What you need to know

The Ontario Common Assessment of Need (OCAN) is an evidenced-based, standardized assessment for the community mental health sector.

The OCAN Quality Improvement (QI) Network consists of 11 mental health and addiction organizations that provide community mental health services across the province. The OCAN QI Network is led by the Excellence Through Quality Improvement Project (E-QIP). E-QIP is a partnership between Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Ontario Division, Addictions and Mental Health Ontario and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). E-QIP partnered with the Ministry of Health’s Community Care Information Management (CCIM) initiative. CCIM provides OCAN training and supports the implementation and continued use of OCAN across the province.

The purpose of the Network is to look at how service providers can help their clients see the value of OCAN assessments for recovery-oriented planning, establishing goals and goal attainment.

This issue of Promising Practice offers a look at the OCAN QI network from the perspective of three of its members. CLICK HERE to read the full article.