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The Knowledge Collaborative

What is The Knowledge Collaborative?

The Knowledge Collaborative is a provincial hub that offers opportunities for non-profit community–based service providers providing mental health support and services to adults in Nova Scotia external to Government/Health Authorities (NS Health/IWK Health). Our aim is to build on service providers’ knowledge, skills, and collaboration by providing free education and learning opportunities, as well as opportunities for members to connect, share ideas and best practices.

Who is this for?

Service providers working for community-based organizations that deliver mental health support to adults in Nova Scotia.

What does membership entail?

  • Inform topic/educational priorities
  • Engage and collaborate with other community service providers
  • Participation in the free training and learning sessions
  • Help us evaluate the Collaborative

What could the Knowledge Collaborative offer?

Potential free learning opportunities for service providers (non-exhaustive list):

  • Managing boundaries with your role
  • Motivating people for change
  • Supporting clients in crisis
  • How to do brief (e.g., one-hour) interventions
  • Identifying psychosis
  • CBT Basics
  • When to refer to tertiary care
  • Supporting clientele experiencing trauma

Opportunities for service providers to connect & collaborate:

  • Facilitated group conversations
  • Consultation groups
  • Communities of practice on specific topics/or for specific roles

Most importantly: based on the interests of Knowledge Collaborative Members!

If you are part of a non-profit community organization interested in joining the Collaborative, please sign up using this link:

Looking for more information? Contact the Knowledge Collaborative at  

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