Projects: coi

Communities of Interest

EENet’s communities of interest bring together individuals who are interested in a common problem, to develop and share new knowledge that will help improve understanding and enable action.

 

These CoIs take a provincial approach and focus on mental health and substance use, especially as it relates to systems and services.

 

The aim of EENet CoIs is to create and share evidence and build a better mental health and substance use system for all Ontarians. 

 

Each CoI benefits from the help of an EENet knowledge broker, who connects them to our network of stakeholders and helps them access our communication vehicles and those of our partners. Read more about how our knowledge brokers support CoIs.

History

EENet launched its first CoI initiative in 2012, providing one year of support to 14 CoIs. In 2013, we supported three new and nine returning CoIs, three of them in partnership with the Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health.

 

In 2016, we launched the third round of this initiative with 12 CoIs. The issues covered include the needs of transition-aged youth, alcohol policy, family caregivers, racialized populations, as well as the needs of individuals at the intersection of the housing, health, and justice systems.

Current communities of interest

Read more about each of the CoIs by clicking on the links below. You will also find knowledge resources, webinar recordings, and other relevant materials developed by the CoIs:

For more information, please contact Jason.Guriel@camh.ca, EENet Supervisor, or watch this video.

 

 

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The Crisis Continuum of Care CoI aims to improve communication, collaboration, and understanding so that individuals in crisis will receive the care they need.

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The Family Carefiver CoI aims to strengthen relationships between family caregivers and service providers of mental health and addiction care.

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The Housing, Health, and Justice CoI aims to move the agenda forward on providing housing support to individuals with mental illness and/or addiction concerns leaving the justice system.

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The Human Services and Justice Coordinating Committee CoI was established in response to a recognized need to better coordinate and plan resources and services for people who are in conflict with the law.

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The Ontario Common Assessment of Need (OCAN) is the evidenced-based, standardized assessment for the community mental health sector.

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The Racialized Populations and Mental Health and Addictions CoI is a provincial forum focused on issues related to racialized populations and mental health and addictions. 

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The Transition-aged Youth Community of Interest aimed to improve coordination of access-to-care efforts and planning of services, and improved use of evidence-based practices for youth with mental health and substance use concerns. 

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The Mental Health Promotion in Public Health Community of Practice brings together public health practitioners from Ontario's 36 public health units who are working to promote mental health across the lifespan.

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The Opioid Overdose Prevention and Naloxone Access working group advocates for systemic monitoring of opioid-related fatalities in Ontario, and the implementation of policy, health systems, and clinical interventions with the potential to reduce these harms.

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The Alcohol Policy in Ontario community of interest will bring together stakeholders and experts in the field of substance misuse from all levels of prevention: primary, secondary and tertiary. 

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This is an online community that supports collaboration between experts in gambling, technology/Internet use and video gaming.

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The Health Equity Impact Assessment CoI aims to reduce inequities in access, quality, and outcomes of health and related services in Ontario.

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The Housing First CoI aims to expand housing stability, quality of life, and community functioning for the chronically homeless.

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