Canadian spotlights

Canadian spotlights can be accessed below and are shared through many of our dissemination partners. If you want to receive an email containing hyperlinks to our Canadian (and global) spotlights, subscribe here.

Period covered Issue 
Second half of September 2022 Canadian spotlight 21.2
First half of September 2022 Canadian spotlight 21.1
Second half of August 2022 Canadian spotlight 20.2
First half of August 2022 Canadian spotlight 20.1
Second half of July 2022 Canadian spotlight 19.2 
First half of July 2022 Canadian spotlight 19.1
Second half of June 2022 Canadian spotlight 18.2
First half of June 2022 Canadian spotlight 18.1
Second half of May 2022 Canadian spotlight 17.2
First half of May 2022 Canadian spotlight 17.1
Second half of April 2022 Canadian spotlight 16.2
First half of April 2022 Canadian spotlight 16.1
Second half of March 2022 Canadian spotlight 15.2
First half of March 2022 Canadian spotlight 15.1
Second half of February 2022 Canadian spotlight 14.2
First half of February 2022 Canadian spotlight 14.1
Second half of January 2022 Canadian spotlight 13.2
First half of January 2022 Canadian spotlight 13.1
December 2021 Canadian spotlight 12 
Second half of November 2021 Canadian spotlight 11.2
First half of November 2021 Canadian spotlight 11.1 
Second half of October 2021 Canadian spotlight 10.2 
First half of October 2021 Canadian spotlight 10.1
Second half of September 2021 Canadian spotlight 9.2 
First half of September 2021 Canadian spotlight 9.1
Second half of August 2021 Canadian spotlight 8.2
First half of August 2021 Canadian spotlight 8.1
Second half of July 2021 Canadian spotlight 7.2
First half of July 2021 Canadian spotlight 7.1
Second half of June 2021 Canadian spotlight 6.2
First half of June 2021 Canadian spotlight 6.1
Second half of May 2021 Canadian spotlight 5.2
First half of May 2021 Canadian spotlight 5.1
Second half of April 2021 Canadian spotlight 4.2
First half of April 2021 Canadian spotlight 4.1
Second half of March 2021 Canadian spotlight 3.2 
First half of March 2021 Canadian spotlight 3.1
Second half of February 2021 Canadian spotlight 2.2 
First half of February 2021 Canadian spotlight 2.1 
To end of January (including records from December 1) 2021 Canadian spotlight 1

Canadian spotlights are published twice a month and include:

  • updates to living evidence syntheses and living evidence profiles
  • newly completed rapid syntheses and rapid evidence profiles
  • newly completed responses to requests when existing evidence syntheses and other resources met a need and no new synthesis was required
  • newly taken on questions from decision-makers (for which an evidence product is being prepared).

For each entry in a spotlight (or each row in a spotlight table) we provide:

  • whether it addresses public-health measures, clinical management, health-system arrangements, or economic and social responses (i.e., what part of the COVID-END taxonomy it addresses)
  • hyperlinked title
  • type of product (drawn from the above list)
  • date of last search (and date of publication)
  • evidence-synthesis team that prepared it.

The entries include both work done (or being done) by COVID-END in Canada and work done by any of the 40+ Canadian evidence-syntheses teams that are part of our network.

All new requests from decision-makers are checked against both our inventory of Canadian evidence syntheses (from which these Canadian spotlights are drawn) and our inventory of best evidence syntheses (from which our global spotlights are drawn) to ensure we share and build on already completed work.