What's New



March 2013 - We are pleased to announce that "Phase 2" of Connections program of research is completed! Thanks to the staff in the 15 agencies who participated in the Knowledge Broker Study! For more information please click here.

We also are pleased to announce that Connections’ End-of-Grant Meeting for the research team, advisory committee, and representatives from the agencies that participated in the Knowledge Broker Study will be held on March 27 & 28, 2013. Please click here for more information about the meeting.

Connections has new press releases, presentations, and peer-reviewed articles. For a full list and links, please click here.



Welcome to Connections!

The goal of Connections is to develop and evaluate an innovative knowledge transfer and exchange strategy with meaningful involvement of stakeholders in the process, which will ultimately improve services for women with substance use issues and their children in Canada.

Through our projects, we will develop and facilitate connections:

  • among agencies through networking activities;
  • between addictions agencies and researchers through knowledge exchange;
  • between addictions agencies and agencies that serve children and families (to encourage and foster collaborative service delivery); and,
  • ultimately, between mothers with substance use issues and their children.

Our research is funded as an Emerging Team Grant by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). The grant is administered by McMaster University.