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Jana Kocourek, MA
Associate Director, Knowledge Mobilization and Project Management


Jana’s areas of expertise include children and youth, knowledge mobilization, evaluation methodology, implementation science, and partner and patient engagement.


Jana Kocourek is passionate about knowledge mobilization, partner and patient engagement, and implementation science. She joined CCSA in July 2021, wanting to connect with national stakeholders and partners about what their knowledge needs are around substance use and addictions. The needs of every individual and organization are different, and Jana enjoys the challenge of meeting them through creative products and strategic initiatives.

Over the previous 19 years, she worked at the Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health at CHEO, and the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. She held multiple roles at each organization. Her work included developing provincial quality standards for youth and family engagement in mental health.

Jana holds a bachelor of science and a master of health sciences (arts) from the University of Ottawa.

In her free time, Jana can usually be found on a trail with her mountain bike.

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