poses challenges for young people and families. In response, our latest resource Harm Reduction and Young People, offers insights into effective strategies for minimizing harms associated with substance use.
Designed as a guide for service providers that can be shared with young people and families,...
Posted on Tuesday, October 17, 2023 07:00 AM
Today, after many months of consultations, we’re pleased to share our report on priorities in substance use and addictions services. The content in this document will serve as a compass to guide our sector’s shared path forward in this area.
In late 2021, we made the decision to integrate substance use and addictions as a key focus area within our organization to help Ontario’s child and youth mental health and addictions...