PolicyWise in conversation with our communities partners from Grande Prairie community-led youth mental health hubs: Youth Voices members Alex and Charla Savoury, and Julia Turgeon the community coordinator. Read the full story of their experiences!
Senior Research and Policy Associate, Valerie Salt, reflects on her experiences as the PolicyWise lead on implementation during the pilot phase and ongoing evaluation of the community-led youth mental health hubs project. She highlights how time and relationships are essential to launching community-led integrated service delivery.
For people unfamiliar with in-situ methodologies, we’ll share a story. It demonstrates the methods’ unique contribution to understanding experiences of a changing world. PolicyWise Knowledge
We just completed a report on Opportunity Youth employment in Alberta. We’ve identified opportunities action to ensure they have a brighter future. Read more details in our news story.
At PolicyWise, we’re committed to participatory, inclusive research and evaluation. That’s why we’re excited to share with you a Wayfinder guide to in-situ methodologies in
The beginning of the 2020 – 2021 fiscal year maps almost perfectly onto the first pandemic-related shut-down in Alberta. Many of our projects at PolicyWise were underway – the Apprenticeship Program Data Integration and the Multi-Year Trauma Action Plan were two such examples.
Youth, aged 11-24 years, were falling through the cracks of a mental health care system designed without their needs in mind. Something had to change.
The social sector in Alberta needed an evidence-informed way to screen for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). They came to PoliyWise to review the existing tools and make recommendations.
Organizational resilience has long been a staple of business planning. Tools and strategies exist to serve the private sector, which rely on big budgets and plentiful resources. Nothing was available that considered the unique strengths, opportunities, and circumstances of the social-serving sector. PolicyWise and Calgary Urban Project Society (CUPS) saw an opportunity to address this gap.