Mental Health & Psychosocial Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted on: Apr 24, 2020

Like other population-level crises and disasters, the COVID-19 pandemic will have short- and long-term impacts on the mental health and psychosocial well-being of individuals and communities. However, Albertans have faced disaster before and shown great resilience. We know that, in…

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Dates to Remember

Posted on: Nov 6, 2019

*indicates this event takes place on the same day every year bold indicates STAT holidays January *January is Mentoring Month *January 1 – New Years Day January 17 – International Mentoring Day January 29 – Bell Let’s Talk Day February…

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2019 PolicyWise Community AGM

Posted on: Sep 17, 2019

On September 27, 2019, PolicyWise will be holding their Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the YMCA Family Resource Centre in Birch Hall (gymnasium). This will be a community event to share the work we’ve done this past year, as well…

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MyCHILD Collaboration Final Report – Exploring integration of data for children with neurodevelopmental disabilities

Posted on: Jul 4, 2019

The Maternal, Youth, Children and Infant Linked Data Alberta Initiative (MyCHILD) is a collaboration between the Maternal, Newborn, Child and Youth Strategic Network of Alberta Health Services, Alberta Community and Social Services, PolicyWise, and Alberta Innovates. The goal is explore…

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ABNN Data to Action Day

Posted on: Apr 4, 2019

On February 5, 2019, PolicyWise for Children & Families, in partnership with the Alberta Nonprofit Network (ABNN), facilitated the one-day Data to Action event in Edmonton. The purpose was focused on learning and developing better data competency. Participants worked together with other…

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SAGE in Review

Posted on: Dec 14, 2018

Here is a quick summary of the Secondary Analysis to Generate Evidence (SAGE) work we did in the last 3 years! Want to learn more and collaborate with us? Contact us at To download the infographic, click here.

Consent, Privacy, & Data Governance: A summary of what Bissell Centre participants have to say

Posted on: Nov 30, 2018

The Bissell Centre recently consulted their clients’ opinion on consent, privacy, and data governance. Among the topics discussed, the clients emphasized the importance of ownership, control, and security of their information.  

Congrats Kamala!

Posted on: Sep 19, 2018

If you are interested in the relationship between neighborhoods’ socioeconomic status, preterm birth, depression, and anxiety, take a look at the poster created by our 2017 SAGE grant recipient, Kamala Adhikari, that she presented at the Society for Pediatric and…

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Congratulations Dhwani!

Posted on: Sep 13, 2018

One of our 2017 SAGE Secondary Data Use grant recipients, Dhwani Paul, presented at the 2018 Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting. This work was done though secondary analysis of All of Our Families data. Access both of the posters here….

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Congratulations Samantha!

Posted on: Sep 13, 2018

On August 22, 2018, our recent SAGE summer student created this poster, “How a Demographic Review will Contribute to the Development of a Consent Form in a Non-Profit Community-based Organization” for the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute (ACHRI ) Summer…

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