Steering Committee minutes for April 25, 2018

Below are the minutes from CRHESI’s last Steering Committee meeting:

The next Steering Committee meeting is Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 3:00pm-4:30pm

Do you have updates or reports on projects or initiatives that should be shared at the CRHESI Steering Committee and with the agencies, researchers, and community leaders in the CRHESI ecosystem? Please email

MHCC Webinar on Stakeholder Engagement and KT

The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC), in collaboration with the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA), have created the Knowledge Exchange Collaborative as a joint initiative that brings together people in the fields of mental health and substance use and addiction in order to learn more about knowledge exchange.

As part of this collaborative, the MHCC and CCSA will be hosting a series of webinars to highlight and discuss key issues related to knowledge exchange. This first webinar will explore approaches to engaging stakeholders, an important part of knowledge exchange to effectively move research into policy and practice.

Join the first Knowledge Exchange Collaborative webinar on Tues. December 19, 12 to 1 pm ET.

Speakers are:
Eugenia Canas
Coordinator, Centre for Research on Health Equity and Social Inclusion

Liz Wigfull
Manager, Knowledge Exchange, Mental Health Commission of Canada 

Laurence Caron
Project leader and instructor, Anti-stigma Initiative, Association québécoise pour la réadaptation psychosociale

Register here.

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Meet CRHESI: Elizabeth Nowicki

Dr. Elizabeth Nowicki is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education, and holds a long-standing career in the education sector, including membership to the Ontario College of Teachers. She holds a doctorate in psychology and a master’s in educational psychology and special education — with research interests drawn from educational, developmental, and social psychology. Dr. Nowicki was awarded a Faculty of Education Graduate Teaching Excellence award (2015–2016). She has an extensive history in supervision and advisory roles, having mentored many students at the graduate level. Her teaching focuses on research methods and theories of education, as well as on exceptional children, the psychosocial aspects of schooling, and psycho-educational assessment.