Addiction is understood as compulsive behavior and/or substance use, despite negative consequences. With continued behavior/use, a dependency may develop. Changes in the mind and body create distressing symptoms of withdraw when the pattern or use is disrupted.
Addiction is a pressing health concern for all of Saskatchewan. Driven by a combination of complex health, social and systemic factors, the impact of addictions reaches far and wide into our personal and social lives.
The Solutions Program - Addictions focus is looking for teams to identify innovative and impactful approaches to address the entire addictions trajectory – from prevention and screening, to harm reduction, treatment and recovery. Working together, including those with lived/living experiences, is a way to help ensure strategies are effective, and services provide the necessary supports.
Solutions Program Pathway
Focus Area Stages
Important Dates: Addictions Focus
START Launch: May 20, 2021
START Information Webinar: June 2, 2021 – 12 p.m. CST | View Recording Here
START Application Deadline*: EXTENDED Rolling intake until August 31, 2021 – 4:30 p.m. CST OR when funding envelope is spent.
START Funding Decisions: Within 5 to 8 business days after submission
START Funding End Date: November 30, 2021
*Check with your institution for internal deadlines and allow time to obtain required approvals.
Solutions Opportunity Opens: July 6, 2021
Solutions Opportunities Information Webinar: July 15, 2021 - 11 a.m. CST | View Recording Here
Eligibility Check Opens on SHRF RMS: July 6, 2021
Eligibility Check Cut-off: September 15, 2021 - 4:30 p.m. CST
Application Deadline*: November 30, 2021 – 4:30 p.m. CST
Funding Decisions: February 23, 2022
Funding Start Date: March 1, 2022
*For those who pass eligibility stage. Check with your institution for internal deadlines and allow time to obtain required approvals.
Solutions-Targeted Accelerator for Research Teams
The purpose of the START Award is to support meaningful engagement and collaboration activities for the development of research teams to address the Solutions Program focus area.
Funded activities should directly engage knowledge users, stakeholders, those with lived/living experiences and their supports.
Amount and Term
Between $2,500 - $5,000
Funding end date November 30, 2021
Complete competition objectives, eligibility and application instructions can be found in the application package.
Applications to the START Award will not be on the SHRF RMS. Please use the link below and follow the application instructions in the application package carefully.
If you have questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
START Award Information Session Recording
2021-22 Solutions Program Opportunities
Mobilizing the research community and its partners to focus and coordinate their diverse skills and perspectives to address timely Saskatchewan health challenges.
Objective: Support transdisciplinary teams including knowledge-users to catalyze innovative new ideas and approaches, promoting creative problem solving to address one of the focus areas named in this year’s competition.
Objective: Support transdisciplinary teams including knowledge-users to advance the translation of research into real world settings and practical applications to address one of the focus areas named in this year’s competition.
Applicants under this partner opportunity must address one or more of the following areas related to lung health:
Indigenous Peoples Health
Investing in research which considers how to better serve Indigenous Peoples of Saskatchewan regarding lung health is important to The Lung Association of Saskatchewan. Research that is relevant to Indigenous People of Saskatchewan and incorporates both traditional Indigenous practices and demonstrates impact in lung health and lung health practices, is an essential step in providing culturally sensitive healthcare.
There are significant public health concerns associated with tobacco, cannabis, and vaping use. The Lung Association of Saskatchewan is concerned about the health impact on lung health and encourages continued research into the health effects of inhaling substances.
Patient and/or Caregiver Education
Patients and caregivers have key roles in self-managing lung disease to live as well as possible. The Lung Association of Saskatchewan is interested in research which examines the kind of patient and caregiver education that is essential to better self-manage lung disease. Of particular interest, is research that examines the health outcomes related to patient and caregiver education.
SCPOR will support up to one (1) Innovation and one (1) Impact grant to advance patient-oriented research (POR) conducted within Saskatchewan. Projects must be patient-identified priorities related to the focus area of addiction, and engage Patient Partners as members of the research team throughout the process. Patient Partners include those with personal experience of a health issue, as well as informal caregivers, including family and friends, community or public representatives, individuals from patient organizations or others who have lived experience with illness.
The knowledge generated from the projects are intended to improve health care systems and practices, leading to greater quality, accountability and accessibility of care.
More details on the SCPOR opportunity requirements can be found in the Application Package.
If you are a person with lived/living experience, a community partner or anyone else looking to work on a team, contact us and we help facilitate a connection.