Resources for Researchers

Alberta Addiction and Mental Health Research Partnership Program – This  is a multi-disciplinary and multi-sectoral collaboration of addiction and mental health service providers, research institutions, government ministries, non-profit organizations, and others who work together to advance mental health research and translate evidence into practice. There is information and tools for researchers at this site.

Alberta Innovates (formerly Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions)  As the newly formed Alberta Innovates corporation, the organization funds top quality, internationally competitive health research and innovation activities to improve the health and wellbeing of Albertans. Alberta Innovates provides leadership for Alberta’s health research and innovation enterprise by directing, coordinating, reviewing, funding and supporting research and innovation.

Canadian Institutes of Health Research – This organization provides funding for research. A number of the institutes focus on areas that may be of particular interest to researchers in child/adolescent mental health such as the Institute of Human Development Child and Youth Health (IHDCYD).

Canadian Psychiatric Research Association – This is a national charitable organization and is the only national charity with a focus of funding mental illness and addiction research at universities, research institutes and teaching hospitals across the country.

The Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health –Activities of this centre include engaging in partnerships, funding new research, providing  consulting services, building, synthesizing and mobilizing  credible child and youth mental health evidence, generating  opportunities for knowledge exchange and supporting the critical role of youth engagement.

PolicyWise for Children & Families (formerly Alberta Centre for Child, Family and Community Research) – This organization seeks to improve the well-being of children, their families and communities in Alberta, Canada and internationally, by mobilizing evidence into policy and practice. Their mission is to collaboratively develop, support and integrate evidence across sectors and disciplines to provide a strong foundation for identifying and promoting effective public policy and service delivery.