ECHO Session

Who Are We?

ECHO Ontario Mental Health is a virtual training and capacity building model that supports healthcare providers in delivering high quality, evidence-based mental health and addictions care in their local communities.

Through multipoint videoconferencing, ECHO Ontario Mental Health links expert inter-disciplinary teams with front line care providers in order to share best practices, jointly discuss practical recommendations for complex client care, and build sustainable communities of practice.

Connection. Community.

Since launching in 2015, we’ve reached:


Why Join Our Programs?

Earn CME Credits

ECHO has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Ontario Chapter for up to 2.0 Mainpro+ credits per session, as well as the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (University of Toronto) for a maximum of 70 hours.

It's Free

ECHO Ontario Mental Health is fully funded by the Ministry of Health.​

It's Fun

Connect with healthcare providers across the province and help build a Community of Practice. ​

It's Virtual

All you need is a computer with a microphone and webcam, or a tablet/smartphone.

It Works For You & Our System

ECHO represents a significant opportunity to improve knowledge and skills, while helping to reduce disparities in the quality of care for rural and under-served areas.

Current Program Schedule

Click on the programs below for more information about them. Registration is now closed for our Spring 2024 Programs.

To be notified when our Summer 2024 Registration opens, please sign up for our mailing listed below.


What a positive difference ECHO Ontario Psychotherapy had on my work supporting clients with complex needs. It was so beneficial to have easy access through video and teleconference to a community of therapists and other allied health professionals in addition to the expert ECHO team of psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers. This allowed for rich discussion and practical suggestions to aid in my current work with clients with complex needs.
ECHO Participant
All I can say is thank you and I love ECHO. The clients that we see are very complex and working in rural primary health care it’s hard to obtain specialized psychiatric supports. It makes a huge difference to be able to discuss our complex cases with a group of specialists who provide concrete answers and advice on how to proceed. I’ve learned so much from the lectures, cases that I’ve presented and from cases that others have presented as well. It’s made a significant difference to my practice, my patients and my quality of sleep! Good for mental health all around – I can’t thank you enough.
ECHO Participant