The Canadian Collaborative Mental Health Care Conference aims to advance collaborative practices in mental health, primary care, and community settings. It is a unique interdisciplinary conference where all partners involved in mental health and substance use care can gather, learn together, and learn from each other. We value multiple forms of knowledge and ‘evidence’ including scientific knowledge, pragmatic knowledge of healthcare providers and administrators, traditional knowledge of Indigenous peoples, and experiential knowledge of service users, families and caregivers with lived or living experience of mental health or substance use challenges. Throughout the conference, we seek to promote dialogue between these different perspectives.
The main conference theme marking our 25th anniversary conference is “Innovation to Impact: Scaling Up Collaborative Care”. The theme reflects the evolution of the collaborative care movement over the past 25 years from a collection of mostly local, grassroots initiatives to a large-scale movement that now mobilizes a diverse range of partners locally, provincially, nationally, and internationally. The theme also recognizes the important work that remains to be done to spread and scale collaborative care to ensure that its benefits reach the greatest numbers possible. At this year’s conference, we will acknowledge some important milestones along this journey but also look forward and deliberate on the actions needed to make collaborative care a more integral part of the fabric of our health systems.
Whether you are a healthcare provider or administrator, researcher, student, Indigenous person, policymaker, community-based service provider, or person, family member or caregiver with lived or living experience of mental health and/or substance use challenges, we invite you to submit an abstract and attend the conference to connect with a diverse and welcoming community that strives to remain at the cutting edge of practices and innovations that improve mental health and well-being in Canada and abroad.
Call for Abstracts Opens December 14th, 2023
Call for Abstracts Closes February 16th, 2024 | 11:59 pm (EST)
Notification of Acceptance March 2024
Conference June 9-10, 2024
Please click here for the full submission guidelines.
Fairmont Château Laurier1, Rideau Street Ottawa, ON Canada, K1N 8S7
December 14, 2023 - 00:01 until February 19, 2024 - 23:59
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