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Research Initiatives 

Social Entrepreneurism in Mental Health (SEMH)Social Entrepreneurism in Mental Health (SEMH)
The Social Entrepreneurism in Mental Health (SEMH) research group focuses on attempting to better understand how mental health equity can be achieved through the application of social entrepreneurial principles in mental health care. Our goal is to learn from the people who have transformed innovative ideas into highly effective services—to articulate the models upon which their services are based and the implications of their work for policy development—to share new ways to more effectively address the pervasive health disparities that exist in our society.

Researching Health in Ontario Communities (RHOC)Researching Health in Ontario Communities (RHOC)
Bringing research to Ontario communities using a mobile research laboratory
Researching Health in Ontario Communities (RHOC) is a research initiative led by a multidisciplinary team of investigators that seeks to improve understanding, prevention and treatment of co-occurring mental health, substance use and violence problems in Ontario.

Creating Together
Creating Together is an OMHAKEN initiative to jointly develop a research agenda that will help guide health systems/services and population/ public health research investments and knowledge exchange activity in the province of Ontario over the next 3-5 years.


SAMI (Social Aetiology of Mental Illness)Social Aetiology of Mental Illness (SAMI) 
Situated at CAMH and the University of Toronto, SAMI is a centre of excellence for the study of the social determinants of mental illness and addictions. Our objective is to establish a growing network of researchers who conduct investigations that lead to evidence-based practice, as well as prevention and promotion work to support mental health. Our initial undertaking is a year-long training program, including a ten-week didactic course followed by 40 weeks of mentored personal and collaborative research. Beginning this year, the training program starts the second Monday every September. Learn more about SAMI.

Centre for Research on Employment and Workplace Health (CREWH)Centre for Research on Employment and Workplace Health (CREWH)
Work and the workplace impact our quality of life, yet little is known about this complex relationship. Our goal is to transform our understanding of work and living using a trans-disciplinary approach to research.

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