Ontario Mental Health & Addictions Virtual Care Collaborative is collecting "Success Stories in Action", highlighting organizations who are working to reduce the digital divide
The Ontario Mental Health & Addictions Virtual Care Collaborative (the Collaborative) is conducting a series of interviews to highlight projects or initiatives across Ontario that have helped to ensure nobody is left behind in the rapid shift to virtual mental health and addictions care that has occurred in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. They are highlighting the creative and innovative ways in which groups have addressed the widening digital divide, specifically with issues relating to Connectivity & Equipment, Platforms & Security, Relationships & Interventions, or Training & Policy.
The Collaborative especially wants to highlight stories from all regions of Ontario that have ensured access to care for Elders/seniors, Indigenous communities, immigrants and refugees, people with disabilities, people experiencing houselessness, francophone communities, and people living in rural or remote communities.
Find more discussion on the Digital Divide.
Here we have highlighted a few such initiatives, and will be compiling more in the weeks and months to come. We welcome you to share other initiatives that you know of which worked to increase access to virtual care. If you have examples to share, please email PhebeAnn.Wolframe-Smith@camh.ca.
Success Stories in Action
- Success Stories in Action: Championing access to technology for individuals living in poverty.
- Success Stories in Action: Our virtual world toolkit.
- Success Stories in Action: Yet Keen Seniors’ Day Centre.
- Success Stories in Action: A digital front door makes addiction medicine more accessible.