Award of Excellence in Mental Health and Quality Improvement

This award will honour a hospital, health authority, community based mental health and addictions program/service, or a leader in the field that demonstrates evidence-informed and sustained quality improvements (QI) in the area of mental health and addictions.

Sponsored by:


2016 Recipient: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

CAMH, an academic health science centre in Toronto, is a specialty centre in mental health and addictions treatment. The Integrated Care Pathways (ICP) initiative started at CAMH in 2013. CAMH developed a systematic approach to assess and treat patients with mental health and addictions disorders. The approach is an inter-professional ICP where patients are treated in a standardized way by a clinical team.

Overall, the ICP initiative led to the development of an ICP program at CAMH dedicated to further the development, evaluation, and sustainability of evidence-based practice. One of the ICPs, treatment of concurrent disorder – major depressive disorder and alcohol use disorder was the recipient of the ARTIC (Adopting Research to Improve Care) award for its dissemination at eight other health settings across the province, known as the DA VINCI project. This ICP was also recognized as a leading practice by Accreditation Canada in 2015.

For more information about The Integrated Care Pathways program, view our 2016 Celebrating Leading Practices booklet.

Award poster


Past Recipients

Please see our most recent recipients listed below. Full biography's are available in our Celebrating Leading Practices booklets.

2015, Ontario Shores

2014, Nova Scotia Health Authority (previously Capital Health)