As of August 5th, 2022, an outbreak has been declared in CAMH’s Emergency Department, located at 1051 Queen Street West due to staff positive COVID-19 cases. This declaration was made in conjunction with Toronto Public Health, CAMH’s Health, Safety and Wellness (HSW), and Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC). The Emergency Department remains open to new patients. However, please advised that wait times might be longer than usual given staffing issues. CAMH has completed contact tracing for all impacted staff and confirmed that no patients have been exposed.
The first of its kind in Canada to focus on mental illness and care
The CAMH Simulation Centre is North America's first simulation centre focused on teaching, research and quality improvement at all levels of mental health education.
Simulation is an innovative education modality that replicates ‘real-life’ situations to enable students and professionals to practice clinical situations in a controlled learning environment with no risk to patients. We are a team of educators, clinicians, researchers and evaluators continually learning as we look to enhance the quality of care and experiences of our clients and their families.
The CAMH Simulation Centre employs a variety of simulation methods, including simulated participants (actors), high-technology mannequins, and a video observation system to provide realistic scenarios for individual and interprofessional team learning. Our spaces are centre-based, in-situ and highly flexible to create learning experiences in a variety of contexts. In addition to developing mental health simulation courses, our team offers faculty development training for designing, delivering, and debriefing simulation and engages in a rigorous program of research and evaluation.
The overarching goals of our Simulation Centre are to:
Advance the use of simulation in the field of mental health
Generate scholarship around mental health simulation and the impact of simulation on health outcomes
Innovate Your Training with Simulation
If you are looking to engage the support of our simulation team, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know how we can help! The CAMH Simulation Centre is located in the basement of the McCain Complex Care & Recovery Building at 1025 Queen Street West.