Webinar recording: Using the OCAN in quality improvement and an overview of the interRAI Child and Youth suite of assessment instruments

On Thursday, May 28, 2020, EENet and Community Care Information Management hosted the first in a three-part webinar series, "Using standardized tools to improve services in Ontario: Webinar series."

This webinar series is exploring innovative work happening across the province and new ways to use standardized tools to support client-centred care and quality improvement.

Webinar resources

The webinar series is intended for front-line staff, peer support workers, managers, policymakers, and system planners. 

About webinar #1

Using the OCAN in Quality Improvement: The OCAN QI Network (adult mental health).

  • Fedora Romita, Administrator at Consumer Survivor Initiative of Niagara and Person with Lived Experience
  • Laura Daly Trottier, Quality Improvement Coach, Excellence through Quality Improvement Project
  • Linda Saunders, Quality Improvement Coach, Excellence through Quality Improvement Project

An overview of the interRAI Child and Youth suite of assessment instruments (child and youth mental health).

  • Cynthia Weaver, VP Programs and Services, Kinark Child and Family Services
  • Mamta ChailTeves, Executive Director, Wellkin Child & Youth Mental Wellness

Next webinars

Watch the recording and download the slides from the second webinar and for the third webinar.

Thursday, June 4 - 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Foundation for recovery: Using the GAIN Q3 to support access to the right care (addictions).

  • Marina Menezes, Implementation Specialist, Provincial System Support Program, CAMH
  • Julie Smith, Manager, Addiction and Mental Health, St. Leonard’s Community Services

Client voice drives system improvement: Using OPOC-MHA data to inform QI activities (client feedback sector wide).

  • Naomi Vodden, Director, Mental Health and Addiction Services. Grey Bruce Health Services
  • Melanie Knapp, Patient Partner, Patient Advisor, Grey Bruce Health Services 


Thursday, June 11 - 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Using the recovery model to support staff and client engagement using any  standardized tool (sector wide).

  • Nicole Allin, Manager, Recovery West & Impact, Canadian Mental Health Association Peel Dufferin

Using OCAN data to support system planning and improvement in Ontario (adult mental health).

  • Janet Durbin, Independent Scientist, Provincial System Support Program, CAMH
  • Frank Sirotich, Director of Research and Evaluation, CMHA Toronto

* About the standardized tools

  • InterRAI ChYMH: InterRAI Child and Youth Mental Health; 
  • InterRAI MH: InterRAI Mental Health
  • OCAN: Ontario Common Assessment of Need
  • OPOC-MHA: Ontario Perception of Care Tool for Mental Health and Addictions
  • SS&A: Staged Screening and Assessment
    • GAIN Q3 MI ONT: Global Appraisal of Individual Needs (Motivational Interviewing) Ontario

This webinar series is being presented by EENet with Community Care Information Management.