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Experience Exchange: Hospital-based supervised consumption services at Health Sciences North with Adele Bodson

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Adele Bodson is the Interim Quality and Education Lead for Addiction Services at Health Sciences North (HSN) in Sudbury, Ontario. As of May 2023, HSN has been putting together an application for a supervised consumption site. Adele discusses her experience and reflections on the implementation process so far, to help mobilize knowledge through the Hospital-Based Supervised Consumption Services Community of Practice . READ HERE .Read More...

Experience Exchange: Hospital-based supervised consumption services at St. Paul’s Hospital with Liz Dogherty

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Elizabeth (Liz) Dogherty is the Clinical Nurse Specialist for Substance Use in the Urban Health Program at Providence Health Care, in Vancouver, B.C.. St. Paul’s Hospital opened an overdose prevention site (OPS) in 2021 in response to the public health emergency. Liz discusses her experience and reflections on the implementation process, to help mobilize knowledge through the Hospital-Based Supervised Consumption Services Community of Practice . READ HERE .Read More...

Experience Exchange: Hospital-based supervised consumption service at Casey House with Casey Schapel

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Casey Schapel is the harm reduction lead for Casey House , a specialty hospital in Toronto, Ontario, that provides ground-breaking care to people living with and at risk of HIV. Casey discusses his experience in implementing supervised consumption services at Casey House, to help mobilize knowledge through the Hospital-based Supervised Consumption Services Community of Practice . READ HERE .Read More...

Webinar recording: OCAN refresher training: 3-hour interactive webinar for OCAN trainers and/or staff completing OCANs

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Engaging in refresher training is key to ensuring the completion of quality OCANs to support client care. Join this webinar to participate in some of the interactive OCAN refresher training activities developed by Ontario Health. Are you an OCAN trainer? This is an opportunity to learn how to lead these activities for staff in your organization. Are you an agency staff using OCAN with clients? This is an opportunity to complete some refresher training activities developed by Ontario Health.Read More...

Webinar recording: Exercise and heart health in youth with bipolar disorder

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About the webinar Bipolar disorder is associated with premature and excessive cardiovascular disease. Emerging evidence suggests that heart health is related to mood symptoms and other psychiatric outcomes and that these associations are likely brain-based. Despite well-established links between heart and brain health in adults, there is limited research about these links, specifically in youth with bipolar disorder. This webinar reviews recent studies published by our group that help...Read More...

Webinar recording: Addressing Opioid Stigma in Pharmacies – Strategies for Pharmacy Professionals

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About the webinar On February 16, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) held a webinar event to promote the release of the 'Addressing Opioid Stigma in Pharmacies – Strategies for Pharmacy Professionals’ toolkit that provides valuable insights and resources for frontline pharmacy professionals to support people taking opioids to mitigate the negative impacts of stigma. The toolkit describes strategies for reducing stigma around opioids and the people who use them, including those...Read More...

Webinar recording: Using OCAN content to support quality care: 2-hour interactive webinar for OCAN trainers and/or managers-directors

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Staff are putting time and effort into completing OCANs with their clients. Is your organization using the information collected in OCAN effectively? Studies have shown that client outcomes improve when providers focus on the needs identified in OCAN. This webinar shows you how to use OCAN content to support individual client recovery and improve service quality. Hear what other organizations are doing and strategies, challenges and lessons learned. Originally live-streamed on February 8,...Read More...

Podcast: Chronic homelessness and Housing First with Tim Aubry

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The Housing First approach starts with providing homes to chronically unhoused people, but it doesn’t stop there — and that’s what makes it so effective. In this podcast by the UCLA Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies, Dr. Tim Aubry shares findings from a major Housing First study and the keys to a successful program. About Dr. Tim Aubry Dr. Tim Aubry is a Full Professor in the School of Psychology and Senior Researcher at the Centre for Research on Educational and Community Services at...Read More...

The Evolution of Housing First: Perspectives of Experts from the United States, Canada, and Europe

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Housing First is a housing intervention for people with serious mental illness who have experienced long-term homelessness. This approach is backed by decades worth research in the United States, Canada, and Europe. It has been identified as a preferred housing intervention in national, state, or provincial housing policy in the United States and Canada, and increasingly across Europe as well. This paper examines factors affecting the evolution and growth of Housing First from the...Read More...

