Evidence Exchange Network (EENet) is part of the Knowledge Mobilization portfolio in the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health’s (CAMH) Provincial System Support Program (PSSP). EENet moves evidence to action to improve programming and inform policy change.
Our team works closely with researchers, clinicians, policymakers, system planners, service providers, and people with lived experiences to mobilize knowledge and help people connect with each other.
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Mobilizing evidence to action
We consider all forms of evidence, including:
- professional expertise
- the lived experience of people and families
- cultural and traditional knowledge.
Using this evidence, we create and share accessible resources throughout the mental health and addictions community to enable action and inform decisions.
Promoting knowledge exchange
We know that connecting people is essential to advancing knowledge and affecting system change.
EENet Connect, our online community, enables over 15,000 members to share and discuss their knowledge and experiences. It also offers spaces for specific communities of interest (CoIs) and communities of practice (CoPs) to collaborate. Learn more about our CoIs and CoPs.
Originally located in the Health Systems Research and Consulting Unit at CAMH, EENet began in 2004 as the Ontario Mental Health and Addictions Knowledge Exchange Network (OMHAKEN).
Dr. Paula Goering and Dale Butterill envisioned EENet as a sustainable structure to help different people work together and share knowledge. OMHAKEN began by supporting knowledge exchange for the Systems Enhancement Evaluation Initiative (SEEI), followed by Creating Together: Co-Creating a Mental Health and Addictions Research Agenda for Ontario.
In the spring of 2011, under the leadership of Heather Bullock, OMHAKEN changed its name to EENet and relocated to PSSP.
Since 2011, EENet has contributed its expertise to many large-scale efforts—from the Early Psychosis Intervention Ontario Network to Youth Wellness Hubs Ontario—while informing the work of implementation projects across the province.
We remain committed to enhancing EENet’s network while getting evidence into the right hands.
Learn more about the different initiatives EENet supports and browse our library of resources.