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Collaboration and involvement of persons with lived experience in planning Canada’s At Home/Chez Soi project
Author(s): Geoffrey Nelson, Eric Macnaughton, Susan Eckerle Curwood, Nathalie Egalité, Jijian Voronka, Marie-Josée Fleury, Maritt Kirst, Linsay Flowers, Michelle Patterson, Michael Dudley, Myra Piat, Ph.D., Paula Goering
Publication Date: 2016
Planning the implementation of evidence-based mental health services entails commitment to both rigour and community relevance, which entails navigating the challenges of collaboration between professionals and community members in a planning environment which is neither ‘top-down’ nor ‘bottom-up’. This research focused on collaboration among different stakeholders (e.g. researchers, service-providers, persons with lived experience [PWLE]) at fiv...
Implementation and Fidelity Evaluation of the Mental Health Commission of Canada's At Home/Chez Soi Project: Winnipeg Site
Author(s): Michael Dudley, Matthew Havens
Organization: Mental Health Commission of Canada; University of Winnipeg
Publication Date: 2011
This report documents the implementation of the Mental Health Commission of Canada’s At Home/Chez Soi project in Winnipeg. It reports on the viewpoints and perspectives of the site’s stakeholders concerning the fidelity of the Site to its original plans; formative issues related to successes and challenges; stakeholder relationships; the involvement of participants; issues related to Site resources; and the influences and consequences of the loca...
Planning a Multi-site, Complex Intervention for Homeless People with Mental Illness: The Relationships Between the National Team and Local Sites in Canada’s At Home/Chez Soi Project
Author(s): Geoffrey Nelson, Eric Macnaughton, Paula Goering, Michael Dudley, Patricia O’Campo, Michelle Patterson, Myra Piat, Ph.D., Natasha Prévost, Verena Strehlau, Catherine Vallée
Publication Date: 2012
This research focused on the relationships between a national team and five project sites across Canada in planning a complex, community intervention for homeless people with mental illness called At Home/Chez Soi, which is based on the Housing First model. The research addressed two questions: (a) what are the challenges in planning? and (b) what factors that helped or hindered moving project planning forward? Using qualitative methods, 149 nati...