COI for Racialized Populations and Mental Health and Addictions receives new funding

We are pleased to announce that the Evidence Exchange Network (EENet) has renewed funding for the Community of Interest (COI) for Racialized Populations and Mental Health and Addictions.

The COI launched in 2012 to improve policy, planning, and practice related to racialized populations and mental health and addictions in Ontario. Since its launch, it has worked to increase understanding, dialogue, and knowledge exchange about mental health- and addictions-related emergency department (ED) use by racialized populations through gathering research and identifying promising practices in the sector.

In its first year, the COI hosted a think tank on mental health- and addiction-related ED issues related to racialized populations. The think tank brought together key stakeholders from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs), health service providers, other community agencies, and people with lived experience of mental health issues and racialization. The renewed support will allow the CoI to share the information gathered from these key stakeholders with the broader sector.

Please scroll down for KE materials developed by the CoI in its first year, including a backgrounder document, promising practices, webinar, and graphic recordings and slides from the Think Tank.

The COI is a collaboration between the following organizations:

  • Across Boundaries: An Ethnoracial Mental Health Centre
  • Addictions and Mental Health Ontario
  • Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario
  • Canadian Mental Health Association, Toronto
  • the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
  • Community Resource Connections of Toronto
  • Ontario Peer Development Initiative
  • Ryerson University
  • Wellesley Institute;
  • Women’s Health in Women’s Hands Community Health Centre
  • Working for Change

Seed funding by EENet is made possible by the Health Canada Drug Treatment Funding Program.