Conducting fidelity assessments in Ontario — So what? Then what?

Fidelity assessments measure the extent to which programs are delivered according to the model they are based on. They help us evaluate programs, replicate successful ones, and provide feedback for quality improvement.

Join this webinar to learn about the use of peer fidelity assessments in Ontario’s early psychosis intervention programs. Presenters will also open the discussion to explore how you can implement a reliable peer fidelity assessment in your context.

Date: Mon, 7 October 2019

Time: 1:00 –  2:00 PM EDT

This webinar will help you:

  • understand the value of fidelity assessments;
  • learn about fidelity assessment approaches;
  • explore and share ideas for future fidelity assessment work.

Who should attend?

Program managers and staff; funders, decision makers and system planners; leaders in community mental health; leaders in community mental health organizations and health system improvement initiatives; fidelity researchers; persons with lived experience; and family members.

Register for this free webinar and download the flyer.

The presenters

  • Avra Selick, Provincial System Support Program, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
  • Gord Langill, Lynx Early Psychosis Intervention Program, Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge
  • Shannel Butt, Prevention and Early Intervention Program for Psychoses, CMHA Elgin


Read more about EPION’s fidelity assessment project in this Research Snapshot.

The Early Psychosis Intervention Ontario Network (EPION) is a province-wide volunteer network of service providers, persons with lived experience, and families. EPION currently includes over 50 programs and satellite partners across Ontario. The network facilitates collaboration, training, resource sharing, and quality improvement efforts. EPION is funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. This webinar is being presented by the EPION Standards Imple-mentation Steering Committee (SISC), with the support of Evidence Exchange Network (EENet). For more information, visit or

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