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Open call: Impact grants for mental health, substance use and addictions care

Posted on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 09:05 AM

Open call: Impact grants for mental health, substance use and addictions care

We’re excited to kick off another round of impact grant funding in partnership with Mental Health Research Canada. This time, we’re asking agency leaders and service providers to work with researchers or academics to transform promising research into impactful practice and improved services for young people experiencing both mental health and substance use or addictions challenges.

Young people between the ages of 15 and...

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Impact report 2022 - Evergreen: Growing together, rain or shine

Posted on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 09:00 AM

Impact report 2022 — Evergreen: Growing together, rain or shine

In 2020, it was all about adaptability. In 2021, it was all about endurance.

The second year of the pandemic was tough, so we’re extra proud of all we were able to accomplish through it all. Thanks to the resilience of our team — including our advisory councils — and our partners, we maintained our focus on critical priorities in our sector, grew in new directions and continued to show up to support agencies and service providers....

Accepting applications for our quality improvement program

Posted on Wednesday, September 07, 2022 08:05 AM

Accepting applications for our quality improvement program

We’re excited to share that the call for proposals is now open for Quest — our quality improvement (QI) program.

Quest is one way we support child and youth mental health and addictions agencies deliver high-quality services. Offered free of charge, through Quest, we equip agencies with the tools and skills they need to:

  • build capacity for QI.
  • foster a culture of continuous improvement.
  • lead future improvement initiatives with confidence.

For...

Meet our new director of research and knowledge mobilization

Posted on Monday, March 28, 2022 09:00 AM

Meet our new director of research and knowledge mobilization

We’re delighted to welcome Dr. Amy Porath to our leadership team, as our new director of research and knowledge mobilization.

Amy is an internationally recognized subject matter expert in the field of substance use and addictions and has twice been named among Canada’s Top 100 Health Influencers by Canada’s leading wellness magazine for women. She comes to us after close to 15 years at the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction...

Building a more equitable mental health care system for racialized communities

Posted on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 09:00 AM

Building a more equitable mental health care system for racialized communities

Experiences of racism can make it more challenging to access mental health and addictions care, and they often lead to poorer health outcomes. While many agencies in Ontario have been working for years to address inequities, we need intentional, coordinated efforts throughout the sector and beyond to build an observably more equitable mental health care system. Racism is a systemic problem, and it requires a system-wide...