Dialogues taking place across the province

Sharing Together

Sharing together sessionAbout 250 stakeholders provided their input to help EENet co-create a mental health, substance use, and addictions evidence priority agenda for Ontario.

Feedback from participants included:

“The discussions that took place at our table were INVALUABLE. I’m grateful for an opportunity to brainstorm with others ion the mental health and addiction field with the goal to influence priorities and evidence.”

“I liked the diversity of participation – often certain voices are not included (i.e. parents etc.)”

“Being a parent with lived experience, I felt like I was a valued member of the group discussion. I felt like I made a valuable contribution and was listened to.”

The evidence priorities discussed in each region were:

Thunder Bay:

  • Harm reduction
  • Culturally safe and competent care that reflects cultural knowledge
  • The continuum of housing, supports, and homelessness

Barrie:

  • Access to services
  • Effectiveness of services
  • Integrated health care delivery

London:

  • Access to services
  • Children and youth, including transition-age youth
  • Harm reduction

Sudbury:

  • Access to services
  • Harm reduction
  • Integrated health care delivery

Toronto:

  • Access to services
  • Effectiveness of services
  • Supporting the voice of clients and caregivers

Ottawa:

  • Prevention and promotion, including suicide prevention
  • Integrated health care delivery
  • Supporting the voice of clients and caregivers

The Francophone dialogue will be taking place in April. After the in-person dialogues are completed, the Sharing Together team will launch the online survey in the Spring to reach those stakeholders who were not able to attend the in-person dialogues.

Once the evidence priority agenda has been finalized, EENet will use the results to shape the types of knowledge resources that we make available, so that we can best meet stakeholder evidence priorities that can be used to improve the system.

Please stay tuned for the summaries of each regional dialogue, and email angela [dot] yip [at] camh [dot] ca or Alexandra [dot] harrison [at] camh [dot] ca if you’re interested in receiving the survey to give your input on evidence needs and priorities for the system!