Past Projects

This section contains projects completed by CRECS' researchers.

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Level I and Level II evaluation of the International Program for Development Evaluation Training (IPDET) 2008

Principal Investigator: John Sylvestre
Funder/Partner: Good2Talk
Period: August 2015-October 2015
Keywords: Helpline; Literature; Review; Mental; Health; Youth.
Objective: Good2Talk is soliciting a proposal to conduct a scan of the literature on strategies for promoting increased awareness and use of its helpline. In consultation with Good2Talk, the Centre for Research on Educational and Community Services (CRECS) has developed a proposal to conduct this review.

 


Level I and Level II evaluation of the International Program for Development Evaluation Training (IPDET) 2008

Principal Investigator: David Trumpower
Funder/Partner: Carleton University
Period: July 2013-December 2013
(Project Report)


21st Century Skills and Attributes Across the Curriculum

Principal Investigator: Ruth Kane
Funder/Partner: Ontario Ministry of Education
Period: July 2013-November 2013
Keywords: Education; Curriculum; Review; Analysis; Research; Policy; Ontario; Assessment; Student.
Objective: An inter jurisdictional scan of two provinces and two international locations to review how 21st century learning skills and attributes are integrated into curriculum design. In addition a review of the theoretical and empirical literature related to curriculum design and delivery in relation to how policy is mobilised in practice in integrating 21st century skills and attributes. The study will map how these four jurisdictions address the need for students to acquire 21st learning skills and attributes in an increasingly technologically driven global economy. Attention will be paid to how student demonstration of 21st century skills should be assessed, evaluated and reported. The four jurisdictions will be compared to Ontario in an effort to recommend how to further integrate 21st century skills and attributes into the revised Ontario curriculum.


Request for Services No. 1313

Principal Investigator: Jessica Whitley
Funder/Partner: Ontario Ministry of Education
Period: January 2013-September 2013
Keywords: Ontario; Implementation; Innovation; Assessment; Project; Research; Ministry; Practices.
Objective: The Ontario Ministry of Education's Student Success Learning to 18 Strategic Implementation, Innovation and Support Branch are currently engaged in building the capacity of boards in the Building Innovative Practice Initiative in implementing effective and differentiated instruction. This project addresses a recent call for knowledgeable advisors to work with the Ministry leadership team in this endeavour. The project includes meeting the Building Innovative Practice Ministry Leadership Team, assisting in the analysis of board proposals and providing feedback to Ministry staff on the goals and strategies outline in board proposals.


The Ottawa Neighbourhood Study

Principal Investigator: Elizabeth Kristjansson
Funder/Partner: Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre
Keywords: Ottawa; Sector; Health; Research; Partner; Private; Public; Award; Impact; Community.
Objective: The Ottawa Neighbourhood Study recently won this prestigious award, which is 'given annually to a partnership in Canada that demonstrates excellence in bringing health research communities together. It recognizes cross-sectoral partnerships between health researchers and partners from the private, voluntary and public sectors'.  The Ottawa neighbourhood Study has won this award because of the high number and quality of our partnerships, because the work we do cannot be accomplished without all of us, and because of the large impact that we have in the community. 


Closing the Gap: A Study of the Implementation and Effectiveness of the Youth in Transition (YouIT) Intensive Case Management Services

Principal Investigator: Tim Aubry
Funder/Partner: MITACS
Period: March 2012-March 2013
Keywords: Research; Mental Health; Program; Implementation; Evaluation; Assessment; Outcomes.
Objective:  This research project will investigate the implementation and effectiveness of the integrated community mental health services for youth and young adults with mental health and addiction problems. The project will entails two distinct pieces of research: (1) an evaluation of the implementation of the program and (2) an evaluation of the outcomes of participants in the program. The implementation evaluation will be conducted to describe how the program was implemented, and to evaluate the fidelity of the program.  The second part of the research will examine the outcomes of clients over the course of their involvement in the program. The data for the outcome evaluation will be collected through the administration information system, and through self-reported client data. If the evaluation is found to be effective, the approach could be replicated by partner organizations allowing them to better serve their clients.


An Evaluation of the Collaborative Problem Solving Training Program of Crime Prevention Ottawa

Principal Investigator: Tim Aubry
Funder/Partner: Crime Prevention Ottawa
Period: January 2012-November 2012
Keywords: Crime; Criminal; Ottawa; Evaluation; Assessment; Training; Program; Collaboration.
Objective: The proposed work is to assist Crime Prevention Ottawa (CPO) with the completion of an evaluation of the Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) training program.


