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.
In February 2014, following a two-year process, three organizations — Search Community Mental Health Services, CMHA London-Middlesex, and WOTCH Community Mental Health Services — officially amalgamated into a new corporation under the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) banner: CMHA Middlesex.
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.
This article looks at the successes and challenges of a number of rural and urban multi-service agencies in the community health sector and the integration processes that created them.
An integration toolkit developed by WoodGreen to share with other organizations the insights they acquired from the merger of WoodGreen Community Services and Community Care East York (CCEY).
A discussion paper on system integration as it affects Community Health Centres, it includes a framework to better understand integration, principles and values to guide integration, an assessment of the integration landscape
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.
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.
A Discussion Paper developed by the LHIN Leadership Council which suggests common principles to adopt across the health system and updates the categories of integration laid out in the 2006 LHIN Act.
This paper reviews and analyzes some of the public and private sector literature about mergers and alliances.