Community of Practice

Leadership forum, AGM and Community of Practice meetings taking place on November 18-19

The Community of Practice meetings are conducted twice a year (in May after the conference and November after the AGM) and provide an opportunity for executive directors, clinical directors and program directors to meet to discuss and share information around innovative program delivery, challenges in program delivery, current trends and issues and much more.

Registration for Leadership forum, AGM and Community of Practice meetings

November 18-19 at the Double Tree by Hilton, 108 Chestnut Street, Toronto.

Registration closes November 12, 2019 @ 12pm EST.


The host hotel for the Fall Community of Practice and Annual General Meeting is the DoubleTree by Hilton at 108 Chestnut Street, Toronto.

The special rate for the conference is $189 per night, available until Monday, November 4, 2019.

DoubleTree by Hilton

108 Chestnut Street
Toronto, ON  M5G 1R3

November 18


November 19, Community of Practice Meetings

Leadership Forum

The introduction of Ontario Health Teams brings significant new opportunities and challenges for the community mental health and addiction sector.

Our Leadership Forum will focus on how we can work together to shape the new healthcare agenda, and ensure mental health and addiction are part of the solution. Join executive directors and CEOs from Ontario’s community mental health and addiction sector on November 18 for a robust conversation.

The Leadership Forum is open to members in good standing of Addictions and Mental Health Ontario.

Foundations to Quality Improvement (IDEAS) Training (free)

Pack your curiosity and enthusiasm as we walk through the Model for Improvement using a combination of theory, group work and videos!

Learning objectives: The program aims to produce effective, QI project team members and promotes a common QI language. Terminology, tools (e.g. Fishbone Diagram, Measurement Plan, PDSA worksheets) and methods taught are based on the Model for Improvement. Participants are encouraged to work on a quality issue relevant to their home agency throughout group exercises to promote applicability of learnings following the session.

Target audience: Clinical, support and administrative staff/volunteers working in Ontario’s community mental health and addiction sector who are or would like to participate in QI projects and consider themselves novice or in need of a refresh.

Pre-work eLearning: All participants are required to complete four, online eLearning modules prior to attending the in-person training session. The modules take approximately 3 hours to complete. Information of how to access these modules will be sent to you following registration.

If you do not receive the information to log into IDEAS Campus 2 weeks before your session, please email Ashley at to request access.

Questions? For more information or questions about this training session, please reach out to Ashley Koster, E-QIP Program Manager at