What's New



May 2014 - We are pleased to announce that all phases of the Connections program of research have been completed and we are currently analysing data and planning further research studies based on this work. Last year, we held an End-of-Grant Meeting for the research team, advisory committee, and representatives from the agencies that participated in the Knowledge Broker Study. Please click here for the final report from that meeting. Over the next few months please check back for updates on future directions of Connections research.

Connections has new 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.