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The Toronto and Ottawa Supervised Consumption Assessment Project, Evidence Exchange Network

January 10, 2017

10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EST

Join this webinar to learn about the Toronto and Ottawa Supervised Consumption Assessment (TOSCA) Project, recipient of the 2016 Paula Goering Collaborative Research & Knowledge Translation (KT) Award.
The Goering Award acknowledges innovative KT projects in mental health and addictions. Please join us for an address from the TOSCA team, along with brief overviews of other innovative projects in the 2016 competition.
Learn about:

  • The TOSCA project
  • The Paula Goering Award
  • Other integrated KT initiatives

Sign up to join in person or via webinar! View the flyer. This webinar will be recorded and posted on

TOSCA is led by Dr. Ahmed Bayoumi (St. Michael’s Hospital), Dr. Carol Strike (Dalla Lana School of Public Health), and Shaun Hopkins and Susan Shepherd (Toronto Public Health). TOSCA studied the feasibility of opening supervised injection services (SIS) in Toronto and Ottawa. Project findings are used by three proposed SIS locations to support their applications for governmental approval to legally operate. The team’s experience shows that evidence, extensive presentation of findings, and strong local champions can move evidence into action. Read more.
About the Goering Award

Paula was a world‐renowned researcher, educator, mentor, and advocate. She was also a champion of knowledge exchange and the visionary behind EENet. The Goering Award recognizes innovative researcher–decision‐maker collabortive research projects for integrated knowledge translation in the area of mental health and addictions. Stay tuned for the next call in 2018!