Atlas Institute for Veterans and Families
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Atlas brings Veterans, Families, service providers and research partners together to create, gather and share knowledge on Veteran and Family mental health. We help to integrate this information into practice to improve treatment and support.
Atlas Institute undertakes and supports research that seeks to improve the well-being of Veterans and their Families. Our research is driven by a commitment to mental health equity and is informed by Veterans Affairs Canada’s seven domains of well-being, which include the social determinants of health. We design our research projects so they answer the questions that matter to Veterans and their Families.

Knowledge mobilization is the practice of making information and knowledge widely available, accessible and usable. At Atlas, we use knowledge mobilization to build awareness and understanding of issues relating to the mental health and well-being of Veterans and Veteran Families. We make information available to positively influence the care available to them.

Knowledge mobilization comes in many forms. It may mean the creation of an infographic or a video, or it may mean a dynamic exchange of ideas between a Veteran and a researcher. Regardless of how the knowledge mobilization happens, the end goal is the same: to turn research into action for the benefit of Veterans and their Families.

We help mental health care and peer support providers—and organizations—improve the well-being of Canadian Veterans and their Families.

We recognize the commitment service providers have to delivering the best care and supports to Veterans and their Families. We support practitioners and organizations through a variety of evidence-based implementation resources and training opportunities.

Atlas partners with other organizations to achieve our purpose of researching and improving mental health services for Veterans and Veteran Families.

By working together, we share the strength of dozens of dedicated groups and thousands of passionate individuals across Canada and around the world. We work with these groups through formal agreements, in advisory or working groups, in communities of practice, or on special projects, events or campaigns.

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1145 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario (ON) K1Z 7K4
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