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Sharing Experiences: Using OCAN in Community Mental Health, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

May 28, 2015

12:00-1:30 p.m. (EST)

What is OCAN?

The Ontario Common Assessment of Need (OCAN) is the provincial standardized assessment tool for the community mental health sector. OCAN supports a consumer-driven approach and focuses conversations on needs, strengths, and the development of a recovery plan.

Join a free webinar and hear about how you can use OCAN in community mental health.

Learning objectives:

  • Learn about OCAN and how it can be used to inform service delivery and planning decisions;
  • Connect with other OCAN stakeholders as we launch a community of practice;
  • Share your suggestions for future OCAN webinar topics.

Who should attend? Stakeholders of community mental health services using OCAN or interested in learning more about OCAN.

For more information contact [email protected].
The presenters:

  • Ru Tauro; Executive Director, Oak Centre Clubhouse; Co-Chair, Interim Provincial Steering Committee for OCAN
  • Gord Singer, Peer Support Specialist, FOCUS St. Michael’s/Cota Community Mental Health
  • Kim Lewis; Clinical Coordinator, Flexible Supports Program; Canadian Mental Health Association, York Region and South Simcoe
  • Anna Durbin, Research Associate, Canadian Mental Health Association

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