Working together to change the system! The Mental Health Commission of Canada’s Youth Council has created a youth version of Changing Directions, Changing Lives: The Mental Health Strategy for Canada.
The Knowledge Exchange Centre (KEC) fulfills a crucial role in the MHCC’s mandate to help transform the mental health care system. As Canada's only national mental health knowledge exchange centre, it provides support in central Commission areas. This includes the research of reports, dissemination of Commission messages to the public using webinars, conferences, and our website and social media channels, and sparking connections in the mental health community.
The KEC recently released its Interim Report with highlights on its involvement in MHCC’s key projects and priority program areas.
Driving change using knowledge exchange
Built around the concept of innovation—developing new actions, services and relationships with the potential to improve mental health outcomes—Innovation to Implementation (I2I) is a practical, step-by-step guide for creating an effective knowledge exchange plan. It highlights the importance of using a wide range of perspectives so that knowledge can be jointly identified, created and applied.
The knowledge connection
The KEC is guided by three directions—synthesizing knowledge, facilitating knowledge exchange and building the capacity for people to work together:
The KEC has contributed to the following projects spanning the breadth of MHCC’s work:
The Mental Health Commission of Canada’s (MHCC) Knowledge Exchange Centre fulfills a crucial role in the MHCC’s mandate to help transform Canada’s mental health care system through research, dissemination of information through a number of channels and sparking connections in the mental health community. Click on the links below for more information.