Building Collaboration Capacity for Ontario Health Teams

Join us for a series of seven complimentary one-hour webinars designed to share frameworks, concepts, tools, resources and exemplars that will help groups build capacity to co-create Ontario Health Teams that transcend power dynamics to establish a foundation of genuine partnership and trust. Discover how Collective Impact — a disciplined form of multi-sector collaboration — provides a proven framework as well as tools and resources to establish the collaborative leadership and governance structures necessary to generate high-impact, collaborative solutions. This series is ideal for senior staff and governors responsible for co-leading Ontario Health Teams.

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What will you learn from the Series?

Ontario Health Teams require diverse providers across the continuum of care, as well as patients, clinicians, and communities, to come together to re-imagine how to address complex and systemic problems in our health system by working together differently. While there are many ways of achieving system level change, many of the key, necessary components are consistent. Community Health Ontario, a partnership comprised of Addictions and Mental Health Ontario, AdvantAge Ontario, Alliance for Healthier Communities, Canadian Mental Health Association (Ontario), Children’s Mental Health Ontario, and Ontario Community Support Association, has partnered with the Tamarack Institute to host this webinar series, designed to share concepts and tools that will build capacity to implement Ontario Health Teams that can evolve into trusted networks of health delivery.


Webinar Formatting

The webinars will be hosted and introduced by different leaders from the Community Health Ontario (CHO) partnership. The associations that are part of CHO are Addictions and Mental Health Ontario, AdvantAge Ontario, Alliance for Healthier Communities, Canadian Mental Health Association (Ontario), Children’s Mental Health Ontario, and Ontario Community Support Association.

Following the delivery of the webinar's content, there will be time for participants' questions and comments. 

Webinar Topics

Webinar #1
The Path to Ontario Health Teams: Building our Collective Capacity

June 18, 2019

4:00 - 5:00p.m. EDT 

During this webinar, participants will learn about the key components and goals of the Ontario Health Team (OHT) strategy and why disciplined, rigorous multi-sector collaboration is the optimal approach to developing an OHT. This webinar will also provide an overview of the content to follow in the upcoming webinars on frameworks, concepts and tools that can guide your work in co-creating OHTs.

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Webinar #2

Collective Impact: A Framework for Community Change

June 25, 2019

4:00 - 5:00 p.m. EDT 

Collective Impact is a disciplined, cross-sector approach that has been proven to generate high-impact results on a range of complex issues at a large scale. This webinar will review the three pre-conditions and five conditions of the Collective Impact Framework, as well as the mindset shifts necessary to effectively implement Collective Impact initiatives. The key components of OHTs will be mapped against the Collective Impact Framework so participants can see how the phases of a Collective Impact initiative specifically align with the creation of OHTs.

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Webinar #3

Necessary Foundations for Transformative Collaboration: Trust, Power & Engagement

July 2, 2019

4:00 - 5:00 p.m. EDT 

Trust, power, and engagement are three essential aspects of collaboration. This webinar will explore how successful collaboratives have navigated these three vital elements and explore opportunities for applying them in the creation of Ontario Health Teams. The importance of Ontario Health Teams ensuring mechanisms for meaningful and ongoing engagement of providers, clinical experts and those with lived experience to identify system barriers and help generate innovative solutions will be explored.

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Webinar #4

Collaborative Leadership for Ontario Health Teams

July 9, 2019

4:00 - 5:00 p.m. EDT 

The leadership skills and competencies required to co-create OHTs as trusted networks across partners, patients, clinicians and communities are beyond the positional leadership roles required to run an individual organization. This webinar will provide an overview of the principles of collaborative leadership and will introduce and explore the competencies and paradigms required to mobilize across sectors to advance positive change.

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Webinar #5

Collaborative Governance for Ontario Health Teams

July 30, 2019

3:30 - 5:00 p.m EDT

This webinar will focus on the notion of collaborative governance and highlight the essential roles and functions of the backbone infrastructure within Collective Impact and reflect on the implications of this for the creation of OHTs. Resources and tools to help plan and organize effectively for collaborative governance will be explored, including those that help manage multiple levels of accountability such as MOUs.

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Webinar #6 

The Path to Ontario Health Teams: Case Studies in Ontario

August 27, 2019

3:30 - 5:00 p.m. EDT

Exemplars from two Ontario communities that embody many elements of an OHT will be shared in order to learn about their crucial success factors as well as their advice on common pitfalls to anticipate, avoid, or mitigate.

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Webinar #7

The Path to Ontario Health Teams: Making the "Possible" Possible in Bogotá, Columbia 

September 3, 2019

4:00 - 5:00 p.m. EDT 

Learn about the dramatically different and effective approach to the collaborative re-imagining and redesigning of an integrated health system in Bogotá, Colombia whereby, in 2015, a group of 35 healthcare organizations decided to work together to radically improve care and health outcomes for 1.3 million people for $500 USD per person per year. Consider how this example of success, driven by community-based services, can inform the co-creation of OHTs.

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Friendly Reminder: Be sure to register separately for each webinar you would like to attend.


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