EENet: Mental health and addictions knowledge translation resources

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. (2016). Evidence Exchange Network for Mental Health and Addictions. Retrieved from and


EENet is a province-wide knowledge exchange network that connects Ontario’s mental health and addictions system stakeholders with each other and with the evidence they need to make decisions. It is part of the Provincial System Support Program (PSSP) at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH).

EENet provides knowledge exchange support to province-wide as well as local initiatives that are working to improve the system. Examples include EENet’s Communities of Interest, which are co-creating and sharing evidence, and the Systems Improvement through Service Collaboratives initiative, which involves creating partnerships with communities across Ontario to improve access to mental health and addictions services and supports. The network uses a variety of mechanisms for knowledge exchange, including a website ( to share news, events and resources that make evidence accessible; and EENetConnect, an online forum that engages over 7,500 members.

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Out of nearly 100 evidence sources about mental health and addictions in Ontario, a province-wide survey named EENet the seventh most useful and the eighth most used. In addition, a survey of EENet’s stakeholders found that three out of four recommend EENet’s knowledge resources to others.

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