Supporting Instructional Leadership

Principal Investigator: Brad Cousins
Funder/Partner: Eastern Ontario Staff Development Network
Period: December 2011-May 2012


NCERT ECB training workshop in India

Principal Investigator: Marielle Simon
Funder/Partner: Cambridge Education Limited of St. Anne House
Period: November 2011-July 2012


NCERT ECB training workshop in India

Principal Investigator: Marielle Simon
Funder/Partner: Cambridge Education Limited of St. Anne House
Period: November 2011-March 2012
Keywords: Ottawa; University; Training; Program; Evaluation; Assessment; India; CRECS.
Objective: Colleagues from uOttawa and UWM will provide training in program evaluation to Indian Professors in India in June. The project is to be run under the auspices of the Centre for Research on Educational and Community Services.


Review of Community Indicators and National Shelter Study and the Development of Community Survey Methodology on Governance

Principal Investigator: Tim Aubry
Funder/Partner: Human Resources and Social Development Canada
Period: September 2011-March 2012

ENCERT ECB Training Extension

Principal Investigator: Brad Cousins
Funder/Partner: Cambridge Education Limited of St. Anne House
Period: August 2011-September 2012

Proposal to Conduct an Evaluation of the Ontario Ministry of Education’s Differentiated Instruction Professional Learning Strategy

Principal Investigator: Jessica Whitley
Funder/Partner: Ontario Ministry of Education
Period: January 2011-January 2012
Keywords: Evaluation; Ontario; Assessment; Professional; Education; Strategy.
Objective: The current study is an evaluation of the Ontario Ministry of Education's Differentiated Instruction Professional Learning Strategy. The overarching objectives of the current evaluation are to determine the extent to which the outcomes for the DIPLS has been achieved; the impact of DIPLS on instructional practice; and the effectiveness of Ministry implementation of the DIPLS. The evaluation will employ a hybrid evaluation design that focuses on both impact and process drawing on three principal strands: Strand I: a multi-level modeling approach; Strand II: a multiple case study of selected Layer 2 schools, and Strand III: a content analysis of a sample of school collaborative inquiry reports. The evaluation will provide evidence to inform decisions about future directions of Ministry-funded professional learning strategies for educators. More specifically, it will supply policy makers and strategy developers with insights to improve ongoing DIPLS implementation and broader dissemination will enable school and school board-level educators to understand DI, its implementation and effects at deeper levels than is presently the case.


Eastern Ontario Consortium on Transitions from Child Welfare Agencies

Principal Investigator: Robert Flynn
Funder/Partner: Valoris for Children & Adults of Prescott-Russell
Period: December 2010-May 2013
Resource: Revised Pre-transition Interview Schedule (2011)


NCERT data analysis, interpretation and reporting

Principal Investigator: Brad Cousins
Funder/Partner: Cambridge Education Limited of St. Anne House
Period: October 2010-November 2010
Objective: The principal investigator provided consultation on data analysis, interpretation and reporting to the National Council for Educational Research and Training, India. 


Evaluation Training in India

Principal Investigator: Brad Cousins
Funder/Partner: Cambridge Education Limited of St. Anne House
Period: June 2010
Objective: Colleagues from uOttawa and UWM will provide training in program evaluation to Indian Professors in India in June.


Indian Delegation: North American Study Tour 2010

Principal Investigator: Brad Cousins
Funder/Partner: Western Michigan University
Period: April 2010-May 2010
Keywords: University; Education; CRECS; Education; Member; School; Community; India.
Objective: The Faculty of Education through the Centre for Research on Educational and Community Services hosted a delegation of professors and members of the elementary education community of practice from India for three days of training and networking sessions.


Advisory Panel for NCERT Programme Evaluation Training

Principal Investigator: Brad Cousins
Funder/Partner: Cambridge Education Limited of St. Anne House
Period: January 2010-June 2011


Review and advisory input on NCERT programme evaluation instruments

Principal Investigator: Marielle Simon
Funder/Partner: Cambridge Education Limited of St. Anne House
Period: December 2009
Keywords: Assessment; Evaluation; Education; India.
Objective: This assignment supported the development of evaluation capacity of the National Council for Education and Research Training, New Delhi, India, under the  Capacity Building Support to the Elementary Education Programme, India.


