Mental Health and Substance Use - Webinar Series Archive

Mental Health and Substance Use - Série de webinaires archivés

Past Presentations

Présentations passées

The Brain Story: Science and Practice

Description: How childhood trauma affects brain development to influence mental health and addiction

Guest Speakers: 

Dr. Nicole Sherren

Cynthia Wild

Developing a Performance Measurement Framework


Mental health data systems remain patchy and incomplete. Some of the best data comes from physician billing systems, hospitals, and Statistics Canada’s community health surveys. But there are still many aspects of mental health and addiction (MHA) services that are not measured. And, we have yet to reach agreement on a framework needed to measure progress across a broad continuum of services.

To this end, we invite you to hear from Dr. Carol Adair on a way forward. She is the lead author of a new MHCC report, Resources for developing a mental health and addiction performance framework for Canada.

This webinar will give you an overview of the report. It will outline the steps needed to build a performance measurement framework that reflects broad MHA stakeholder needs and consensus that is grounded in provincial/territorial policy priorities. This performance framework seeks to complement CIHI’s five access indicators tied to the new Health Accord funding, as agreed upon by all provinces and territories.  You will hear about our plan to bring together service providers, subject matter experts, health system representatives and people with lived experience to build this framework – eventually coalescing into the creation of a comprehensive performance measurement system that can track service and system improvements over time.

Guest Speaker:
Dr. Carol Adair

Implementing Digital Innovations for Success: Examples of Knowledge Translation Tools in the Field of e-Mental Health

Description: To accelerate the awareness, uptake and implementation of e-mental health among practitioners

Guest Speakers:

Dr. Danielle Impey,
Mental Health Commission of Canada

Dr. David Wiljer,
University Health Network


Get the Yes: How to plan your social media strategy and effectively communicate your project to get stakeholder buy-in

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Description: This webinar is all about communication! Learn about SBAR(A), a framework used to communicate effectively with one another, as well as the GOST model, a planning method used to develop a social media strategy, both of which will help get buy-in from stakeholders for your knowledge translation initiative.

Guest Speakers:

Don Wildfong, BNSc, MSc, RN,
Principal, Impact Solutions

April Yorke,
Digital Marketing Specialist, Public Affairs

Webinar #2 - Choosing the Right Innovation

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Description: This webinar will explore how to select an appropriate innovation to bring about positive change in your organization or community. Whether you’re thinking about using a product, action or service as your innovation, join us for this webinar to learn to about implementation science tools such as the Hexagon and Practice Profile that can help you to implement your innovation successfully. 

Guest Speakers:

Kim Baker,
Implementation Supervisor, Provincial System Support Program, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Liz Wigfull,
Manager, Knowledge Exchange, Mental Health Commission of Canada

Webinar #01 - Stakeholder engagement

Stakeholder engagement

Description: The Knowledge Exchange Collaborative is a joint initiative between the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) and the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA). The goal of this collaborative is to bring together people in the fields of mental health, substance use and addiction who are interested in learning more about knowledge exchange. As part of this collaborative, the MHCC and CCSA will be hosting a series of webinars to highlight and discuss key issues related to knowledge exchange. This first webinar will explore approaches to engaging stakeholders, an important part of knowledge exchange to effectively move research into policy and practice.

Guest Speakers:

Eugenia Canas, ‎
Coordinator, Centre for Research on Health Equity and Social Inclusion

Liz Wigfull,
Manager, Knowledge Exchange, Mental Health Commission of Canada

Laurence Caron,
Chargé de projet et formateur, Lutte contre la stigmatisation, Association québécoise pour la réadaptation psychosociale