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Community Action Teams Knowledge Exchange

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Community Action Teams Knowledge Exchange

Community Action Teams (CATs) are an integral part of responding to the overdose crisis in BC. The CAT Knowledge Exchange will connect all 35 CATs throughout BC to share learning and accelerate local work to address the overdose crisis.

We want to hear from you!

We are using a tool called ThoughtExchange for crowdsourcing ideas online! Here’s how it works:

  • SHARE: thoughts/ideas in response to the following question: If the CAT Knowledge Exchange were to happen again, what would be most important to consider?
  • STAR: thoughts provided by others on a scale of 1 to 5 stars based on how much they resonate with you. You can rate as many as you like. All responses and ratings are confidential.
  • The Exchange will be available until the end of March 31.

Join the ThoughtExchange

Knowledge Exchange

The CAT knowledge exchange aimed to accelerate this local action being taken to address the overdose crisis through increased connection among and between CATs. Virtual learning and networking between October 2020 and March 2021 built skills and relationships locally, regionally and provincially. This initiative was funded by the Ministry of Mental Health & Addictions and guided by a provincial advisory group of diverse individuals who represent CATs and includes people with lived and/or living experience.

Virtual Events Included:


Self Care & Safety for Online Events

Events can be dynamic, exciting places to learn and meet other people. However, we recognize that they can also be draining, especially in the virtual world, and we are striving to create safe virtual spaces. You can check out our full Virtual Safety Plan – this resource offers some guidance for taking care of yourself before, during and after a virtual event.


Sign Up for CAT Knowledge Exchange Updates

Fill out the form below to stay informed about our work, events and learning opportunities. You will receive updates on the CAT Knowledge Exchange that originate from our provider, CyberImpact, and you can unsubscribe at any time. Questions? Contact us at substanceuse@bcpsqc.ca

The BC Patient Safety & Quality Council will collect personal information under section 26 (c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purposes of distributing newsletters. If you have any questions about the collection of your personal information please contact: Kevin Smith at 604.668.8213.

References

  1. Community Action Initiative. Community Action Teams [Internet]. BC; 2020. Available from: https://caibc.ca/grants-training/oerc-cai-stream-grants/oerc-cai-stream-1
  2. Government of British Columbia. Overdose Emergency Response Centre Terms of Reference [Internet]. BC; 2017 Nov 20. Available from: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/overdose-awareness/terms_of_reference_nov_30_final.pdf

Key Contact

Kate Harris
Leader, Health System Improvement
kharris@bcpsqc.ca
778.931.1252