Advisory Panel for NCERT Programme Evaluation Training

Principal Investigator: Brad Cousins
Funder/Partner: Cambridge Education Limited of St. Anne House
Period: October 2009-June 2011


IPDET Impact Evaluation

Principal Investigator: Brad Cousins
Funder/Partner: Carleton University
Period: September 2009-July 2010


SSA Evaluation Capacity Building: Phase 3

Principal Investigator: Brad Cousins
Funder/Partner: Cambridge Education Limited of St. Anne House
Period: September 2009-October 2009


Research Demonstration Projects in Mental Health and Homelessness

Principal Investigator: Tim Aubry
Funder/Partner: Mental Health Commission of Canada
Period: June 2009-December 2013


SSA Evaluation Capacity Building: Phase 2

Principal Investigator: Brad Cousins
Funder/Partner: Cambridge Education Limited of St. Anne House
Period: May 2009-June 2009
Keywords: Ottawa; University; Education; Training; India; Program; Evaluation.
Objective: Preparation, delivery and follow up for five-day training program in program evaluation for 10 members of the National Council for Educational Research and Training (India) at the University of Ottawa. The training took place from June 5 to June 15. 


Consultation on Evaluation of National Aboriginal Youth Suicide Prevention Strategy

Principal Investigator: Brad Cousins
Funder/Partner: Health Canada
Period: April 2009-March 2010


Development of Evaluation Framework for Mental Wellness Team Pilot Projects

Principal Investigator: Brad Cousins
Funder/Partner: Health Canada
Period: February 2009-March 2009


SSA Evaluation Capacity Building: Phase 1

Principal Investigator: Brad Cousins
Funder/Partner: Cambridge Education Limited of St. Anne House
Period: January 2009-January 2010


The Health and Housing in Transition (HHiT) Study: A Longitudinal Study of the Health of Homeless and Vulnerably Housed Adults

Principal Investigator: Tim Aubry
Funder/Partner: St-Micheal's Hospital
Period: May 2008-April 2013


Consultation on Evaluation of National Aboriginal Youth Suicide Prevention Strategy

Principal Investigator: Brad Cousins
Funder/Partner: Health Canada
Period: June 2008-March 2009
Keywords: Evaluation; Program; Expert; Advice; Youth; Suicide; Aboriginal; Strategy; Prevention.
Objective: The principal investigator provided evaluation advice/expertise to the National Aboriginal Youth Suicide Prevention Strategy for the 2008-2009 and the 2009-2010 fiscal periods. 


An Evaluation of the Implementation and Outcomes of the Transitional Housing Rehabilitation Pilot Projects in Toronto and Ottawa

Co Investigators: Tim Aubry, Joan Nandlal
Funder/Partner: OMHF
Period: July 2008-June 2010
Keywords: Study; Evaluation; Outcome; Rehabilitation; Project; Mental health; Drugs; Community.
Objective: The proposed study evaluated the implementation and outcomes of the Transitional Rehabilitation-Housing (THRP) pilot projects for patients discharged from secure forensic inpatient units in Toronto and Ottawa. The evaluation used a multiple case study replication design in which the three programs were examined for comparison, and each client was viewed as a case within those broader categories. Client outcomes examined included recidivism, mental health symptoms, alcohol and drug use, community adaptation, and service utilization. The project provided an opportunity to examine innovative pilot programs in an under researched area. It contributed to the knowledge base on forensic mental health services and described in detail how housing and support can be combined to support forensic clients in the community. 


Strategic Evaluation of employment equity programs: Synthesis of the final report

Principal Investigator: Brad Cousins
Funder/Partner: Human Resources and Social Development Canada
Period: July 2008-August 2008


Evaluation of Women & Cities Project

Principal Investigator: Robert Flynn
Funder/Partner: Status of Women Canada
Period: 2008


An Evaluation of the Ottawa Children's Aid Society (CAS) Head Start Nursery Program

Principal Investigator: Robert Flynn
Funder/Partner: Ottawa CAS
Period: 2008
Keywords: Evaluation; Program; Early childhood; Development; Education.
Objective: An evaluation of the Head Start Nursery Program whose aim is to assist children being supported by CAS to reach their full potential by offering a warm, safe nurturing environment, which promotes early childhood development and assists children to enter the school system ready to learn.


A Collaborative Community Approach to Improving Supportive Housing Practices

Principal Investigator: John Sylvestre
Co Investigators: Purnima Sundar, Tim Aubry, Brad Cousins
Funder/Partner: SSHRC, Supportive Housing Network of Ottawa
Period: 2007-2010


A randomized controlled trial of financial, tutoring, and mentoring interventions to improve the educational achievement of children and adolescents in out-of-home care

Principal Investigator: Robert Flynn
Co Investigator: Tim Aubry
Funder/Partner: Human Resources and Social Development Canada
Period: 2007-2010


Anisnabe Kekendazone Network Environment for Aboriginal Health Research (AK-NEAHR)

Co Investigators: Robert Flynn
Funder/Partner: CIHR – Institute of Aboriginal People’s Health
Period: 2007-2010
Keywords: Health; Research; Aboriginal; Community; Canada.
Objective: Aim to build capacity for health research and planning in Aboriginal communities across Canada.


