1. Resources & Publications

    COVID-19 Decision-Making: A Social Impact Tool for Social Purpose-driven Organizations

    The McConnell Foundation developed this tool to assist social purpose-driven organizations to address the challenge of pivoting their business models, to play their role in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. This resource will be of interest to leaders who are called upon to make immediate and profound decisions with far-reaching consequences,...
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    Peer Support Navigators: Easing Health Systems Navigation for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness in Niagara (Event Recording)

    This recording of the September 02, 2020 webinar shares information about the Niagara HELPS (Homelessness Emergency Liaison & Peer Support) project. Niagara HELPS is a new peer initiative that involves individuals with lived experience utilizing both their compassion and knowledge of community resources. The program also helps hospital Emergency Department...
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    RETURN TO THE WORKPLACE: A Psychological Toolkit For Heading Back To Work

    This toolkit is a guide to support the mental health of individuals as they plan safe transitions back into their workplaces and to help employers as they develop policies and procedures for supporting staff returning to work. It contains information about the common symptoms individuals may experience as they think...
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    Strategies for Social Connection Among Isolated Older Adults

    This resource presents a model for social connectedness that focuses on how older adults can change their thinking, feeling, and connections to reduce their distress during periods of isolation. Service providers and older adults can work together (even over the phone), by building a flexible “Connections Plan” to develop coping...
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    CIHI’s Health Data and Information Governance and Capability Framework

    The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) consulted with more than 200 health systems leaders in 2018 and 2019 to identify practical actions to systematically improve the use of health data and information (HDI). The resulting framework was developed to respond to a growing awareness among Canadian health information organizations...
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    Canadian Substance Use Costs and Harms (2015-2017) [report]

    This report provides a summary of key findings about the costs and harms of substance use in Canada from 2015 to 2017. Data include the costs of various substances such as alcohol, tobacco, opioids, and cannabis. The data are also broken down into four categories: healthcare costs, lost productivity costs,...
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    Virtual Care for Mental Health and Substance Use During COVID-19 [infographic]

    A one-page poster that provides information about accessing virtual care for substance use and mental health during COVID-19. It highlights the importance of seeking mental health and substance use care early and provides a list of virtual care options that are available to offer support. Published By: Canadian Centre on...
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    International Overdose Awareness Day – Downloadable Resources

    International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) is a global event held on August 31st each year and aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. The IOAD began in Australia in 2001 and became a program of the Penington Institute, which advances health and community...
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    Mood Walks: The Role of Parks and Recreation in Mental Health Promotion

    This is policy brief #45 from the Niagara Community Observatory at Brock University. Dr. Kyle Rich and Dr. Martha Barnes from the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies at Brock report on their research in which they examined a partnership that sought to promote mental health by encouraging participants to...

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