COVID-19 and Mental Health Initiative: Networking Tool

Effective knowledge mobilization is essential to maximize the impact of the COVID-19 and Mental Health Initiative. The table below has been designed to connect decision-makers, knowledge users and other stakeholders with researchers funded through the Knowledge Synthesis: COVID-19 in Mental Health and Substance Use funding opportunity.

Researchers can provide stakeholders with high-quality evidence and recommendations to support the needs of priority populations, including: people who use drugs; children, youth and families; older Canadians; health care workers, first responders and public safety personnel; and vulnerable and at-risk groups, among others.

Note: To be included in the Networking Tool, please complete this short survey. Your information will be added to the table below during the next update.


The information is provided in the language in which it was submitted by the respondent.

Contact information Location Stakeholder Role Populations of Interest Topics of Interest

Mark Embrett
Health Systems Impact Fellow
Dalhousie University/Nova Scotia Health

Nova Scotia

Independent researcher

Provincial Health Authority

Pre-existing mental illness

People who use drugs (PWUD) and substance use

Vulnerable or at-risk populations

Virtual care

Health Systems Arrangements

Karen Lok Yi Wong
Social Worker and Researcher
Providence Healthcare and University of British Columbia

British Columbia

Provincial/Territorial health system decision maker

Community organization

Independent researcher

Healthcare workers


Virtual care

Women's mental health and substance use

Opioids and safer supply

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