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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

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 implementing...

Impact report 2019: Raising the bar for children, youth and families

Posted on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 10:00 AM

Impact report 2019: Raising the bar for children, youth and families

This year — 2019 — is a big one for us at the Centre: it’s our 15th anniversary and we know that we have a lot to be proud of! Even within just the past year we have led the development of quality standards for youth and family engagement, implemented recommendations to bridge the gap between primary care and community-based mental health services, helped improve data integration and access for decision-making and much more.

And...

Investing in the lifelong mental health of Ontario’s three- to six-year-olds

Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2019 01:00 PM

Investing in the lifelong mental health of Ontario’s three- to six-year-olds

What happens in early childhood can shape the lifelong health and well-being of individuals and their communities. It is during these critical years that we learn how to manage and express our emotions as well as to develop close relationships with other children and adults. 

Recent Ontario data suggests that a troubling number of children experience social-emotional vulnerability in their earliest years. These issues...