North and South

Integration Case Studies from the Community Health Sector

Thursday, June 25, 2015
12:00 noon to 1:00 pm

The third webinar in a three-part series profiling recent integration initiatives in the community health sector in Ontario.


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Jeanie Joaquin, MHSc, CHE
CEO, Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities

Scarborough’s Palliative Care Community Team
This presentation will highlight the Palliative Care Community Team, an interdisciplinary team of healthcare professionals that provide clinical and non-clinical community-based care to palliative and end-of-life patients. This collaboration of seven cross-sectoral organizations focuses on opportunities to create a broader, comprehensive, seamless service model for Scarborough residents to 24/7 quality palliative care through a variety of program services and supports.

Annette Katajamaki, Executive Director
Canadian Mental Health Association, Sault Ste Marie

Integration of Mental Health and Addiction 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.


Jeanie Joaquin

Jeanie Joaquin

Jeanie Joaquin is senior executive with 25 years of experience in providing leadership to key organizations in Ontario’s healthcare delivery system. With a master in Health Administration from the University of Toronto and her Canadian Health Executive designation she is an Executive Member of the Canadian College of Health Service Leaders. She brings with her strong experience of system redesign, strategic planning, governance and organizational redesign. She is respected as a leader with a strong values system and communications style that engages and motivates a diverse range of stakeholders. In her role as Vice President, Patient Services, at the Scarborough Hospital she led multi-disciplinary teams at multiple sites and demonstrated a passion for ensuring high-quality health and wellness programs and services for the Scarborough community. In her current role as Chief Executive Officer at the Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities she has successfully rebranded the organization and led a transformational journey focused on creating a client centered and accountable system. Her passion is routed in creating a holistic health system that addresses the determinants of health and builds strong and connected communities.

Annette Katajamaki

Annette Katajamaki

Annette Katajamaki, BSc, is the Executive Director of the Canadian Mental Health Association, Sault Ste. Marie/Algoma Branch and has 30 years of experience in the mental health system. She has been active locally, regionally and provincially in broader health system planning and project implementation with a multi-sectoral and multi-disciplinary focus. Annette has focused her efforts in partnerships that are encompassing of all the determinants of health and are not concentrated in the mental health/addictions sector.