Event Details

Frayme Learning Institute 2024
Driving Expertise into Action

February 21-22, 2024
Ottawa, Ontario

Types of Submissions

Two types of programming will be offered at the 2024 Learning Institute - in-person workshops and poster presentations.

In-Person Workshop: In-person workshops will feature 40-minute presentations by one or more speakers and should include the audience through interactivity. These should focus on sharing lessons learned, key takeaways or specific learnings from a project that are transferable to other programs and initiatives. Workshops should also engage the audience through conversations, questions and dialogue. Presenters are also encouraged to indicate if they are open to collaborating or exchanging knowledge with others and specifically articulate how peers can reach out to express interest. Space should be reserved after each presentation for questions and comments from participants.

In-Person Poster Presentation: Poster Presentations will consist of traditional posters presentations. We encourage every submission to think about how they can engage participants in a meaningful way while they review your poster and incorporate elements of storytelling to showcase data and findings. Dedicated time will be made available during the Learning Institute breaks to allow for posters to shine. 

Eligibility Criteria for Submissions

All submissions to the 2024 Learning Institute will be delivered in-person. Please check the list below to ensure your submission fits the all required criteria:

  • Each workshop submission must be no longer than 40 minutes in length and include time for questions and comments from the audience.
  • Submissions must relate to youth mental health and/or substance use and addictions services, supports and/or programs operating in Canada. Content around international youth mental health and/or substance use and addictions services, supports and/or programs will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 
  • Workshop submissions must include the input and expertise of either youth and/or family members, either in the delivery of the workshop itself or in the work of the project being highlighted within the workshop. Frayme seeks to amplify youth and caregiver voices to increase knowledge equity throughout the YMHSU system.
  • Selections will be based on the following criteria:
    • Relevance to the event objectives, content streams and Frayme’s mandate; 
    • Clarity and coherence of the submission;
    • Utility to potential participants;
    • Consideration to meaningful youth and family engagement;
    • Presence of interactive components (for workshops); 
    • Consideration to equity, accessibility, inclusivity and diversity of the project/work.  

Please note that all presenters must be able to attend the event in-person in Ottawa, Ontario on February 21-22, 2024. Frayme is pleased to offer a discounted rate of $100 per person for presenters.

Submissions are due by midnight Eastern Time on January 3, 2024. Applicants will be notified shortly thereafter whether their submission has been accepted.

Support for Submissions

Need help drafting your submission? Frayme is committed to ensuring equity and accessibility within all of our work. As such, we will be offering allyship to develop capacity and provide helpful tips and tricks on submitting a project or drafting an abstract for conferences to ensure that all of our stakeholders have the support they need in this process. Please do not hesitate to reach out to our Knowledge Equity Team if you require support for your submission.