Research at CMHA Toronto
As a leading, accredited community-based mental health agency, CMHA Toronto supports the agency and the community mental health and addictions (CMH&A) sector through a program of applied research by:
- Informing local health policy
- Improving care provided by CMHA Toronto and CMH&A organizations
- Advancing understanding of the service needs of persons with lived experience of mental health issues and of effective interventions that address their needs
- Enhancing the capacity of persons with lived experience of mental health issues to evaluate services and conduct research relevant to their lived experiences to inform service and system improvements
Quality improvement is a top priority at CMHA Toronto. Our research team supports the ongoing quality improvement initiatives at our agency and within the CMH&A sector driven by the following research priorities:
- Identify the service needs of individuals who have mental health challenges and have contact with the CMH&A sector
- Identify health inequities within the CMHA&A sector as well as promising practices to address such inequities
- Evaluate the accessibility, effectiveness and efficiency of community mental health programs
- Develop and refine quality indicators for the CMH&A sector in partnership with the TC LHIN and CMH&A organizations
CMHA Toronto’s focused research initiative is the Peer Program Evaluation Project (PPEP), which works in partnership with service providers to evaluate mental health services. Click here to learn more about PEPP.
Research Projects & Collaborations
CMHA Toronto is leading research that informs service and system improvements in the CMH&A sector to better deliver care to those with mental health issues. Click here to view our research projects and collaborations developed in partnership with CMH&A sector organizations.