Ontario common assessment of need community of interest

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The Ontario Common Assessment of Need (OCAN) is the evidenced-based, standardized assessment for the community mental health sector. OCAN promotes a consumer/client driven approach with the inclusion of a self-assessment. The tool supports conversations with consumers about their strengths, needs, and actions to address their unmet needs.

The OCAN Community of Interest is co-led by Canadian Mental Health Association Peel Dufferin and Ontario Health with the support of EENet. 

The OCAN Community of Interest's objectives are:

The knowledge exchange goals are:

The OCAN Community of Interest established a working group, which meets on a monthly basis to provide leadership and support as it accomplishes its goals and objectives. This working group has approximately 14 members and includes representatives from the following stakeholder groups:

Stakeholders who may be interested in participating in the activities of the Community of Interest include:

Through the years, the OCAN Community of Interest engaged in the following activities and developed the following resources:

Lead organizations

CoI leads

Annalisa Rasmussen
Program Manager
Bramalea MDT and High Priority Community Strategy
Canadian Mental Health Association, Peel Dufferin

Jennifer Zosky
Common Assessment Specialist
Digital Excellence in Health, Ontario Health