Enhancing Residential Addiction Treatment Services in Ontario

Webinar: Drug Treatment Funding Program

The Evaluation of Residential Supports Services project, led by Addictions and Mental Health Ontario, is funded by the Drug Treatment Funding Program (DTFP). The goal of this project is to finalize the Ontario Provincial Adult Residential Treatent Standards and establish a standardized process for implementing the Standards. The purpose of this webinar is to explain how the Standards will help ensure quality and consistency of residential addiction care across the province.

The purpose of this webinar is to explain how the Standards will help ensure quality and consistency of residential addiction care across the province.

View the webinar recording and take a look at the presentation slides.

In this DTFP webinar, you will:

  • Learn how the Excellence through Quality Improvement project (E-QIP) is creating consistency in baseline data collection for wait time indicators
  • Have an opportunity to provide input on the final draft of the Standards
  • Learn how agencies are using sector-specific quality indicator cards to determine if they align with the Standards
  • Explore innovative ways to sustain this work

The presenters:

  • Janis Cramp, Senior Manager, Addictions and Mental Health Ontario
  • Deborah Gatenby, CEO, Hope Place Centres
  • Regan Anderson, CEO, Wayside House of Hamilton

About the presenters:

Deborah Gatenby is the Chief Executive Officer at Hope Place Centres. With 15 years of experience in non-profit leadership roles in the Niagra area, Deborah also has extensive experience working with voluntary organizations engaged in community building, and is involved on numerous Boards and Committees. She has a reputation for service innovation and activism, and has received several awards at municipal, provincial and national levels. In addition to being CEO at Hope Place Centres, Deborah is a Member of HQO Provincial Standards (Opioid Use Disorders) Advisory Panel; Representative on LHIN-HQO Regional Quality Table; Co-Chair of the LHIN 5 & 6 Community Quality Network; Member of DTFP Peer Support and Residential Standards Committees; and was President of the Board of Directors for Addictions Ontario – leading the amalgamation that led to the creation of Addictions and Mental Health Ontario.

Regan Anderson is the Chief Executive Officer of the Wayside House of Hamilton for the past 17 years. Wayside House is a 60 bed integrated residential addiction and supportive housing program in Hamilton, focused on the treatment of addiction and concurrent disorders for men. Regan holds an Honours Bachelors of Arts degree and a Master’s degree in Applied Clinical Psychology. Regan was director of Hamilton Men’s Withdrawal Management Centre for several years prior to joining Wayside House. Regan is the chair of the Hamilton Addiction System Committee, co-chair of the Addiction and Mental Health Network of LHIN 4 and past director on the AMHO board of directors. Regan is a strong proponent of abstinence-based addiction treatment, client choice and flexibility of care while recognizing the value of harm reduction

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