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.

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2019 Recipient: Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences

An interprofessional team within the hospital was assembled to engage patients and their families to help realize the strategic goals of the Ontario Shores’ Recovery Action Plan and to transform services and delivery to more closely align with recovery principles. The objectives were to improve patient recovery outcomes, improve patient and staff safety, and improve patient experience.

The Recovery Action Plan introduced major initiatives designed to challenge traditional clinical practices with a provider-patient hierarchy and support the provision of recovery-oriented services, where providers and patients work collaboratively. Click here for the full article


Past Recipients

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

2018, Dr. Kathleen A. Pajer

2017, Scarborough and Rouge Hospital

2016, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health  

2015, Ontario Shores 

2014, Nova Scotia Health Authority (previously Capital Health)