The introduction of Regional Depression Research Hubs (HUBs) is aimed at creating a networked and collaborative environment through which new enabling approaches (mechanisms and tools) can be used
to refine research priorities and facilitate the translation of results into practice.
In practical terms, it is anticipated that the research capacities, expertise and other advantages combined in HUBs will provide CDRIN with a competitive edge in the pursuit of funding and partnerships for research, KT and educational endeavours. HUBs will work collectively to share new discoveries and identify intervention models with the greatest potential impact. KT initiatives will be piloted at strategic sites and then scaled-up to establish research-informed best practices at the provincial and national levels. These initiatives will begin at a grass-roots level across the country, with the goal of circumventing barriers traditionally encountered when practices are introduced from the top down.