Implementation Evaluation of the Ottawa Hospital Mobile Crisis Team's Community Crisis Bed Program

Principal Investigator: John Sylvestre
Funder/Partner: The Ottawa Hospital
Period: September 2007-March 2008


Expanding Research Dissemination Activities to Increase Public Education and Policy Action on Homelessness

Principal Investigator: Tim Aubry
Co Investigator: Fran Klodawsky
Funder/Partner: SSHRC
Period: 2007-2008


Ontario Looking After Children (OnLAC) Project

Principal Investigator: Robert Flynn
Funder/Partner: Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services (in partnership with Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies)
Keywords: Ontario; Children; Care; Outcome.
Objective: Collects data on outcomes for children in care in Ontario.


Phase II, Program Review & School-Based Prevention Initiative in Northern Ontario

Principal Investigator: Robert Flynn
Funder/Partner: Child and Family Services of Timmins & District
Period: 2007-2008


An Evaluation of the Implementation and Outcomes of CMHA Ottawa’s Court Outreach Program

Principal Investigator: Tim Aubry
Co Investigators: John Sylvestre
Funder/Partner: OMHF
Period: 2007
Keywords: Research; Evaluation; Implementation; Outcome; Mental health; Canada; Program; Outreach.
Objective: The research involved an implementation evaluation and an outcome evaluation of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Ottawa Branch’s Court Outreach Program subsequent to it receiving enhanced funding in May 2005. (Project Report)


Developing an Outcome Monitoring System for Counselling Services at Family Services à la famille d’Ottawa

Principal Investigator: Tim Aubry
Funder/Partner: Family Services à la famille d’Ottawa
Period: 2007


Evaluation Framework for the National Aboriginal Youth Suicide Prevention Strategy (NAYSPS)

Principal Investigator: Brad Cousins
Funder/Partner: Health Canada; First Nations and Inuit Health Branch
Period: 2007
Keywords: Evaluation; Aboriginal; Youth; Prevention; Strategy.
Objective: A national evaluation framework to help guide the ongoing evaluation of the National Aboriginal Youth Suicide Prevention Strategy (NAYSPS). (Project Report)


Level I and Level II evaluation of the International Development Evaluation Training Program (IPDET) 2006

Principal Investigator: Brad Cousins
Funder/Partner: World Bank
Period: 2007
Keywords: Evaluation; Training; International; Development.
Objective: The International Program for Development Evaluation Training, was held on campus at Carleton University in June/July 2007, was evaluated using the same evaluation framework employed annually since 2002.


Identifying Best Practices for Charting Counselling Services in Community Health Centres in Ottawa

Principal Investigator: Tim Aubry
Funder/Partner: Sandy Hill Community Health Centre
Period: 2007


Regional Planning Strategies for Early Intervention in Psychosis in the Champlain District of Ontario

Principal Investigator: John Sylvestre
Co Investigators: Tim Aubry
Funder/Partner: OMHF and The Champlain District Regional First Episode Psychosis Program
Keywords: Study; Service; Strategy; Early; Intervention; Program.
Period: 2007
Objective: This study investigated strategies for regional coordination and integration of EIP services, with a special focus on the Champlain District.


Validation of Evaluation Framework for the National Aboriginal Suicide Prevention Strategy (NAYSPS)

Principal Investigator: Brad Cousins
Funder/Partner: Health Canada; First Nations Inuit Health Branch
Period: 2007
Objective: NAYSPS is an initiative intended to respond to observed increasing rates of suicide among First Nations and Inuit youth across Canada.


Interdisciplinary Capacity Enhancement Grant in Homelessness, Housing, and Health

Co Investigators: Tim Aubry, Jeffrey Turnbull, Susan Farrell
Funder/Partner: CIHR
Period: 2006-2011


Evaluation of Communities That Care prevention project in Prescott-Russell

Principal Investigator: Robert Flynn
Co Investigator: Marie Drolet
Funder/Partner: Services aux enfants et adultes de Prescott-Russell
Period: 2006-2009
Keywords: Evaluation; Implementation; Outcome; Community; Ontario; Care; Youth; Development.
Objective: Evaluate the implementation and outcomes in three communities in Prescott and Russell counties in Eastern Ontario of the Communities That Care (CTC) system of youth prevention and positive development.


An Evaluation of System Enhancement for the Ontario mental health system.

