Join the Evidence Exchange Network for a knowledge exchange event with others from across Ontario’s mental health and addiction sectors to hear about innovative work happening across the province. Learn new ways of using standardized tools to support client-centered care and quality improvement.

Date: Thursday, March 12, 2020

Time: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM EDT

Location: The 519, 519 Church Street, Toronto, ON

Cost: Free

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This knowledge exchange event will bring together stakeholders from across the mental health and addiction sectors, to learn more about how standardized tools can be used to improve client’s experiences and outcomes. The event is not about discussing which tool is the best, or advocating for a certain tool, as each tool has positive and negative aspects. The event is about profiling current, innovative work happening across the province, and learning new ways of using standardized tools to support client centered care and quality improvement.

Some of the standardized tools that will be discussed include the Ontario Common Assessment of Need (OCAN), the interRAI Child and Youth Mental Health Instrument and Adolescent Supplement (ChYMH), Ontario Perception of Care for Mental Health and Addictions (OPOC-MHA), and Staged Screening and Assessment (SS&A), which includes Global Appraisal of Individual Needs (GAIN) Q3 MI ONT. The event will focus on tools that have the widest reach provincially, as they are relevant to the largest number of stakeholders, however other tools (e.g. LOCUS) may also be discussed.

Objectives: The event will bring together people from a range of settings, including community agencies, hospitals, policymakers, and system planners to:

  • Share innovative practices and new evidence from across the province.
  • Learn new ways to use standardized tools to improve client experiences and support quality improvement.
  • Participate in interactive discussions about the ways to make implementation easier and overcome barriers to using the tools

Target audience: front line staff, agency leadership, managers, policymakers, and system planners.