Learning Together: Emergency Shelters and Substance Use Facilities

Learning Together: Emergency Shelters and Substance Use Centres

The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the urgency to share learning across care settings, in real time. The need to move quickly to improve support for underserved people, and the people who care for them, is especially critical as existing gaps in health and care widen.

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  • Learning Together: Emergency Shelters and Substance Use Centres

Across Canada, over 140 emergency shelters and substance use facilities joined Learning Together to strengthen their pandemic response and recovery. Teams were assisted through funding, coaching and peer-to-peer and virtual learning opportunities.

At this time, funding, coaching and the virtual learning series through Learning Together has concluded. However, the webinar and huddle recordings and recaps from the virtual learning series remains available to anyone interested.

Knowledge Summaries

To continue the sharing of lessons learned across care settings, three knowledge summaries have been created to highlight practices that were found to be effective by those working in emergency shelters and substance use centres. These knowledge summaries focus on three promising practices: 

Supporting People in the Workforce 

COVID-19 Preparation & Prevention 

Plan for COVID-19 & Non-COVID-19 Care 

 

Learning Together: Emergency Shelters and Substance Use Facilities is a collaboration between the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and AddictionBC Patient Safety and Quality Council and Healthcare Excellence Canada.

This program was originally launched in February 2021 as LTC Expanded.