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.
The NSM CSS Collaborative is a group of agencies who provide community support services in the NSM LHIN region. These agencies all receive LHIN funding as well as funding from other sources. The agencies provide a wide range of services to adults with ongoing community needs. Services include meals, transportation, disability assistance, supportive housing and more. Agencies range from small to large and some are provincial or national.
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 Huron Perth Addiction and Mental Health Alliance is a legal partnership between six mental health and addiction agencies. The Alliance was formed in order to provide structure to the management of the addiction and mental health system in Huron Perth and to improve client outcomes.
This report discusses models of collaboration, key considerations for successful collaborations at the service level, and information on guidelines for evaluating collaboration among services and their impacts on client outcomes.