The Excellence in Quality Improvement Project (E-QIP) is a partnership initiative between Addictions and Mental Health Ontario (AMHO), the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Ontario and Ontario Health (formerly Health Quality Ontario). The partnership has been expanded to include working closely with the Centre of Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)’s Provincial Support System Program (PSSP).

The overarching E-QIP objectives are to support community mental health and addiction agencies by:

  • Increasing the understanding of quality in mental health and addiction care;
  • Working towards improvement in key domains of quality;
  • Increasing sector-wide quality improvement learning and mentorship;
  • Highlighting promising quality improvement practices.

Since March 2016, E-QIP has provided leadership and capacity building in the community mental health and addiction sector by promoting and supporting quality improvement, measurement and the use of data in decision-making. Led by Addictions and Mental Health Ontario (AMHO) and Canadian Mental Health Association, (CMHA) Ontario Division, going forward E-QIP will be delivered in close partnership with the Provincial System Support Program (PSSP) at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and Ontario Health as the project enters a new phase.