Strategic Direction 3
Advance research and evidence-based practice
Grandview Kids made leaps and bounds in the Research, Innovation and Knowledge Mobilization in 2022-23, welcoming Dr. Taryn Eickmeier as the new Executive Lead to oversee this portfolio. This new addition has demonstrated our recommitment to providing evidence-informed care in all we do.
Some of our 2022-23 Research, Innovation and Knowledge Mobilization successes included:
- Establishing a formal partnership with Ontario Tech University to better connect researchers, students, clinicians and families to the latest evidence to support children and youth. This included Dr. Meghan Lloyd celebrating more than a decade of partnership with Grandview Kids as the Senior Research Associate.
- Creating three new e-modules with Trent University post-graduate students. Each module supports new members of Team Grandview to have a solid knowledge base of research, innovation and knowledge mobilization in relation to the work we lead.
- Hosting monthly lunch and learns with researchers and clinicians to showcase new research. Members of Team Grandview were able to critically-appraise the work and reflect on ways in which this new information may shape their daily practice.
Most importantly, this year we explored. Through consultation with Trustees, leaders, clinicians, staff, youth and caregivers, we have a better understanding of where to go in the future. Together, we can use research and innovation to make knowledge accessible and improve the daily lives of children and youth.
For more information, visit GrandviewKids.ca/research.
Diversity Meter and Inclusion Survey
Diversity has a significant impact on how every one of us experiences the workplace. Everyone’s voice tells us a different story of inclusion. That’s why Grandview Kids undertook a Diversity Meter and Inclusion Survey in 2022-23. The survey was delivered by the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI). Survey results are being used to make informed decisions on how to best improve, develop and or implement programs and policies that will lead to a more inclusive workplace for #TeamGrandview.
IDEA Family Advocate Group
The Research Team recruited four Family Advocates to participate in two virtual meetings to share their perspective and insight to help the team gain an understanding of the experiences of racialized families with children or youth with disabilities when accessing healthcare. Family Advocates are paid volunteers who assist in the development, implementation or evaluation of projects, using their lived experience as either Grandview clients or caregivers. This work is part of our Inclusivity, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA) strategy. Learning about these clients’ and caregivers’ experiences helps us to understand how we might improve child and youth rehabilitation services in Durham Region and beyond.