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Education and Training

All members of the E-QIP Collaborative are encouraged to participate in a quality improvement training program offered through the IDEAS partnership program at the University of Toronto, an introductory training to quality improvement methodology. IDEAS will offered in a one-day classroom session facilitated by the E-QIP quality improvement coaches followed by a discussion thread and homework submission on the E-QIP Collaborative community of practice. This program offers participants a baseline understanding of QI theory, methods and application as well as an opportunity to network and collaborate with peers from the sector. It is ideally suited for organizations at any stage of QI readiness.

All sessions will occur over a full day (from 8:30 – 5:00 pm), with some pre-work and post-program follow up required from participants. Lunch will be included for all sessions.

Who should attend?

  • The project leads of agencies receiving Quality Improvement and Data coaching support through E-QIP.
  • Staff and volunteers from community mental health and addictions agencies looking to gain knowledge in quality improvement methods and tools are welcome to attend these program.

Fall 2016 Introduction to IDEAS sessions:

Please note: If you are receiving coaching support from the Excellence through Quality Improvement Project it is a requirement that the project lead from your organization attend one of the 5 Introduction to IDEAS sessions offered in the Fall of 2016.

  • Kenora Introduction to IDEAS (October 26, 2016) – Lake of the Woods Discovery Centre
    To register, click here 
  • Brampton Introduction to IDEAS (October 31, 2016) – Community Door
    To register, click here 
  • Middlesex Introduction to IDEAS (November 3, 2016) – CMHA Middlesex, with Services in Exeter and Goderich
    To register, click here 
  • Sudbury Introduction to IDEAS (November 9,2016) – CMHA Sudbury
    To register, click here 
  • Renfrew IDEAS (November 10, 2016) – MacKay Manor
    To register, click here  

Winter 2017 Introduction to IDEAS sessions: (registration links will be sent out in the New Year)

  • Toronto Introduction to IDEAS (February 23, 2017) – Regent Park Community Centre
  • Belleville Introduction to IDEAS (February 22, 2017) – Quinte Sports & Wellness Centre
  • Thunder Bay Introduction to IDEAS (February 28, 2017) – CMHA Thunder Bay
  • Niagara Region Introduction to IDEAS in  (March 1, 2017) – Pathstone Mental Health
  • Waterloo Introduction to IDEAS  (March 2, 2107) – CMHA Waterloo Wellington

If you have any questions about this training opportunity, please send inquiries to the E-QIP e-mail address at