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August 2014

As the funding period for Connections' program of research has ended, this website will no longer be updated. For other websites with information and current research related to women with substance abuse issues who are pregnant or parenting, please click here.

Thank you for your interest in our work!



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.