Co Investigators: Tim Aubry
Funder/Partner: Ontario Mental Health Foundation
Period: 2006-2009
Keywords: Ontario; Evaluation; Community; Mental health; Intervention; Crime.
Objectives: Evaluate the effects of the significant investments made by the Government of Ontario over four years, beginning in 2004/2005, in key areas of the community mental health system including: crisis response, intensive case management, assertive community treatment, early intervention in psychosis, and services for individuals with mental illness who are in contact with the criminal justice system.


A Formative Evaluation of the Community Service Learning Pilot Project at the University of Ottawa

Principal Investigator: Tim Aubry
Co Investigators: Brad Cousins, Robert Flynn, Jeff Keshen
Funder/Partner: University of Ottawa
Period: 2006-2007
Keywords: Community; Evaluation; Learning; Innovative.
Objective: An evaluation of the Community Service Learning Project, a form of experiential learning that enriches and enhances classroom teachings. This innovative pedagogical model allows students to contribute to their community by participating in projects that are related to their program of study.


An Evaluation of the Implementation and Outcomes of CMHA Ottawa’s Court Outreach Program

Principal Investigator: Tim Aubry
Co Investigator: John Sylvestre
Funder/Partner: Ontario Mental Health Foundation
Period: 2006-2007
Keywords: Evaluation; Ottawa; Program; Outreach; Mental health; Community; Crime.
Objective: Evaluation of Ottawa's Court Outreach Program, which provides support to divert individuals from the justice system toward mental health court and services in the community.


An outcome evaluation of the Urgent Care Clinic of the Ottawa Hospital

Principal Investigator: Tim Aubry
Funder/Partner: Ottawa Hospital
Period: 2006-2007
Objective: Interdisciplinary program providing short-term outpatient mental health services.


Dissemination of Research Findings on Pathways Into and Out of Homelessness

Principal Investigator: Tim Aubry
Funder/Partner: SSHRC 
Period: 2006-2007


Evaluation of school-based program in Prescott-Russell

Principal Investigator: Robert Flynn
Funder/Partner: Services aux enfants et adultes de Prescott-Russell
Period: 2006-2007


Level I and Level II evaluation of the International Program for Development Evaluation Training (IPDET) 2006

Principal Investigator: Brad Cousins
Funder/Partner: World Bank
Period: 2006-2007
Objective: The International Program for Development Evaluation Training, held on campus at Carleton University in June/July 2006, was evaluated using the same evaluation framework employed annually since 2002. (Project Report)


Review of literature young people in care who have high support needs

Principal Investigator: Robert Flynn
Funder/Partner: Services aux enfants et adultes de Prescott-Russell
Period: 2006-2007


An inter-rater reliability and validity study of the Thresholds tool in child protection

Principal Investigator: Robert Flynn
Funder/Partner: Renfrew County Children and Family Services
Period: 2006


Development of Protocol for the Treatment of Depression by a Multi-disciplinary Team of Service Providers

Principal Investigators: Robert Flynn, Tim Aubry
Funder/Partner: CCHC
Period: 2006


Regional Planning Strategies for Early Intervention in Psychosis in the Champlain District of Ontario

Principal Investigators: John Sylvestre, Tim Aubry
Funder/Partner: Ontario Mental Health Foundation
Period: 2006
Keywords: Ontario; Early; Intervention; Project; Mental health.
Objective:This project made a significant commitment to ensuring that every Ontarian citizen in need has prompt access to effective comprehensive early intervention in psychosis (EIP). (Project Report)


Roles for Government in Evaluation Quality Assurance: Discussion Paper

Principal Investigator: Brad Cousins 
Co Investigator: Tim Aubry
Funder/Partner: Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
Period: 2006
Keywords: Development; Professional; Evaluation; Strategy; Education.
Objective: A discussion paper that identifies for consideration actionable strategies and options for government to foster advanced professional development for evaluators in the interests of enhancing quality assurance in the evaluation function. (Project Report)


Valued social roles as a buffer leading to resilience in young people in out-of-home care

Principal Investigator: Robert Flynn 
Funder/Partner: Prescott-Russell Services for Children and Adults
Period: 2006


Child Welfare Outcome Monitoring Research

Principal Investigator: Robert Flynn
Funder/Partner: Ontario Association of Children's Aid Societies
Period: July 2005-March 2013


Creating a Culture of Evaluative Inquiry

Principal Investigator: Brad Cousins
Co Investigators: Tim Aubry, Swee Goh 
Funder/Partner: SSHRC
Period: 2005-2008


School-Based Prevention Initiative

Principal Investigator: Robert Flynn
Funder/Partner: Child & Family Services of Timmins & District
Period: 2005-2007


A Formative Evaluation of the Share Mental Health Care Project of the Ottawa Hospital

