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Impact Report 2020 - In focus: Moving forward with 20/20 vision

Posted on Thursday, July 09, 2020 03:06 PM

Impact Report 2020 - In focus: Moving forward with 20/20 vision

We are pleased to share our 2020 impact report, In focus: Moving forward with 20/20 vision.

This report highlights key aspects of our work and progress over the past fiscal year across our four focus areas: care pathways, youth and family engagement, e-mental health and system initiatives. Notably, the report touches upon how we have been:

  • connecting primary care and community-based mental health services.
  • championing pathways for mental...

Another step toward consistent, measurable youth and family engagement across Ontario

Posted on Thursday, June 25, 2020 03:27 PM

Another step toward consistent, measurable youth and family engagement across Ontario

We’re taking another step toward consistent, measurable youth and family engagement across Ontario, and so can you!

Since debuting the draft quality standards for youth and family engagement last fall, we piloted our coaching program in several communities and now, we’re ready to support other organizations and communities through their implementation journey.

Implementing these standards means more young people...

Let our Quest begin!

Posted on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 09:21 AM

Let our Quest begin!

Quality is the name of the game for the Ontario child and youth mental health sector, and we are here to support you. After a year of preparation and recruitment, we are ready to kick off Quest, our new quality improvement (QI) program with its very first cohort!  

What is Quest? 

Quest is a program based on Lean Six Sigma methodology, offered in partnership with Children's Mental Health Ontario (CMHO). Quest will run for 12 to 16 months, building organizational...

Setting the standards for youth and family engagement

Posted on Tuesday, October 08, 2019 10:30 AM

Setting the standards for youth and family engagement

Pursuing excellence demands that we define it. In 2018 we began developing provincial quality standards for youth and family engagement in partnership with youth, families, clinicians and researchers from all over Ontario. Now that we have draft standards, we’re developing coaching and implementation resources to support organizations who want to put the standards into action.

What is a quality standard?

A quality standard consists of several...

Developing caseload/workload guidelines for Ontario’s child and youth mental health sector

Posted on Friday, August 23, 2019 10:00 AM

New report: Developing caseload/workload guidelines for Ontario’s child and youth mental health sector

In 2016, the Auditor General of Ontario recommended the development of caseload guidelines to better assess the efficiency, effectiveness and value-for-money of services offered by publicly funded child and youth mental health (CYMH) agencies. The Centre, in partnership with Children’s Mental Health Ontario, established a working group to provide recommendations to the Ministry for developing and...