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Strategic Direction


Where there are gaps in services CMHA will advocate and develop proposals where appropriate:

  • Peer Specialists and Counsellors will help clients link with existing peer support networks
  • Ongoing recovery, philosophy, harm reduction and Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) training for staff
  • Seek opportunities for housing for youth and individuals with addiction issues
  • Develop a proposal to seek funding for the COAST model of providing mobile Crisis Services with Barrie police
  • Continue to explore housing options through partnership with housing developers, government agencies and landlords
  • Provide clients with enhanced opportunity for employment
  • Develop a RSVP clubhouse work program
  • Employ a Counsellor with knowledge and experience in supported employment for the Case Management Program.
  • Implementation of a coordinated and integrated Quality Improvement program
  • Establish a process and outcome evaluation of services
  • Ensure implementation of Best Practices in all programs/services

Community Development and Partnerships:

  • Participate on relevant LHIN committees such as the Care Connections initiative
  • Provide addictions and mental health services expertise, leadership, identifying gaps, and advocating for improved services in systems level local planning initiatives
  • To increase primary health care access for vulnerable populations/addiction and mental health consumers
  • Provide addiction and mental health practicum placement leadership to the Barrie Family Practice Teaching Unit
  • Maintaining and enhancing existing partnerships with community stakeholders and respond to the expressed need of the community

Organization Infrastructure:

  • To ensure financial stability and viability for the future.
  • Explore IT needs and sustainability.
  • To achieve accreditation

Human Resources:

  • Maintaining a healthy work environment
  • Seek feedback from staff through committees, surveys, team meetings, review days and continuing an open door policy
  • Continue in our commitment to offer learning and growth opportunities to staff