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Annual Report to the Community 2010-2011 Centre for Addiction
and Mental Health

 

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Building health equity, by building on what works

Topping Off Ceremony
Construction milestone: When the highest point of the new Bell Gateway Building was reached in January, the CAMH community celebrated the building’s final concrete pour with a traditional “topping off” ceremony directed by the Honourable Liz Sandals (second left), Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, shown alongside city councillor Michael Layton (far left), CAMH CEO Dr. Catherine Zahn and Matt Ainley of Carillion Canada.

▪ The new Bell Gateway Building will house outpatient services for patients of CAMH’s Mood and Anxiety Program and Addictions Program, as well as a state-of-the-art gymnasium and client-run café to be shared with the community.
▪ The new Intergenerational Wellness Centre will house our Geriatric Mental Health Program and Child, Youth and Family Program. The first specialty hospital beds dedicated to youth with concurrent mental health and addiction problems will be located here, providing a desperately needed resource for Ontario.
▪ CAMH will be the first hospital project in Ontario to earn Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification, helped by a centralized heating and cooling system located in the new Utilities and Parking Building.

Building our partnerships

CAMH has partnership agreements with more than 200 organizations, and is constantly expanding its collaborations with government, the LHINs, research bodies, universities, community organizations, hospitals, consumer groups, and associations serving people with addictions and mental illness.

This year we experienced a breakthrough in corporate partnerships for the once untouchable cause of mental illness. Bell Canada President George Cope announced an unprecedented $50 million corporate investment in mental health across Canada, and shared his personal story of being raised by a mother with depression. CAMH was chosen to receive the proceeds of this year’s Bell Gala, Canada’s largest celebrity-attended fundraising event. Bell’s “Let’s Talk” campaign, in which Olympian Clara Hughes shared her own story of depression, had Canadians from coast to coast talking about mental health.

Building our community

This year, the province of Ontario approved our application to bring a Family Health Team to the Queen West / Liberty Village neighbourhood. This landmark initiative will integrate mental health care with physical health care, and connect CAMH patients with the community.

In a community with a serious shortage of family doctors, this new team of physicians, nurse practitioners and allied health professionals will provide primary health care services to local residents, including CAMH clients who live in the neighbourhood. The first Family Health Team founded by a psychiatric hospital, the Village Family Health Team will model how a wide range of mental health and addiction services can be successfully provided within a primary care setting—great news for Ontario health care!

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