Centre for Research on Inner City Health - Keenan Research Centre

Community Advisory Panel Research Forums

CAP Research Forums are intended to strengthen links between research and Community Advisory Panels (CAPs) at St. Michael's Hospital.

Three CAPs facilitate a connection between the Hospital, local community agencies and health care consumers and patients. CAPs provide advice to the Hospital and advocate on behalf of the following priority populations:

  • Women and children
  • People who are homeless and underhoused
  • Mental health consumers

The CAPs model has been internationally recognized as an innovative and successful approach for fostering hospital-community partnerships and for addressing the unique concerns of vulnerable inner city groups. CAP members include health care consumers, patients, community agency representatives and staff and volunteers from St. Michael's Hospital. CAPs meet on a regular basis to provide on-going advice regarding Hospital services, to network with colleagues, create education opportunities and ensure a smooth transition for patients across the health care continuum.

To suggest a topic or speaker for a future forum, contact Kelly Murphy at 416-864-6060 Ext. 3379 or email

Upcoming Forums

2009-2010 Events to be Posted Soon.

Past Forums

Date Forum
March 5, 2009

2009 Community Advisory PanelEquity-Focused Research Day

Topics Addressed:

  • Mental Health Housing: Mental Health Commission of Canada Toronto Study
  • Measuring Health Equity in Hospitals
  • Mindfulness Meditation in the Community
  • And More ….

Presentation Flyer (55 KB pdf file)

See the Powerpoint presentations from the March 5 CAP Day and Luncheon:

CRICH scientist, Vicky Stergiopoulos's presentation on the 'Mental Health Commission of Canada Research Demonstration Project'

CRICH fellow, Sophie Kim's presentation on 'Measuring Equity of Care in Hospital Settings'

Billee Laskin and Darlene Dzendoletas: 'Mindfulness Meditation in the Community'

May 9, 2008

2008 Community Advisory Panel Research Day & Luncheon

October 2, 2007

2007 Community Advisory Panel Research Day & Luncheon

- Streethealth Report 2007
- Diabetes in Toronto (1.82 MB ppt file)
- Executive Summary (43 KB pdf file)