Our areas of research focus on the themes below, the main one being the study of the two-way relation between physical and mental illnesses
The two-way relationship between physical and mental illnesses
The objective: Better understand the effects of a physical illness on mental health and vice versa in order to develop prevention, screening and intervention strategies for the management of individuals with physical and mental comorbidities.
The objective: Design innovative approaches to integrate care and continuum of services.
Education and knowledge transfer
The objective: Develop, validate and adapt training methods for Francophone healthcare workers in minority settings.
The Collaborative Research Approach
The Collaborative Research Approach (CRA) addresses issues from the perspectives of many different partners, with varied opinions, responsibilities and complementary experience. Together they explore the subject, from all angles, and reach solutions for the benefit of patients.
Opting for a CRA means encouraging the collaboration of several partners with complementary expertise, to develop meaningful professional relationships based on mutual aid and communication.
This document presents the very first plan of ISM’s strategic directions in terms of research. This strategic planning has been the subject of consultations with researchers, partners and staff from the ISM and Montfort. The proposals selected following these consultations were enriched and validated through discussions with the various decision-making authorities of Montfort.See Strategic Directions
Platforms of expertise serving Ontario’s Francophones
Since 2015, ISM has invested in the creation of the following five platforms:
- Information and data platform on the health of Francophones, healthcare human resources and healthcare services;
- Platform for a collaborative research approach centred on patients and participants in healthcare and services;
- Clinical research platform for supervising randomized studies both in hospitals and in the community;
- Training expertise platform to transfer and mobilize knowledge among health network stakeholders;
- Healthcare Technologies Platform to improve the management and self-management of patients with multi-morbidities;
Our five research platforms contribute to the success of our mission: to improve the health of the population, and particularly of Francophone communities, by conducting collaborative research programs that focus on the needs of patients and participants in healthcare services (families, caregivers, healthcare professionals, administrators and political actors).