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Exploring OCAN’s Potential for Health Equity

Exploring OCAN’s Potential for Health Equity

When: July 26, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM
Where: Online

Join the Racialized Populations and Mental Health and Addictions community of interest (CoI) webinar on:

Exploring OCAN’s Potential for Health Equity

This webinar will highlight how organizations can use the Ontario Common Assessment of Need (OCAN) when planning your programs and services.

  • In this webinar you will learn about:
  • What is the OCAN, who is using it, its value to the mental health system, and potential benefits for equity-related planning at the program, agency & provincial level;
  • Opportunities and challenges that OCAN presents for clients and organizations;
  • Considerations and perspectives from persons with lived experience; and
  • Future plans for OCAN to help regional and provincial planning for programs and services with equity in mind. 


Dawnmarie Harriott, Working for Change
Deqa Farah, Fred Victor
Jennifer Zosky, Community Care Information Management
Kevin Barclay, Champlain Local Health Integration Network


  • Sheela Subramanian, Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario 

*Please note that the session will be held in English. It will also be recorded and posted on the CoI’s webpage.