JUST LAUNCHED: Canadian Clinical Guidelines on Social Isolation and Loneliness in Older Adults

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The Canadian Coalition for Seniors' Mental Health just launched first-of-their-kind national clinical guidelines on social isolation and loneliness in older adults . In Canada, older adults are facing growing rates of social isolation and loneliness. Almost 25% of people 65 years and older reported they would like to have participated in more social activities in the past year, 19% felt a lack of companionship, while 30% were considered at risk of social isolation (Angus Reid, 2019; National...Read More...

NOW AVAILABLE: Canadian Clinical Guidelines on Anxiety in Older Adults

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The Canadian Coalition on Seniors' Mental Health recently released first-of-their-kind national clinical guidelines on anxiety in older adults . Anxiety disorders represent the most common mental health problem across the lifespan, including in late life. Every year, 18% of older Canadians experience symptoms of anxiety or depression that they find difficult to cope with, and 6% of older Canadians have a diagnosed anxiety disorder, with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and phobias being...Read More...

Cannabis and Mental Health - Introduction Workshops

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Learn how to use our Cannabis and Mental Health resources with your community, including an online course created by Youth for Youth and the accompanying mentor guide with activities for educators, peer support, youth workers, parents, and youth allies. Details: Monday, March 4, 2024 - 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM EST | Virtual Friday, March 15, 2024 - 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM EST | Virtual Tuesday, March 19, 2024 - 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM EST | Virtual Thursday, March 28, 2024 - 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM EST | Virtual...Read More...

New toolkit equips physicians to support mental health in adults with intellectual disability

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Nearly 1 in 2 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities experience a mental health issue in their life. Often family physicians or primary care providers are the entry points to accessing specialized care and support. However, most family physicians or clinicians are not specifically trained to serve individuals with IDD. A new online mental health toolkit, developed by the Developmental Disabilities Primary Care Program at Surrey Place, complements the Canadian guidelines on...Read More...

Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines for Psychosis

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The Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines for Psychosis (LRCUG-PSYCH) are evidence-based recommendations for reducing psychosis-related risks when using cannabis. The guidelines aim to empower individuals to understand the potential risks related to their cannabis use and to make choices about their consumption to help reduce their individual risk of psychotic outcomes. The LRCUG-PSYCH were developed by a team of international health and addiction experts and are based on a comprehensive review...Read More...

NEW: Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines for Psychosis

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The Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines for Psychosis (LRCUG-PSYCH) are evidence-based recommendations for reducing psychosis-related risks when using cannabis. The guidelines aim to empower individuals to understand the potential risks related to their cannabis use and to make choices about their consumption to help reduce their individual risk of psychotic outcomes. The LRCUG-PSYCH were developed by a team of international health and addiction experts and are based on a comprehensive review...Read More...

Ontario Psychiatric Association - advocacy updates

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Advocacy updates from the Ontario Psychiatric Association 1. The OPA submitted a Brief to the AMAD/Federal Special Joint Committee on MAID last week, just after AMAD released its report concluding that Canada is not ready for MAID expansion. The OPA Brief includes an overview of preliminary results for the recent MAID study, led by OPA Councillor Dr Sephora Tang (Ottawa). A key finding was that the majority (80%) of respondents disagreed that the Canadian medical system is prepared to safely...Read More...

CAREGIVERS PLANNING FOR WHEN THEY ARE GONE - A CAREGIVER FOCUSED APPROACH

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The Mental Illness Caregivers Association https://www.micaontario.com/ planning discussion document is aimed to develop more effective approaches that both strengthen and maintain continuity of care and address future needs. It is drawn from the perspective of family caregivers. It resonates and benchmarks with ---the key components of the Recovery Model and the current Ministry of Health standards of community care provided by: Intensive Case Management and Assertive Community Treatment.Read More...

FREE Quality Improvement e-Learning Courses from the Excellence through Quality Improvement Project (E-QIP)

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E-QIP’s Foundations to QI (IDEAS) e-learning course is a FREE comprehensive quality improvement (QI) course designed for the community mental health and addiction sector based on the Model for Improvement (MFI). Participants who complete this course will have the necessary skills to confidently use QI tools and methods and participate in QI projects and initiatives at their home organization or workplace. This course is completely asynchronous (self-guided) and uses a variety of learning...Read More...

