The Centre continues to adapt to meet evolving needs of Ontario’s child and youth mental health sector. When agencies told us they needed better support to deal with specific and complex issues, we listened. In 2016-17, we responded by re-organizing our staff and leadership structure to make room for more people with expertise in quality improvement, performance measurement and system planning.
System transformation depends on leadership, innovation and creativity at all levels. The Centre works hand-in-hand with agencies, communities, youth and families to address real-world problems with real-world solutions that will make way for more efficient and effective services.
Our team of knowledge brokers, backed by a team of specialists, support agencies by sharing evidence, best practices and by engaging in collaborative problem solving.
Sometimes the way forward is clear, but more often the road is murky and rife with detours and forks. Change isn’t going away, so mastering change resilience is now an essential skill for professionals, leaders and organizations. The Centre recognized the need and provided change management training and support to three Ontario agencies in 2016-17. We also developed a hands-on change management guide, with current evidence on change management practice, helpful tips, tools and take-aways for the leaders of today who are tasked with leading large and small change initiatives in their organizations and communities.
Our organization has gone through a lot of change. The Centre’s training pushed us to establish a transition management committee, which has really helped move staff, management and the organization in general through the change process.