About SISC


Open Minds, Healthy Minds: Ontario’s Comprehensive Mental Health and Addictions Strategy commits to the transformation of mental health and addiction services for all Ontarians. The Strategy begins with a three-year plan that focuses on children and youth.

Systems Improvement through Service Collaboratives (SISC) is one initiative encompassed within the Strategy. The goal is to create 18 Service Collaboratives that will improve services for Ontarians experiencing mental health and addictions issues by focusing on transitions. These transitions include between hospital and community settings; health and justice systems; and youth and adult services.

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SISC’s Goal

To support local systems to improve coordination of and enhance access to mental health and addiction services.

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is sponsoring the project and has established advisory and consultant bodies, as well as panels of experts to oversee the project’s implementation. These advisory groups and panels are outlined in Who We Are.

There are several frameworks guiding the successful implementation of this provincial project. For more information on how these frameworks are being adopted by Systems Improvement through Service Collaboratives, please go to the Implementation Framework page. You can also download the tools used to ensure effective implementation of the project at our Implementation Tools page.

More information on Service Collaborative Communities can be accessed through our map of active Service Collaboratives in Ontario.

Still need more information? Go to our Frequently Asked Questions or feel free to contact us.