CIMVHR continues to prioritize its partnerships and collaborations with other national and international institutes that share the same goal of advancing military, Veteran, and family health research. Building and strengthening our network of expertise leads to a diversity of perspectives and innovation, and ultimately to improved health and well-being for the populations we serve.
Over the past year, CIMVHR formalized our long-standing relationship with the Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research and Treatment (CIPSRT), as well as with Legion Veterans Village (LVV). These are important relationships that allow for sharing knowledge and best practices, joint research activities, and collaborative events and initiatives. These partnerships also enhance the ongoing collaborations CIMVHR has with the Chronic Pain Centre of Excellence for Canadian Veterans, the Atlas Institute for Veterans and Families, and the Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network.
Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research and Treatment
CIPSRT focuses on helping current and former public safety personnel (PSP), their leaders, and their families maintain and improve their mental health and well-being. As part of the National Research Consortium, CIPSRT serves as the Knowledge Exchange Hub for knowledge synthesis, translation, and exchange. Through its national network, the organization responds to the identified needs of public safety personnel, engaging existing academic research resources and facilitating the development of new research, research capacity, and effective knowledge translation. While also recognizing the cross over in occupational risks facing PSP and military, Veteran and family populations. The CIMVHR CIPSRT relationship focuses on knowledge translation opportunities that can maximize the impact of research that can benefit both populations.
Legion Veterans Village
The Legion Veterans Village project is Canada’s first-of-its-kind, integrated centre of excellence for Veterans and first responders, focusing on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and mental health, as well as mixed medical and rehabilitative services. An innovative project intended to change the current continuum of care for Veterans and first responders, LVV is led by the BC/Yukon Command of the Royal Canadian Legion. It is more than just a facility – it is a vision to build a stronger and better Legion to serve its members into the future.
Working together, CIMVHR and its partners will share knowledge and best practices; collaborate on joint research activities and studies; co-host events such as conferences, symposia, and workshops; initiate collaborative initiatives involving consortia across Canada and internationally; and foster collaborative relationships with like-minded organizations.
CIMVHR is proud to collaborate with the following research institutes: