Award of Excellence in Mental Health and Quality Improvement

This award will honour a hospital, health authority, community based mental health and addictions program/service, or a leader in the field that demonstrates evidence-informed and sustained quality improvements (QI) in the area of mental health and addictions.


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2017 Recipient: Scarborough and Rouge Hospital 

Individuals in need of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) typically face challenges like long wait lists, a shortage of therapists, and lack of access to a therapist outside of regular business hours. Now, adult outpatient clients of Scarborough and Rouge Hospital’s Mental Health department can access treatment for anxiety and depression any time and place that is most convenient for them.

Internet-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (iCBT), the first program of its kind in Canada, was created to increase accessibility to an evidence-based practice proven to alleviate symptoms of depression and anxiety.  

For more information on Scarborough and Rouge Hospital, view our 2017 Celebrating Leading Practices booklet.


Past Recipients

Please see our most recent recipients listed below. Full biography's are available in our Celebrating Leading Practices booklets.

2016, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health 

2015, Ontario Shores

2014, Nova Scotia Health Authority (previously Capital Health)