Knowledge Is Power
CAMH plays a vital role in teaching the next generation of mental health experts in Canada. As home to the University of Toronto’s department of psychiatry, the largest residency training program in North America and one of the largest in the world, CAMH teaches 25 per cent of psychiatrists in Canada and 50 per cent in Ontario.
Building upon what has been started with CAMH’s Portico, an online platform that encourages and facilitates collaboration and mental health knowledge exchange, the hospital is well situated to be the national leader in this area, developing expertise that can benefit all of Canada.
To maximize the reach of discovery and educational efforts, Azrieli Centre fellows and investigators are developing expertise in knowledge exchange and becoming the go-to resource for the research and clinical communities. The centre also shares knowledge directly with patients, their families and the public.
This Centre encourages interprofessional team members to work with other teaching sites to improve care and research across the country. Fellows and early investigators share this knowledge and expertise with the world. Every project includes a knowledge exchange component. All fellows and investigators receive training in knowledge exchange and benefit from working with individual and family project advisors employed at the centre.
Azrieli investigators contribute to developing a clear practice model in addition to their research activities, and they develop clinical placements for trainees in which they can work alongside trainees from other disciplines in an interprofessional manner.
Fellows and investigators also work closely with CAMH Education, a national leader in mental health education, to develop their educational scholarship. Investigators work with their respective educational institution to integrate teaching about neurodevelopmental disabilities and mental health into discipline-specific health care curriculum. By doing so, valuable knowledge about best practices for this unique population will be shared widely with tomorrow’s experts in this field.
Through the Azrieli Centre, we are expanding our capacity to reach a broader group of disciplines, to train the experts of tomorrow, and place even greater emphasis on interprofessional training and educational opportunities.
Partnerships and Support
Partnerships are crucial to expanding our service delivery model and increasing the scale and impact of our research innovation. Through key partnerships within CAMH and the community at large, we are creating an approach to severe mental illness powerful enough to guarantee no young person will fall off the path to a healthy life.