The Excellence Through Quality Improvement Project (E-QIP) is excited to reconvene the monthly Advancing QI and Measurement Community of Practice (CoP) for community MHA providers in October 2022. This year, we surveyed MHA providers to identify areas and topics of interest they would like spotlighted in the monthly CoP meetings. These meetings will help agencies use QI and measurement at their organizations by sharing information and resources and learning from the innovative practices of others.      

Why Should I Participate in E-QIP’s Advancing QI and Measurement CoP?

CoP members will: 

  • Be connected to a community of MH&A provider agencies focused on QI
  • Understand the Model for Improvement and how to incorporate QI at all levels of the organization
  • Be supported to build a culture of continuous QI in their organization
  • Learn how to implement a QI cycle including QI planning, development of a quality improvement plan (QIP) using a consistent QIP template and actualizing QI projects and tracking progress across the organization
  • Receive information on standardized data collection tools and common performance and quality indicators and how these can be used to identify QI activities and measure success in QI projects
  • Discuss and share innovations across agencies working on the same/similar quality issues; contribute to a repository of ‘change ideas,’ and key QI related documents
  • Learn from the strength and experience of other agencies to support the sector to measure and report quality indicators and imbed QI practices throughout

CoP Structure and Schedule:

The CoP will incorporate a combination of education and sharing of the experiences of other organizations in the topic areas.  The CoP will meet once per month (Second Friday of each month), for 75 minutes from October 2022- June 2023. Below is the Schedule for this year.  As we confirm speakers, the schedule will be updated.    

October 14th
10:00-11:15 AM
Overview of the
Abel Gebreyesus and
Ian Masse
November 11th
10:00-11:15 AM
Staff Engagement in
Ian Masse
Pam Scholey (CMHA HKPR)
Lilly Lee (Youthab)
December 9th
10:00-11:15 AM
Client & Family
Engagement in QI
Laura Daly-Trottier
Carly Tuinman (AMHS-HPE)
Bianca Feitelberg (Ontario
Caregivers Association)
January 13th
10:00-11:15 AM
Sustaining and
Lori Derry
Lucy Forman
February 10th
10:00-11:15 AM
Collaborative QIPLaura Daly-Trottier
Kerri Bennent (Ontario
Chris Babcock (CMHA TV)
Naushaba Degani
March 10th
10:00-11:15 AM
Building QI Culture in
your organization
Naushaba Degani
Lori Derry
Allan Chong (SHIP)
April 14th
10:00-11:15 AM
Population Health
and equitable
delivery of service
Lucy Forman
Maria Papadimitriou
May 12th
10:00-11:15 AM
Client transitions and
integrated care
Lucy Forman
Abel Gebreyesus
June 9th
10:00-11:15 AM
Using standardized
data & measurement
for QI planning or
Abel Gebreyesus
Ian Masse
Ontario Health (speaker TBD)
OCAN Network (speaker TBD)

We encourage members to attend and participate in meetings and recognize that you may have competing priorities. A full schedule, including information on what will be covered in the meetings will be updated regularly on this web page.

Am I eligible to join E-QIP’s Community of Practice? (for organizations that are new to E-QIP’s CoP)

To join E-QIP’s Community of practice, organizations must meet the following criteria:  

  • Be part of a community MHA agency or a provider of Community MHA services
  • Ability to dedicate resources to regularly participate in monthly meetings AND
  • Have experience leading or participating in a QI project OR have an existing quality improvement plan to document your QI priorities and projects on a regular cycle (e.g., annual/bi-annual)

Previous cohort project teams, CoP members from the Advancing QI and Measurement CoP, OCAN QI Network, or OCAN MH Quality Indicators Study are welcome to register. We look forward to continuing to work with you!

For more information on how to join, eligibility or ways to engage with E-QIP, contact us at

To register for E-QIP’s Advancing QI and Measurement CoP, complete the registration form below: