E-QIP is thrilled to announce our FREE Foundation’s to Quality Improvement (IDEAS) e-Learning course is now available in French! This course is tailored for Mental Health and Addiction providers and will ‘e-qip’ you to participate in QI initiatives at your home organization or workplace. This course is based on the Model for Improvement and consists of 7 asynchronous modules:

  • Introduction
  • Stage 1: Preparing for QI
  • Stage 2: Understanding the Problem
  • Stage 3: Measuring and Understanding Your System
  • Stage 4: Developing and Planning Solutions
  • Stage 5: testing & Implementing Change
  • Stage 6: Sustaining and Spreading Improvement

Upon completion of this course, learners will:

  1. Be well-versed in key MFI QI concepts, methodology and terminology,
  2. Have the skills to confidently use and apply QI tools and methods, and
  3. Be ready to participate in and contribute to QI projects and initiatives at their home organization or workplace.

Target Audience: (1) Clinical, support and administrative/volunteers working in Ontario’s community mental health and addiction sector who are or would like to participate in QI projects and consider themselves novice or in need of a refresh and (2) individuals with an interest in understanding and learning about QI and promoting the spread of QI knowledge within their organization.



E-QIP’s IDEAS e-learning course is an adaptation of the original IDEAS program developed in partnership between Health Quality Ontario (now part of Ontario Health), the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) and the Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto for the community mental health and addiction (MHA) sector.  This course is completely asynchronous (self-guided) and uses a variety of learning tools and techniques including an MHA-based case study, videos, learning activities and knowledge checks to reinforce key concepts. Learners are encouraged to reflect and document their learnings throughout the course in their course workbook. This course will take approximately 8-12 hours to complete.