The Integration of Mental Health and Addictions Services in Algoma

Between 2010 and 2013, an attempt was made to integrate 13 providers with over 100 mental health and addiction services into one new integrated agency – the Algoma Anchor Agency. This newly created agency was formed and incorporated in 2012, but late in 2013 the concept “died.” Find out why the concept arose, the steps taken to create the agency and the reasons for its’ demise. Explore the lessons learned and the positive and negative consequences experienced by those affected, including the providers and the recipients of services.

Case Study: On the Merger of Dixon Hall and Mid-Toronto Community Support Services

Since 1929, Dixon Hall Neighbourhood Services has been the place for east Toronto residents to get the help they need to dream, grow and thrive. Over the past 85 years, their services have grown and changed to support the needs of the vibrant neighbourhoods they serve, including the recent integration (in January 2014) with Mid-Toronto Community Services to ensure strong, effective services for our community seniors.

The Integration Agenda

This research report from the Mowat Centre highlights different approaches to integration that have been developed, outlines challenges and benefits of each, and makes recommendations on the way forward in the current climate of fiscal restraint in Ontario.

Integration Song Sheet

A guide to help board members, staff, and member agencies to understand how to use the Community Health Ontario (CHO) Integration Charter and its supporting documents.