RECRIUTMENT EXTENSION: Research Study Participants Needed: Informal Caregivers of Older Adults with Memory Loss/Dementia

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The Centre for Innovation and Research in Aging (CIRA) is looking for research participants for their most recent research project, titled: Passive Aware for At-Home Informal Dementia Care. This project is funded by the Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation. The goal of this project is to reduce feelings of stress and burden for caregivers and to enable individuals experiencing memory loss or dementia to more safely and comfortably live in their home and community. We are seeking...Read More...

DBT Skills Group for Youth and Adult - ongoing open enrollment - online & in-person

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PEACE Psychotherapy is an association of independent private practice psychotherapists committed to teaching life changing DBT skills to some of the most challenging clients. We offer Individual , Family and Group Therapy to help clients struggling with overwhelming negative emotions and impulses, and habitual problem behaviours. We understand that effectively breaking these maladaptive habits and replacing them with DBT skills can require lengthy and often challenging work. We are dedicated...Read More...

20% sale extension for select programs - don't miss out!

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Missed the New Year sale? We extended the 20% discount for select programs! View the eligible programs below and use discount code NEWYEAR2024 during the registration. Don’t miss out on this last offer and register by January 31, 2024 ! * Applicable to new registrations only. Offer valid from January 25-31, 2024 . Cannot be combined with other active discount codes or promotions. Qualifying programs include: Supporting neurodivergent children and youth: Improving access and treatment...Read More...

Launch of nationwide demonstration project to advance schizophrenia treatment | Lancement d’un projet de démonstration à l’échelle nationale visant à améliorer le traitement de la schizophrénie

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The Mental Health Commission of Canada, in collaboration with Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences, is pleased to announce the four sites that have joined a national demonstration project dedicated to improving care and treatment for schizophrenia. Over 18 months, the following participating sites will receive tools, education, and training to implement Ontario Health’s Schizophrenia Quality Standards: • Adult Forensic Mental Health Services - Manitoba • Hôtel-Dieu Grace...Read More...

Interested in a public health approach to substance use? Looking for tools to support your work?

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In 2021, the Canadian Public Health Association developed a national, bilingual online substance use resource centre - the Canadian Substance Use Resource and Knowledge Exchange Centre (SURE) ! Visit substanceuse.ca to explore the hub. SURE provides a curated series of tools and resources to support you in implementing a public health approach to substance use in your community. Visit substanceuse.ca to discover the breath of resources and tools on a variety of topics, including harm...Read More...

Aging in place co-design workshop

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Join this co-design workshop on "Aging in Place" as part of the Design for Health Master’s program at OCAD University. Under Dr. Michelle Wyndham-West's supervision, explore architectural, interior, and technological interventions to foster Aging in place. Your 3 to 3.5 hours will contribute to user-centered residence designs addressing mobility, visual, hearing, and cognitive challenges at home while carrying out daily activities. Participants (occupational therapists, caregivers, and...Read More...

Anxiety Support Group

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Announcing a Virtual Support Group for Anxiety Are you experiencing day-to-day anxiety or stress which is causing discomfort and disturbance? If yes, please avail this opportunity to learn how to get a grip over your discomfort, and feel supported by the professionals, and others experiencing similar struggles. A team of Registered Psychotherapists at TherapySupports created this group to provide a closed, confidential, and safe space for those dealing with day-to-day anxiety, and provide...Read More...

Call for abstracts: QI Innovations 2024 Virtual Conference

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Submissions for abstracts are welcome (deadline: February 2, 2024) for the QI Innovations: Building a Culture of Quality virtual conference, hosted by the Excellence through Quality Improvement Project (E-QIP), Ontario Health, and the Knowledge Institute on Child and Youth Mental Health and Addictions. The QI Innovations conference is taking place on Tuesday, April 23, 2024 and admission is free. If you're interested, please submit your abstract to: English:...Read More...

Happy New Year! Save 20% off select programs by SickKids CCMH LI

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Ready to start the new year strong by developing your professional skills in mental health services? SickKids CCMH Learning Institute is pleased to offer 20% off select programs. Check out the qualifying list of programs below. Use discount code NEWYEAR2024 during the registration. We look forward to supporting you on your journey of lifelong learning and fostering excellence in mental health care together. * Applicable to new registrations only. Offer valid from January 10-24, 2024 . Cannot...Read More...

