Co-Creating Evidence Project

The Co-Creating Evidence (CCE) project, (2017 to 2022) was a Canadian evaluation that involved eight different wraparound programs for pregnant and parenting women with substance use and other concerns.

Co-Creating Evidence project’s goals were to:

• Bring together many of Canada’s wraparound FASD prevention programs to share promising approaches and practices;
• Undertake a multi-site evaluation that assessed the effectiveness of this type of programming, and
• Identify characteristics that make these programs successful.

The CCE project aimed to address three questions:

• What are common elements of diverse (FASD) prevention programs across Canada?
• What program components are helpful from women’s perspectives?
• What are best measures to evidence outcomes and what outcomes are being achieved?

The participating programs were located in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Nova Scotia.

Learn more about the eight programs and their wraparound services about the eight programs and their wraparound services here.
The Co-Creating Evidence project described both the array of wraparound services and supports that these programs offer, and the key approaches that were central to the programs’ outcomes and success.

Learn more about these wraparound services.
As part of the second phase of the Co-Creating Evidence project, the team created a Digital Handbook on wraparound programs.

The Handbook’s aims are to support the development, operation, and sustainability of wraparound programs for pregnant and/or early parenting women and gender diverse people with substance use and other concerns.

Click here to access the Digital Handbook.
Learn more about impacts of wraparound programs: how they provide hope, health and healing for women and their families.

Click here to access the reports, articles, two-pagers and key presentations produced through the Co-Creating Evidence project.
The Co-Creating Evidence project was led by:

Deborah Rutman, PhD, Carol Hubberstey, MA, and Marilyn Van Bibber (Principals, Nota Bene Consulting Group) in partnership with Nancy Poole, PhD, (Director, Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health).

This project was funded by the FASD National Strategic Projects Fund of the Public Health Agency of Canada.