Principal Investigator: Tim Aubry
Funder/Partner: Ottawa Hospital
Period: 2005-2006
Keywords: Evaluation; Project; Access; Mental health; Care; System; Interdisciplinary.
Objective: An Evaluation of the SHARE Project: The purpose of this project was to improve access to multidisciplinary mental health care within both the primary care system and the mental health system by setting up a mental health team which bridges both systems. (Project Report)


An Evaluation of the Good Food Box Program

Principal Investigator: Tim Aubry, Robert Flynn
Funder/Partner: CCHC
Period: 2005-2006


An Evaluation of the International Program for Development of Evaluation Training

Principal Investigator: Brad Cousins
Funder/Partner: World Bank
Period: 2005-2006
Keywords: Training; Evaluation; Program; Managing; Practitioner; Development; Policy; Project.
Objective: An Evaluation of IPDET: an executive training program that aims to provide managers and practitioners the generic tools required to evaluate development policies, programs, and projects at the local, national, regional, and global levels.


An Examination of the Status of Dialectal Behavior Therapy Training in an Assertive Community Treatment Program

Principal Investigator: Tim Aubry 
Funder/Partner: PQCHC
Period: 2005-2006


Development of the 2005 Report on Homelessness in Ottawa

Funder/Partner: Pro bono
Period: 2005-2006


Identification of Outcome Monitoring Tools for Counselling Services

Principal Investigator: Tim Aubry
Funder/Partner: CCHC
Period: 2005-2006


Impact of Registered Educational Savings Plans on the School Achievement and Participation in Post-Secondary Education by Young People in Out-of-Home Care

Principal Investigator: Robert Flynn
Funder/Partner: Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
Period: 2005-2006


Survey of the Client Satisfaction of Client of the Centretown Community Health Centre (CCHC)

Principal Investigator: Tim Aubry
Funder/Partner: CCHC
Period: 2005-2006


An Evaluation of the Seniors’ Tea Program

Principal Investigator: Tim Aubry
Funder/Partner: CCHC
Period: 2005


A Study of School Drop-Outs in Ontario

Funder/Partner: Toronto Sick Kids Hospital
Period: 2005


A Formative Evaluation of the Discovery University Pilot Program

Principal Investigator: Tim Aubry
Co Investigator: Vivien Runnels
Period: 2005
Keywords: University; Education; Evaluation; Education; Low income.
Objective: Intended to offer a non-credit, university-level course to persons of low income with a history of housing difficulties. The evaluation focused on the process of selection and accompaniment, course content and process, as well as evaluation of the professor and students satisfaction with the course.


International conference on promoting resilience in young people in care

Principal Investigator: Robert Flynn
Funder/Partner: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
Period: 2004-2006


Evaluation of the Hospital Outreach Program of the Ottawa Branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association

Principal Investigators: Tim Aubry, Heather Smith Fowler 
Funder/Partner: CMHA Ottawa
Period: 2004-2005
Keywords: Hospital; Outreach; Program; Ottawa; Canada; Mental health; Community.
Objective: Examined the progress of clients who received services from the Hospital Outreach Program during its first 18 months of operation. This new program located at the Ottawa Branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association delivers individualized community support to patients discharged from the psychiatric inpatient unit or emergency rooms of hospitals located in Ottawa.


Development of a Tool to Assess the Organizational Cultural Competencies of a Community Health Centre

Principal Investigator: Marta Young
Co Investigators: Tim Aubry
Funder/Partner: CCHC
Period: 2004-2005
Keywords: Evaluation; Culture; Competency; Assessment.
Objective: This evaluation highlighted a need to (a) identify standards related to cultural competence and (b) to identify pertinent tools that could be used for the evaluation of cultural competence at the organizational level.


Identification of Outcome Monitoring Tools for a Mindfulness Group

Principal Investigator: Tim Aubry
Funder/Partner: CCHC
Period: 2004-2005


Development of a proposal for a field study of Communities That Care approach to youth prevention and promotion in selected Canadian communities

Principal Investigator: Robert Flynn
Co Investigators: Tim Aubry, Marie Drolet, Raymond Leblanc
Funder/Partner: SSHRC
Period: 2004


Evaluation of Telephone Crisis Services and the Volunteer Program of the Ottawa Distress Centre and Tel-Aide Outaouais

Principal Investigator: Tim Aubry, Caroline Andrew
Funder/Partner: Trillium; City of Ottawa; Ville de Gatineau
Period: 2003-2005
Keywords: Development, Outcome, System; Helpline.
Objective: Developed an outcome monitoring system of their crisis telephone services. (Project Report)


Evaluation of the Supportive Housing Program at the Shepherds of Good Hope

Principal Investigator: Tim Aubry
Funder/Partner: Shepherds of Good Hope
Period: 2002
Keywords: Mental health; Support.
Objective: Provides supportive housing to individuals with serious mental illness or concurrent disorders.


