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Exploring OCAN’s Potential for Health Equity

What: Online
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.