Waypoint Research Institute's 5th Annual Conference
Waypoint Research Institute’s 5th Annual Conference

Two well-known researchers will headline this year’s Waypoint Research Institute 5th Annual Conference - May 15 to 17 at the Holiday Inn Barrie. 
Nicholas Watters 
Nicholas Watters
Director, Knowledge Exchange
Centre, MHCC


 Nadine Wathen
 Nadine Wathen, PhD, 

Professor, Faculty of Information
and Media Studies, Western University


The first is Nicholas Watters, Director of the Knowledge Exchange Centre at the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC). His keynote will highlight the Innovation to Implementation Guide (I2I) - a practical tool developed by the MHCC to help decrease the time it takes for innovations to create change within the mental health system. 

The second keynote, Nadine Wathen, PhD, has been a family violence researcher for over 15 years. She is a professor in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies at Western University and a Member of the College of the Royal Society of Canada. She works to develop better evidence to support the health sector response to family violence. 

This year’s offerings also feature two pre-conference workshops, one titled Engaging with First Nations communities: Starting conversations with youth about fentanyl, alcohol and other drug use, and the other titled Feather Carriers: Leadership for Life. The other days of the conference are rounded out with an abundance of workshops, oral paper sessions and conversation sessions to appeal to anyone interested in implementing evidence-based practices in mental health & addictions 

Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity. The registration deadline is May 2 for the conference and May 15 for the pre-conference workshops. More information can be found on Waypoint’s website at www.waypointcentre.ca