Barriers and Enhancers of Info-structure, Evaluation, and Evidence Use at New Direction’s Supported Independent Living (SIL) Program
Researchers from the Universities of Winnipeg and Manitoba have partnered with New Directions to investigate the way information and evidence are processed by and utilized in the Supported Independent Living (SIL) Program. Staff in key roles will be invited to participate in an interview or focus group. The goal is to co-develop a framework and identify opportunities to boost the SIL Program’s use of information and evidence. This project is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (Partnership Engage Grant).
“I highly respect New Directions for many reasons, including (but not limited to) their culture of learning, the importance they place on research and evaluation, their dedication to training and providing opportunities to students, commitment to partnering with post-secondary institutions, and the high quality of care and support they provide to Winnipeggers. I am honoured and grateful to work with New Directions’ staff. They are highly knowledgeable, engaged, and easy and pleasant to work with.”
– Dr. Aynslie Hinds, Senior Research Associate at the Institute of Urban Studies, University of Winnipeg