The Excellence Through Quality Improvement Project (E-QIP) is excited to share that we will be reconvening our Advancing QI and Measurement Community of Practice (CoP) for community MHA providers in October 2023. We are looking forward to reconnecting with past CoP participants and welcoming new members! E-QIP CoP community members will meet monthly for 1 hour to learn and reflect on a variety of topics specific to the mental health and addiction system in Ontario. If you are interested in joining our CoP, please complete our registration form below:       

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

CoP members will: 

  • Support interactions and collaboration amongst members
  • Promote the QI work and innovations of MH&A agencies through discussion and sharing​
  • Participate in Q&A sessions with content experts/peers ​
  • Share challenges/successes experienced during agencies’ QI journey​
  • Support members to use their new QI knowledge to make improvements in their service delivery
  • Share, learn, and discuss about QI, system priorities and issues related to delivering high quality MHA care​

CoP Structure and Schedule (Currently in Development):

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 60 minutes from October 2023- June 2024. Below is the Schedule for this year.  As we confirm speakers, the schedule will be updated.    

October 13th
10:00-11:00 AM
Harnessing Community of Practices for Effective Knowledge Transfer and Sustainable Activity Optimization 
Rossana Coriandoli- CAMH Senior Knowledge Broker

Abel Gebreyesus and
Ian Masse (E-QIP)
November 10th
10:00-11:00 AM
Elevating Healthcare through Measurement-Based Care, Quality Improvement, and Program Evaluation Mary Ellen Ruddell CMHA Hamilton, 
Laura Mills- Pine River Institute 

Lori Derry and Lucy Forman (E-QIP)
December 8th
10:00-11:00 AM
Leveraging Data and Quality Improvement in Population Health Management Leslie McGeosh and Mike HindMarsh 
RISE (OHT Supports) 

Ian Masse and Abel Gebreyesus (E-QIP) 
January 12th
10:00-11:00 AM
Data-Driven Program Development: Meeting Client Needs Effectively Bob Bruer Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital
Ian Masse and Linda Saunders (E-QIP) 
February 9th
10:00-11:00 AM
Unveiling the Power of Clean Data: MIS Data Cleaning and Operational Definitions Ben Fowler CMHA Windsor Essex, 
Vikki Fiddes CMHA Niagara 
Linda Saunders and Lucy Forman (E-QIP) 
March 8th
10:00-11:00 AM
Crafting Dynamic Dashboards: Trends, Benchmarks, and Client Incident Reporting Ben Fowler CMHA Windsor Essex, 
Alex Clement and Brooklyn Keminen, CMHA SM

Linda Saunders and Lori Derry (E-QIP)  
April 12th
10:00-11:00 AM
Navigating the Future with Data-Driven Decision MakingFred Schmidt- Children’s Centre Thunder Bay
Abel Gebreyesus and Laura Daly-Trottier (E-QIP) 
May 10th
10:00-11:00 AM
Showcasing QI Projects – E-QIP 2023/24 Beth DeBrone- CMHA Grey Bruce, Raphaela Meneghetti Fagundes- WoodGreen Community Services 

Lori Derry and Laura Daly-Trottier (E-QIP) 
June 14th
10:00-11:00 AM
Driving Change: Insights from Applying QI Principles and Tools for Implementation and Spread Melanie McGregor- CMHA Halton, Dr. Sui Mee Cheng- Street Haven 

Laura Daly-Trottier and Lucy Forman (E-QIP) 

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)

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