Upcoming opportunities to get involved with E-QIP

Apply for E-QIP coaching support (Cohort 3)

Deadline: July 15, 2018

Are you working in a community mental health and addiction agency and looking to gain practical experience implementing a quality improvement project? Has there been an issue impacting the quality of care provided to clients of your service or program that you have been struggling to address?

If so, the coaching support from the Excellence through Quality Improvement Project (E-QIP), provides a great opportunity for you and your team to tackle a quality issue impacting clients and their family members accessing your services, programs and supports.

E-QIP is currently accepting applications from community-based programs and services looking to improve a quality issue of their choice. Priority will be given to projects addressing the following areas:

• Projects that seek to improve timely access to services,
• Projects that seek to understand and/or improve the client experience,
• Projects that seek to align with HQO’s major depression, schizophrenia or opioid treatment standards or take on the standards locally,
• Projects that seek to increase the use of client goal plans and/or improve client outcomes.

Agencies accepted for coaching support will: receive a step-by-step guide to implement a QI project beginning in September 2018; participate in three, all-day learning sessions regarding the role of an executive sponsor, diagnostic tools and change ideas/Plan-Do-Study-Act cycles (learning sessions will be spaced out from the beginning of September 2018 to the end of March 2019); receive continued coaching support to ensure your QI project is a success; be encouraged to leverage lessons learned for future, self-driven QI initiatives; and share their QI project journey with others that may benefit.
General QI and data capacity building coaching is also available through the E-QIP Team and can be discussed further with E-QIP Directors, Debbie and Michael (Contact information below).

Please complete a coaching application form and a QI readiness assessment for your organization. The application package can be downloaded here. More information on E-QIP 2.0 and the application process watch our webinar.

Please send your E-QIP coaching application and QI readiness assessment to
quality@e-qip.ca by July 15, 2018.


Receive support from the E-QIP team for the IDEAS Advanced Learning Program

Deadline: September 15, 2018

Application support from the E-QIP team is available for prospective teams applying from community mental health and addiction agencies to this program. The IDEAS ALP team is earmarking 5 spots in the next cohort (Cohort 17) for the community mental health and addiction sector. Applications close on September 15, 2018. The learning session dates for this cohort are as follows:
 Session 1: December 10-12 2018;
 Session 2: February 4-6, 2019; and
 Presentation Day: March 29, 2019.

For more details on the IDEAS ALP, please visit their website by clicking here. You may also contact the E-QIP Team at quality@e-qip.ca


Join the E-QIP mailing list

Join our mailing list to stay informed of future webinars, QI related events, trainings, project updates, and improvement stories from the sector: http://eepurl.com/b1A5EX


Become a member of E-QIP’s Collaborative Community of Practice (CCoP) on Quorum

E-QIP’s online CCoP contains an attachment page with QI tools and resources and an activity feed for QI news/discussions related to Ontario’s community mental health and addiction sector. The CCoP is being leveraged to share sector experiences, resources and insights regarding application of quality improvement methods and tools across the sector. This platform is hosted on “Quorum” (HQO’s online platform) – an open, online community dedicated to improving the quality of health care in Ontario – together. It’s easy to join:

Step 1. Access the CoP on Quorum and click on “sign up” in the top right corner.
Step 2. Enter your information into the pop-up form and click “register. ”
Step 3. Click “Join Group” when you find the E-QIP CoP under the “Groups” page on Quorum. Alternatively, you can also use the Quorum search bar typing in “E-QIP Community of Practice” to find our group.


Visit the E-QIP YouTube Channel for archived webinars

The E-QIP webinar series focuses on quality improvement in the mental health and addiction sector. We will continue to update you on available webinars in our newsletter. In the meantime, you can access other webinars here. Topics have included client and family member engagement. Experience Based Co-Design, the role of Data in the QI process, and many more!


If you would like to receive E-QIP’s support for a quality improvement initiative or are interested in learning how you can become more involved with the program, please contact Michael Dunn, Director of Quality Improvement (CMHA Ontario) at mdunn@ontario.cmha.ca or Debbie Bang, Director of Quality Improvement (AMHO) at Debbie.Bang@amho.ca .