Webinar Series


NOVEMBER 2021 Webinar - NOVEMBER 4TH AT 12pm EST 

 CHWN webinar nov 4 v2

Topic: COVID-19 and the Mental Health and Substance Use Workforce

Summary: With the mental health and substance use impacts of COVID-19 expected to be complex and long-lasting, mental health and substance use service providers are at the forefront of the response. This webinar will provide an overview of a CIHR-funded project into the capacity of the mental health and substance use workforce to response to COVID-19, including preliminary findings from a literature review, survey and stakeholder interviews and perspectives from policy and practice.


Mary Bartram, Ph.D., RSW, Director, COVID-19 Policy, Mental Health Commission of Canada

Jelena Atanackovic, Ph.D., Senior Research Associate, University of Ottawa

Kim Hollihan, EdD, Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association

Gord Garner, Executive Director, Community Addictions Peer Support Association

Bonnie Wong, Executive Director, Hong Fook Mental Health Association



2021 webinars

October - Using Geographic and System Mapping to Understand the Factors Shaping Pregnant People’s Experiences Choosing and Accessing a Maternity Care Provider in Ontario’s Champlain Region - Presenters: Caroline Chamberland-Rowe, PhD Candidate, University of Ottawa; Maternity Care Thematic Lead, Canadian Health Workforce Network; CIHR Health System Impact Fellow, Champlain Maternal Newborn Regional Program and Darlene Rose, Regional Director, Champlain Maternal Newborn Regional Program - VIDEO COMING SOON

March - COVID Impact on the Health Workforce - A 1-year Retrospective - Presenters: Bianca K. Frogner, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington - CLICK HERE FOR THE PPT PRESENTATION

February 25th - Interprofessional Health Workforce Education and Planning: Why We All Need to Work Together - Presenters: Erin P. Fraher, PhD, MPP is an Associate Professor (with tenure) in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Medicine; Barbara Fifield Brandt, PhD, EdM, FNAP is the Founding Director of the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education at the University of Minnesota (UMN); Ivy Lynn Bourgeault, PhD, is a Professor in the School of Sociological and Anthropological Studies at the University of Ottawa and the University Research Chair in Gender, Diversity and the Professions -  WEBINAR MATERIALS COMING

February 3rd - Health & Wellness in the Canadian Armed Forces and the Department of National Defence - Presenters: Major-Général Marc Bilodeau, Canadian Armed Forces' Surgeon General, CD, MD - Moderator: Brenda Gamble, Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Science, PhD - Webinar materials available here/WEBINAR VIDEo

2020 Webinars 

NovemberCOVID-19 and the Mental Health and Substance Use Workforce - PresentersMary Bartram, Ph.D., RSW, Director, COVID-19 Policy, Mental Health Commission of Canada, Karen Cohen, Ph.D., C. Psych, CEO, Canadian Psychological Association & Rebecca Jesseman, Director of Policy, Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction - WEBINAR VIDEO

October - Setting a Research Agenda for Health Workforce Regulation and Governance in Canada - Presenters: Dr. Kate Leslie and Dr. Ivy Bourgeault, moderated by Dr. Tracey Adams - WEBINAR VIDEO 

September - Health Workforce Strategies to Help Ensure Optimal Supply & Health System Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic - Presenters: Ali Coates and Mara Mihailescu with an introduction by Jennifer Zelmer and Ivy Bourgeault - WEBINAR MATERIALS AVAILABLE HERE | WEBINAR VIDEO

Archived Webinars, Presentations, Podcasts (2013-2015)

Nov. 4th, 2015-  Improving Care and Support for Unpaid Caregivers in Ontario: Findings from a Citizen Panel - Michael Wilson, McMaster Health Forum

Oct. 29th, 2015- Primary Care Provider Perception of the Challenges of Managing Patients with Mental-Physical Multimorbidity: A Qualitative Study- Matthew Menear, Laval University

Oct. 21st, 2015- Establish a Succession Platform Which Responds to Your Regional Demographics -Heather Murchison, North West Local Health Integration Network

March 3rd, 2015- Psychiatry Workforce: Meeting the Needs: More Psychiatrists or role clarification?

Feb. 19th, 2015- Health Workforce New Zealand: Forecasting Methodology

Feb. 11th, 2015- Unemployed Physicians in Canada: Who are they and why is this happening?

Jan. 20th, 2015- National Registration and Accreditation

Jan. 15th, 2015- Conducting Comparative Policy Research in the Real World: Lessons from a Cross-Provincial Review of Team Based Primary Health Care

Dec. 16th, 2015- Bridging the Silos: Moving to Integrated Health Care Provider Funding Models in Canada

June 24th, 2014- Health Professions Regulation in the U.S.: What are the issues?

June 19th, 2014- Moving from Barriers to Facilitators: Funding and remuneration models that better optimize health professional scopes of practice

June 10th, 2014- The Law and Interprofessional Collaboration in Canada

June 5th, 2014- Building a Healthcare Human Resources Database Index: 5 not-so-simple steps

March 25th, 2014- Occupational Therapists in Community Mental Health

March 19th, 2014- The Geoportal of Minority Health (also available in french)

March 12th, 2014- The ROI in Team- Developing a Return on Investment Framework for Team-Based Care

March 6th, 2014- Transforming Musculoskeletal Care in Alberta: Moving Upstream with Collaborative Teams in Primary Care

Feb. 20th, 2014- Of Walls, Moats, and Ceilings: Reconceiving HHR in the Era of Quality Improvement(Revisiting Scopes of Practice)

Jan. 16th, 2014- Enhancing Primary Health Care Delivery in the Inner City Through Interprofessional Teamwork

Dec. 19th, 2013- Interprofessional Teams in the Chinook Primary Care Network