Research on the Health of the Homeless: (1) Panel Study, (2) Social Autopsy of homeless deaths

Principal Investigators: Tim Aubry, Fran Klodawsky
Co Investigators: Robert Flynn, Susan Farrell, Manal Guirguis
Funder/Partner: City of Ottawa, Homelessness Initiatives Team, and the Alliance to End Homelessness
Period: 2002
Keywords: Shelter; Ottawa; Health; Service; Development.
Objective: (1) A study to look at pathways in and out of homelessness of people in Ottawa emergency shelters, to collect demographic data, housing history, health status, and health and social service utilization. (2) An investigation intended to develop a social autopsy methodology to investigate early mortality among homeless persons.


Suicide prevention in Maritime Aboriginal communities

Principal Investigator: Neil Andersson
Co Investigators: Robert Flynn
Funder/Partner: CIHR – Institute for Aboriginal Peoples’ Health & University of Ottawa ACADRE Centre
Period: 2001-2004
Keywords: Aboriginal; Suicide; Prevention; Intervention.
Objective: Prevention and intervention of suicides among Aboriginal communities in the Maritime region.


An implementation evaluation of a pilot trial of the Communities That Care approach to youth prevention and promotion in three Ontario communities

Principal Investigator: Robert Flynn
Funder/Partner: Trillium Foundation of Ontario; National Crime Prevention Centre; ACADRE Centre of University of Ottawa; Presott-Russell Services to Children & Adults
Period: 2001–2004
Keywords: Youth; Prevention; Development; Drugs; Education; Mental health.
Objective: Prevent common youth problems (substance abuse, delinquency, violence, teen pregnancy, school drop-out, and mental health difficulties) and promote positive youth development.


Developing and implementing a multi-agency performance-based management system for homeless initiative in Ottawa

Principal Investigator: Tim Aubry, Robert Flynn
Funder/Partner: City of Ottawa, HRDC, MCSS, and 33 community agencies
Period: 2001–2003


Formative and outcome evaluation of a group treatment program for persons with concurrent disorders

Principal Investigator: Tim Aubry, Brad Cousins
Funder/Partner: CMHA Ottawa Carleton Branch
Period: 2001–2003
Keywords: Program; Development; Mental health; Community; Service.
Objective: Develop and deliver a new program to meet the needs of people with severe and persistent mental illness who were at risk for repeated or prolonged hospitalizations, and who were not already receiving community support services.


Province-wide evaluation of homeless initiative (OMHF): Phase 1

Principal Investigator: Tim Aubry, John Sylvestre
Funder/Partner: CMHA, Ottawa Salus, Shepherds of Good Hope, CAMH, MOHLTC
Period: 2001–2003
Keywords: Service; Documenting; Housing; Homeless; Community.
Objective: Conducted to document the experiences, successes, and challenges of housing agencies in procuring housing for the target population, providing housing that is safe and comfortable and ensuring that appropriate support services and sufficient staffing are in place.

Development and implementation of a performance measurement system in a community health centre

Principal Investigator: Tim Aubry
Funder/Partner: Centretown Community Health Centre
Period: 2001-2002


Consultation to a new Assertive Community Treatment Program

Principal Investigator: Tim Aubry
Co Investigator: Paul Basevitz 
Funder/Partner: Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre
Period: 2001-2002
Keywords: Mental health; Rehabilitation; Program; Community.
Objective: A client-centered, recovery-oriented mental health service intended to facilitate psychosocial rehabilitation for persons who have the most serious mental illnesses and have not benefited from traditional programs.


A Needs Assessment of Persons who are Homeless and Not Using Emergency Shelters

Principal Investigators: Susan Farrell, Tim Aubry 
Funder/Partner: City of Ottawa, Street Outreach Coalition
Period: 2001–2002
Keywords: Assessment; Examination; Shelter; Housing; Homeless; Service.
Objective: Examines the issue of persons who do not regularly use shelters in order to understand their experiences and service needs.


Evaluation of adult clients’ progress in a day hospital

Principal Investigator: Tim Aubry
Funder/Partner: Centre hospitalier Pierre-Janet
Period: 2001–2002


Evaluation of implementation and outcomes of Looking After Children in selected Canadian provinces & territories

Principal Investigator: Robert Flynn
Funder/Partner: Child Welfare League of Canada; Human Resources Development Canada
Period: 2001–2002


Assisting recipients of social benefits with a history of homelessness with financial matters: A needs assessment in the Region of Ottawa-Carleton

Principal Investigators: Tim Aubry, Caroline Andrew
Funder/Partner: Region of Ottawa-Carleton, Social Services Department
Period: 2001
Keywords: Examination; Homeless; Assessment; Service; Community; Assistance.
Objective: Examines the need for services in the Region of Ottawa-Carleton to help the formerly homeless on Social Assistance with managing their finances. Found a need for a service helping such people with budgeting, a partner to ensure that their Social Assistance cheque is spend on rent/food not drugs.


