Workshops & Events

The National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools (NCCMT) works to build capacity in evidence-informed decision making (EIDM) in public health by offering workshops and other training events.

We offer a range of interactive half-day, full-day and multi-day workshops for small and large groups. Facilitators from NCCMT are available to present at locations across Canada. Workshops are tailored to participant needs and costs vary depending on the service provided. 

Workshop topics include, but are not limited to:

  • What is evidence?
  • What is evidence-informed decision making?
  • Tools to integrate evidence into decision making
  • Searching for evidence (with optional practical skills session)
  • Appraising evidence (with optional practical skills session)
  • Synthesizing evidence
  • Assessing applicability of evidence to geography / organization
  • How to implement decisions
  • Organizational change for use of evidence in decision-making

Contact us at to request more information about planning a workshop. 

The new reality—learning on a limited budget

Of course, budget and time constraints in public health today mean that not everyone who wants to attend a workshop in person can.  Webinars provide access to high-quality, interactive presentations by experts in EIDM.  Click on the link below for descriptions and upcoming dates for the various webinar series hosted by NCCMT.

NCCMT Webinar Series

Limited availability? If your schedule is too busy to attend a webinar, NCCMT also offers self-paced online learning modules that can be accessed at any time.

Online learning modules

Out and about with NCCMT

NCCMT presents at public health conferences across Canada and internationally throughout the year.  Check out our calendar to see if we’ll be attending a conference near you!

You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook to keep up with our presentation schedule. 

"Thank you for your commitment to helping us learn about the Collaborating Centre and how to use the wealth of resources that you have developed."

"The NCCMT workshop was quite successful. I received comments … that it was one of the best workshops that some … had ever attended."

"Excellent workshop. Very relevant and useful information."