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1 Regional Conferences

2 Objectives for today… To receive an update on the Centres activities in : –Mobilizing knowledge and changing behaviour –Activities at a glance –New funding opportunities on the horizon –Evaluation: you have a role to play!

3 Mobilizing knowledge and changing behaviour in CYMH 2004 to 2006: building/development (e.g., knowledge generation, synthesis, exchange) to 2010: mobilizing knowledge and changing behaviour in CYMH. –Common threads across activities: building networks and partnerships; communities of practice around evidence-based practice.

4 Activities at a Glance Partnerships –Coalition for Child and Youth Mental Health Information –Mental Health Commission of Canada –National Infant, Child and Youth Mental Health Consortium –Research in Practice (UK) –International Initiative on Mental Health Leadership (IIMHL) –Made in Ontario: A showcase of leading practices in child and youth mental health (May 2008)

5 Activities at a Glance Integration Working Group –Galvanizing Forum 2006 (cross-committee membership) –Aim: strategize how the Centre will lead and facilitate integration of a CYMH system in ON –Commissioned a paper on Integration of CYMH in Canada –Questions: What does integration mean? What is our role in system integration? What are we currently doing to facilitate integration? What should we do doing to facilitate integration in the future?

6 Youth Engagement –The New Mentality – pilot initiative working to create a youth-driven network promoting mental health and advocating for a system that engages youth in ON. –Consumer & Advocates Network – network of consumers, including youth, who inform our programs and services. –Youth Art Mural Project – partnership between the Ottawa School of Art and the Centre; the use of art to express mental health. –Dare to Dream Program – youth-led awards program. – - health literacy program. Activities at a Glance

7 Activities at a glance Med Ed & Med Ed Passport –Partnership between the Centre and Drs Stan Kutcher, Andrea Murphy and David Gardner, Dalhousie University. –Psychotropic medication education booklet created in response to a provincial crisis. –Innovative tracker for questions, symptoms, activities, side effects, medications and appointments. –Train-the-trainer pilot training in May 2008; provincial pilot in summer 2008.

8 Communities of Practice –Multiple consultations with agencies implementing Triple P (Positive Parenting Program, Australia). –Facilitation of additional communities of practice around evidence-based practice and evaluation. CYMH Outcome Indicators Project –Joint project between the Centre and MCYS. Activities at a Glance

9 New Funding Opportunities Community Mobilization Awards – Pilot –Inspired by SPRG. –In response to local barriers and limitations with Expertise Mobilization Awards. –Fosters capacity building, collaboration and improved mental health in communities across ON. Aims to: –provide a mobilization funding stream for communities that have been unable to access Centre grants. –support motivated communities in their efforts to mobilize around a pressing issue. –support sustainable initiatives through collaborative action.

10 –Communities must include at least two partner agencies committed to working together. –Community Mobilization Awards have 2 Phases: Phase 1 - develop a Community Action Plan ($15,000) Phase 2 - fully implement the plan; measure its impact ($15,000). –Possibility of 1-year renewal pending review of outcomes and potential for sustainability. –Official award to be launched - July 2008.

11 Activities at a glance Grants and Awards Index –Contains information about Centre-funded projects. Project summary Final Outcomes Report Presentations –Search for current research in your region, sector or area of interest.

12 New Funding Opportunities Two new grants replace the former Program Evaluation Grants: 1.Evaluation Capacity Building Grants 2.Evaluation Implementation Grants Goals: –standardization of evaluation. –more communities of practice established in ON. Both grants will require: –A readiness review –If successful, regular consultation with the Centre. –Partnerships and networks with agencies implementing similar programs and services. Deadline is June 2, 2008.

13 Evaluation of the Centre Internal Evaluation (the Centre) –Lead: Dr. Evangeline Danseco. –Ongoing internal review of Centre processes and outcomes. –Innovative evaluation data-collection system. External Evaluation (MCYS) –Fourth year of full operations. –To determine value of Centre outcomes and relevance to the field. –What can you do to help support your Centre of Excellence?

14 Final Thoughts - think about… What Centre activities you would like to be involved in… What grants and awards you may want to apply for… What networks and communities of practice you should be involved in… What you can do to support your Centre of Excellence in an external evaluation…

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