Champlain Initiative

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What is the system challenge?

CHA CQIC partners looked at client feedback data from the OPOC-MHA and other sources of evidence, and identified transition and discharge planning as a priority area for action. In particular, the data pointed towards opportunities to improve client involvement in the process of planning for transitions and discharge from service.

What are we doing about it?

The CHA CQIC will endeavor to improve clients’ experience with transition and discharge planning by:

  • Promoting a common understanding of effective transition and discharge planning across the regional mental health and addictions sector,
  • Supporting training, capacity building, and/or skills development in this area for staff, and Developing a common toolkit that can support staff in implementing sustainable practice change

Who is involved?

The CHA CQIC consists of representatives from 25 mental health and addiction agencies and several community members with lived experience. It is facilitated by two community co-chairs and an implementation team from the Provincial System Support Program at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH).

  • Amethyst Women’s Addiction Services
  • Causeway Work Centre
  • Centretown Community Health Centre
  • Canadian Mental Health Association, Ottawa Branch
  • Cornwall Community Hospital
  • Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre
  • Family Services Ottawa
  • Hawkesbury General Hospital
  • Hopital Montfort Hospital
  • Maison Fraternite
  • MacKay Manor
  • Montfort Renaissance
  • Open Doors for Lanark Children and Youth
  • Ottawa Salus
  • Pathways Alcohol and Drug Treatment Services of Renfrew County
  • Pembroke Regional Hospital Mental Health Services
  • Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre
  • Psychiatric Survivors of Ottawa
  • Rideauwood Addiction and Family Services
  • Salvation Army Ottawa Booth Centre
  • Sandy Hill Community Health Centre
  • Shepherds of Good Hope
  • The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre
  • Tungasuuvingat Inuit – Mamisarvik Healing Centre Vesta Recovery Program for Women
  • Vesta Recovery Program for Women

Next steps

Between now and December 2020, CHA CQIC partners will pursue the implementation of sustainable capacity-building initiatives for frontline staff to promote the uptake of effective client engagement in transition and discharge planning. The group hopes this initiative will be the first of many opportunities that improve services using client feedback data and this collaborative model of working together.

For more information please contact:

Deanna Huggett

Implementation Specialist