Homelessness Alliance aims to learn how Finland's success can be applied to Canada

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The Alliance to End Homelessness Ottawa , https://www.endhomelessnessottawa.ca/ hosted by CBC's Catherine Cullen gather's leaders and decision makers in conversation to explore how... "Ending Homelessness is Possible" Event details: Tuesday January 16th at 8 pm at Dominion Chalmers Event Space in Ottawa . RSVP here to attend in person (space is limited). RSVP here to attend online.Read More...

Updates coming to EENet Connect!

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We’re making a few updates to EENet Connect and we want to tell you about it! Based on feedback received over the past few years, we are now updating the look and feel of EENet Connect. So what does this mean? You will notice minor updates to the platform over the next few weeks. These will help members navigate and use the platform more smoothly. If you have questions about how this change could impact you, or any particular groups or communities of practice you belong to, please reach out...Read More...

Webinar recording: Naturally occurring retirement communities: Why do they matter?

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A naturally occurring retirement community (NORC) is a regular residential building that has naturally become home to a high density of older adults. Could NORCs help older adults age in place? And, if so, how? In this webinar, you will learn about: NORCs and NORC support programs how NORC programs impact aging in place the University Health Network’s NORC Innovation Centre and NORC Program. Originally live streamed: November 28, 2023 Download the webinar slides and watch the recording . Who...Read More...

Webinar recording: Rethinking stigma: Identifying structural stigma and interventions

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This November 21st panel discussion focused on substance use stigma, as influenced by structural factors, such as laws and policies, and historical, geographic and economic factors. Our panel explored the following in a three-section approach: What is structural stigma? What are interventions that organizations can use to address stigma? How can service providers avoid reproducing stigma in their interventions? Originally live streamed: November 21, 2023 Watch the recording here . Who should...Read More...

Webinar recording: Applying a social prescribing approach in a public health context

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About this webinar The World Health Organization defines social prescribing as connecting people to a range of non-clinical services in the community to improve their health and well-being. It builds on the evidence that addressing social determinants of health, such as socioeconomic status, social inclusion, housing, and education, is key to improving health outcomes. But how can we use this healthcare approach in a public health setting? Watch this webinar to hear from social prescribing...Read More...

Webinar recording: Contemporary treatment options for youth with bipolar disorder

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The timely recognition and treatment of early-onset bipolar disorder is critical given the potential preventive effects of early intervention, which can reduce adverse outcomes, including chronic symptoms, substance use disorders, and suicidality. Guidelines for the treatment of early-onset bipolar disorder recognize both pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy as important components of optimal treatment. This is the second webinar in a series led by the Knowledge Mobilization team in the Centre...Read More...

Canada’s 9-8-8: Suicide Crisis Helpline

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Canada’s 9-8-8: Suicide Crisis Helpline On November 30th, 9-8-8: Suicide Crisis Helpline was launched for everyone in Canada. Available nationwide in English and French, through phone and text, the helpline will provide people with the help they need when they need it most, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Led and coordinated by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and funded by the Government of Canada, 9-8-8 is for anyone who is thinking about suicide or who is worried about...Read More...

Save lives with this free online course

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It is estimated that six million Canadians experience addiction in their lifetime and an average of 20 die from opioid toxicity every day. CAMH has launched free online education to teach you how to use a naloxone kit to help save lives. The new Opioid Overdose Response Training is an engaging gamified experience for you to practice responding to an opioid overdose in four steps: quickly i dentify an overdose call for help use a naloxone kit to administer treatment and support a person as...Read More...

Webinar recording: Caring for persons on methadone in primary care: Toward safer, more inclusive care

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Methadone is a first-line treatment for opioid use disorder and its use is associated with reduced morbidity, mortality, blood-born viral infections and social harms. Despite these benefits, methadone remains a poorly understood and stigmatized medication. Comprehensive primary care that includes integrated opioid agonist therapy results in improved preventative health screening and higher client satisfaction. In an escalating overdose crisis, efforts to help family physicians feel...Read More...

Webinar recording: Comparing models of permanent housing: Scattered site Housing First versus single site supportive housing

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On November 22, 2023, EENet hosted a webinar about research and practices comparing scattered site Housing First and congregate supportive housing approaches. This webinar was presented in partnership with the Canadian Housing First Network and the Housing First Europe Hub and was the fifth in the international Housing First webinar series. You will hear from experts and practitioners in Canada, the United States and Europe, who will share their research, policies and practices on the...Read More...

