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RFP--Ontario’s Comprehensive Mental Health and Addictions Strategy: The Impact of New Workers in the first three years which focused on children and youth

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline October 25, 2013

Posting Notice:

The Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) is an independent, non-profit organization, whose core business is to conduct research that contributes to the effectiveness, quality, equity and efficiency of health care and health services in Ontario. On behalf of the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, ICES is inviting Requests for Proposals for the purposes of carrying out a qualitative assessment of the new mental health worker initiatives that were launched under Ontario’s Comprehensive Mental Health and Addictions Strategy.
Children and youth are the priority population for the first three years of Ontario’s Comprehensive Mental Health and Addictions ten year strategy. It is anticipated that the important work that began with children and youth through the Strategy in 2011 will continue. As well, it is anticipated that in 2014, for the remainder of the 10 year Strategy, there will be a focus on Ontario’s adult population. As the end of the first three years of the Strategy approaches, it is a critical time to document the impact of the new mental health workers on service recipients and their respective communities. A contextual understanding is needed to assess the impact of these workers on the mental health service system.
Findings from qualitative case studies and from the evaluation of the mental health and addictions nurses in district school boards will provide information that highlights the cumulative impact of new workers on the ground. This work will provide insight on the lessons learned, will educate those delivering services about the implementation successes and challenges for future planning and supports, will deepen the understanding of cross-sector collaboration and inter-disciplinary relationships among the workers on the ground, will inform future decisions about ways to strengthen these working relationships, and will showcase achievements and provide knowledge on how the challenges have been overcome and how to continue momentum and leverage lessons learned for continued implementation of the Comprehensive Addictions and Mental Health Strategy (the Strategy) initiatives and transformation of the child and youth mental health service system.

Estimated Value: $100,001-$250,000


  • Published Date: September 12, 2013
  • Deadline for Bidders’ Questions: September 25, 2013
  • Closing Date: October 25, 2013

For the full RFP, please visit Reference number PR277632.