Knowledge Exchange within PSSP

The Knowledge Exchange (KE) team at the Provincial System Support Program (PSSP) helps to share and promote the use of evidence to build a better mental health and addictions system in Ontario. We connect people with people, and people with relevant, actionable evidence that they can use to inform decisions at policy, program, and practice levels. Our network includes persons with lived experience, family members, service providers, researchers, system planners, and policymakers.

The Provincial System Support Program (PSSP) at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health works with communities, service providers and other partners across Ontario to move evidence to action to create sustainable, system-level change. With offices in Toronto and across the province, PSSP is on the ground, collaborating with stakeholders to build a better system through our work in implementation, knowledge exchange, evaluation and data management, health equity and engagement.

Our KE work in PSSP responds to provincial priorities such as early psychosis intervention, human trafficking, problem gambling and other behavioural addictions, cannabis, youth wellness, community treatment orders, and other topics related to mental health and addictions.

Through this work, we build system capacity, facilitate networks and partnerships across stakeholders and sectors, and respond to evidence needs by developing resources, such as infographics, videos, and evidence briefs.

Read more about our portfolio below.

Evidence Exchange Network (EENet)

EENet is a province-wide knowledge exchange network that is supported by a team of knowledge brokers and communications specialists, located  across the province. The team brings people together, responds to evidence requests, supports the implementation of interventions, and builds capacity so that others can use evidence. Our knowledge brokers search for relevant evidence, develop easy to understand knowledge resources and courses, and support communities of interest and practice. Learn more about EENet.

Gambling, Gaming, and Technology Use (GGTU)

GGTU supports addictions and mental health service providers through training and education, developing digital tools and resources, and facilitating knowledge sharing related to problem gambling, video gaming, and Internet addiction. Learn more about GGTU.

Early Psychosis Intervention Ontario (EPION)

PSSP’s KE team supports the work of EPION, which is a network of people who work in early psychosis intervention (EPI) services in Ontario, and includes those who have received EPI services as well as their family members and caregivers. The aim of the network is to support the development and implementation of effective treatment and support systems for people in the early stages of psychosis. Learn more about EPION.

 

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