Black Friday Cyber Monday sale - Save 30% off select programs!

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale is finally here! Save 30% off select programs by using the discount code BFCM2023 . This offer is valid from November 15 to 29, 2023 . Please note, the discount code is not stackable with other active discount codes. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to build your professional skills in mental health and receive CE hours! Check out our latest newsletter for more information:...Read More...

Exciting Opportunity at the Law Foundation Of Ontario!

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Grants Manager (12-month Contract) Are you committed to access to justice? Do you have experience in the non-profit or philanthropic sector? Consider joining The Law Foundation of Ontario. As Grants Manager , you will provide vital advice and play a key role in leading granting and programmatic opportunities that support and enhance access to justice for diverse, equity-deserving groups across Ontario. Under the guidance of the Director, Grants and Programs, and in collaboration with a...Read More...

New CICMH Campus Needs Questionnaire

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The Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health (CICMH) is inviting all campus mental health stakeholders (e.g., service providers, faculty, administrators, community organizations, students, etc.) to complete our annual 10-minute questionnaire to learn how CICMH can best be of value to you and your campus or organization. Complete the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CampusNeeds2023 The deadline is November 30, 2023. Le questionnaire est aussi disponible en français : ...Read More...

Young Adults: Submit Your Story! Storytellers Inaugural Issue

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The act of storytelling is deeply woven into the fabric of our existence. It's how we make sense of the world, share our experiences, and connect with others. Engaging with the MAPS coresearchers, a recurring theme surfaced: the immense power held by the narratives we craft about ourselves and our mental health journeys. It is from this realization that Storytellers magazine was born—a monthly publication dedicated to embracing and sharing the diverse stories that shape our lives.Read More...

Registration is now open: Teaching for Transformation: Annual Conference+

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Registration is now open for: Teaching for Transformation: Annual Conference+ Teaching for Transformation is a three day immersion in the education paradigms and practices needed for today's health care work. For additional information: https://teachingfortransformation.com/ac/ Abstract submission: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfOQhIeK2-TqgrCqTOZPEhYn1V0qnO2TepOJILjPdSWBVXAGw/viewform To registe r: ...Read More...

Toronto Thrive Mental Health Plan is now launched

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There is more to mental health than diagnosable mental illnesses. We’re pleased to release, on behalf of Thrive Toronto, the city’s first multi-sector mental health plan focused on improving mental wellness and psychological health. The #ThriveTO Mental Health Plan outlines 5 key actions it will undertake to improve mental wellness: First, Thrive Toronto will create a community mental health report card to highlight needs and what can be done to address them. Second, Thrive Toronto will...Read More...

Webinar recording: Introduction to Youth Bipolar Disorder

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About this webinar Youth bipolar disorder is a complicated and frequently misunderstood condition. Multiple factors contribute to the complexity of bipolar disorder in youth, including co-occurring psychiatric illnesses, developmental considerations during adolescence, and stigma toward youth and child bipolar disorder. This webinar is the first in a series, led by the Knowledge Mobilization team in CAMH's Provincial System Support Program (KMb-PSSP) and the Centre for Youth Bipolar Disorder...Read More...

The Knowledge Mobilization portfolio within CAMH's Provincial Support System Program is hiring!

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The Knowledge Mobilization portfolio within CAMH's Provincial Support System Program is hiring a full time, permanent System Lead (LMS Administration) . Reporting directly to the Manager, Technology-Enabled Knowledge Mobilization (KMb), the System Lead will oversee Knowledge Mobilization’s (KMb) digital infrastructure, including the Learning Management System (Moodle) and other Digital/Web Platforms, their connectivity with related systems, and core front-facing services for the CAMH KMb...Read More...

Research Study Participants Needed: Informal Caregivers of Older Adults with Memory Loss/Dementia

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The Centre for Innovation and Research in Aging (CIRA) is looking for research participants for their most recent research project, titled: Passive Aware for At-Home Informal Dementia Care. This project is funded by the Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation. The goal of this project is to reduce feelings of stress and burden for caregivers and to enable individuals experiencing memory loss or dementia to more safely and comfortably live in their home and community. We are seeking...Read More...
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