Janice Popp, MSW, RSW is an Adjunct Assistant Professor, Faculty of Social Work at the University of Calgary. Janice has a keen interest in the use of inter-organizational networks to create mechanisms, seed innovation and mobilize knowledge to improve service systems. For the past twelve years she has been involved in leading or contributing to a number of national and provincial networks in the areas of child health and mental health.
From 2001 to 2009, she was Director of the Southern Alberta Child & Youth Health Network, a highly successful inter-regional, cross-sector network established to optimize the health and wellbeing of children, youth and families. She is the past Chair of Child and Youth Health Networks of Canada, a ‘network of networks’ that came together to promote the awareness, understanding and evaluation of child and youth health networks and evolved into a network with an expanded focus on all networks in the public interest. She is also currently managing the ongoing development of an inter-organizational network designed
to provide supports and services to children and youth, primarily within the school setting.
Ms. Popp has been a lead organizer of a series of Network Leadership Summits held in Canada over the past seven years bringing together international network researchers and practitioners. Janice also has extensive clinical, management, and policy experience in the area of children’s mental health. She holds a Masters of Social Work Degree from the University of Calgary and is an approved clinical supervisor under the Alberta College of Social Workers.