Implementing a multi-agency performance-based management system for housing placement and eviction prevention programs

Principal Investigator: Tim Aubry, Robert Flynn
Funder/Partner: Region of Ottawa-Carleton, Homelessness Initiative Team
Period: 2001


Profile of participants in programs for high-risk youth in Ottawa: Year 2001

Principal Investigator: Robert Flynn
Funder/Partner: Youth Services Bureau
Period: 2001


An implementation, outcome, and costing evaluation of Looking After Children in 53 Children’s Aid Societies in Ontario

Principal Investigator: Robert Flynn
Co Investigators: Tim Aubry, Marie Drolet, Douglas Angus
Funder/Partner: SSHRC (2000-2004); Ministry of Children and Youth Services of Ontario (2004-2007)
Period: 2000-2007
Keywords: Assessment; Ontario; Children; Care; Development; Evaluation.
Objective: Assess the resilience of children in care (their positive adaptation to abuse or neglect earlier in life) through their ability to meet indicators in seven domains of positive development.


Educational tutoring Pilot Project for foster children & youth

Principal Investigator: Robert Flynn
Funder/Partner: Prescott-Russell Children’s Aid Society
Period: 2000


Evaluation of employee-assistance counseling program

Principal Investigator: Tim Aubry
Co Investigators: Robert Flynn
Funder/Partner: Manitoba Blue Cross
Period: 2000
Keywords: Evaluation; Professional; Mental health; Aging; Elder; Care; Stress; Counseling; Program.
Objective: Allows supervisors and managers to assist employees with personal or professional problems, such as depression managing anger, locating elder care resources and reducing work-related stress.


Randomized controlled trial of intensive community support services for persons with severe development and mental illness

Principal Investigator: Tim Aubry 
Co Investigators: Robert Flynn, Brad Cousins, Douglas Angus
Funder/Partner: Canadian Mental Health Association – Ottawa-Carleton Branch
Period: 1999-2003


Implementation of a performance measurement system in a community health centre

Principal Investigators: Robert Flynn, Tim Aubry
Funder/Partner: Somerset West Community Health Centre
Period: 1999–2002


Profile of participants in programs for high risk youth in Ottawa-Carleton: Year 2000

Principal Investigator: Robert Flynn 
Funder/Partner: Youth Services Bureau
Period: 1999-2000


Development of proposal for pilot study of youth prevention and promotion in Prescott-Russell

Principal Investigator: Robert Flynn 
Funder/Partner: Prescott-Russell Children’s Aid Society
Period: 1999–2000


Describing the homeless population of Ottawa-Carleton

Principal Investigator: Tim Aubry
Co Investigator: Susan Farrell 
Funder/Partner: Region of Ottawa-Carleton, Health Department, Alliance to End Homelessness
Period: 1999–2000
Keywords: Collection; Homeless; Mental health; Drugs.
Objective: A survey collecting data on the reasons for homelessness in the Ottawa-Carleton region, including, but not limited to: mental health problems, substance use and drug use.


Family reactions to the deinstitutionalization of a young adult family member with a developmental disability

Principal Investigator: Robert Flynn 
Co Investigators: Tim Aubry
Funder/Partner: Réseau des services en déficience intellectuelle de l’Outaouais (RSDI)
Period: 1997–2001


Progress of adult clients of a counseling service in a community health & social services centre

Principal Investigators: Robert Flynn, Tim Aubry
Funder/Partner: CLSC Gatineau, CLSC Joliette, Clinique Ste-Anne
Period: 1997-2001


Development of a measure of staff competencies in community mental health

Principal Investigator: Tim Aubry 
Co Investigator: Robert Flynn 
Funder/Partner: Mental Health Community Support Services
Period: 1997-2001


Evaluation of progress of children in long-term foster care

Principal Investigator: Robert Flynn 
Funder/Partner: Prescott-Russell Children’s Aid Society
Period: 1995-2000
Keywords: Training; Program; Evaluation; Education; University; Ottawa; Research; India.
Objective: Preparation, delivery and follow up for five-day training program in program evaluation for 10 members of the National Council for Educational Research and Training (India) at the University of Ottawa. The training will take place June 5 to June 15.

 

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