See below a sampling of articles, tools, groups, and service providers to help you develop your own capacity in the areas of adult education, facilitation, knowledge mobilization, and positive practices.
Adult Education Resources
(e.g., design/delivery/evaluation, online & blended learning)
Institute for Performance and Leaning (IPL)
- The Institute for Performance and Learning is a not-for-profit organization developing workplace learning professionals. The Institute guides existing practitioners and helps Canadian employers and public policy makers understand how to evaluate – and support – the role of workplace performance and learning across Canada.
- Webinars and Local Chapter Events
- InSync Training sets standards for live virtual and blended learning, specializing in developing the best training professionals for your organization.
- Complimentary Programs
(e.g., leadership, group facilitation, virtual teams)
Canadian Association of Management Consultants (CMC-Canada)
- The Canadian Association of Management Consultants (CMC-Canada) fosters excellence and integrity in the management consulting profession as a whole. CMC-Canada administers, and its provincial Institutes confer, the Certified Management Consultant (CMC) designation in Canada.
- Publication and Resources
- ICA Associates Inc. is a facilitation and training organization that focuses on enabling people to participate in the development of their own communities and organizations and to make the kind of positive contributions that will lead to healthier communities and workplaces
- Facilitation Training
- The International Association of Facilitators (IAF) is a participatory organization that sets internationally accepted industry standards, provides accreditation, supports a community of practice, advocates and educates on the power of facilitation and embraces the diversity of facilitators
- Knowledge Centre
(e.g., community, healthcare, mental health, social)
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
- The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada's largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital, as well as one of the world's leading research centres in the area of addiction and mental health. CAMH is a dynamic and accessible source of quality education for a diverse community of learners. CAMH strives to enrich knowledge to improve the lives and well being of people affected by mental-health and substance-use problems.
- Education; Guides and Publications
- The Community Networks of Specialized Care (CNSC) are a way of linking specialized services and professionals to pool their expertise to treat and support adults who have developmental disabilities and mental health needs and/or challenging behaviours (ie. dual diagnosis) in the communities where they live.
- Resources Library
- Home and community services support people of all ages who require care in their home, at school or in the community
- Find your local HCC/LHIN
- A unique training program designed to meet the highly specialized training needs of staff serving vulnerable children, youth, adults and families in Ontario
- Training Programs
Knowledge Mobilization Resources
(e.g, communications, knowledge transfer, social media)
Evidence Exchange Network for Mental Health and Addictions (EENet)
- Evidence Exchange Network (EENet) is a mental health and addictions knowledge exchange network that connects stakeholders across Ontario. The network promotes the use of research evidence in decision-making, develops targeted knowledge translation products and tools, and supports interactive exchanges.
Positive Practices Resources
(e.g., appreciative inquiry, positive psychology)
Canadian Positive Psychology Association (CPPA)
- The Canadian Positive Psychology Association is a registered Canadian not-for-profit organization. We represent scholars and academics who are engaged in rigorous academic research in the field of positive psychology, and we work with practitioners to ensure a higher standard in the application of positive psychology.
- Article: What is Positive Psychology?