Think tank to promote sharing of knowledge

The Racialized Populations and Mental Health and Addictions Community of Interest (CoI) is hosting a think tank to promote knowledge sharing and stakeholder dialogue on exploring the potential of OCAN for advancing equity in mental health.

OCAN is the Ontario Common Assessment of Need. The event is taking place on March 23, 2015, at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto.

The goals of the event are to:

  • Engage in dialogue about the potential of the OCAN to help identify the socio-economic needs of racialized populations;
  • Identify innovative practices to increase equitable mental health services for all;
  • Develop recommendations for using OCAN data to guide program and policy planning.

Morning presentations by:

  • Nathan Frias, Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network 
  • Frank Sirotich, Director of Community Support and Research, Canadian Mental Health Association, Toronto Branch 
  • Jennifer Zosky, Clinical Lead, CMH Common Assessment Project, Community Care Information Management

Afternoon panel discussion with:

  • Deqa Farah, Community Resource Connections of Toronto 
  • Mahad Ali, Person with Lived Experience 
  • Helen Gottfried-UnRuh, CMHA Ottawa

A panel discussion with key stakeholders from multiple levels of the system will take place in the afternoon, along with breakout sessions.

Register here. The registration deadline is March 18, 2015. View the flyer for more information.

Webinar options are available to those unable to join in person.