Why Join?
  • It’s free. ECHO is fully funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
  • It’s virtual. All you need is a computer and a web cam, or a smartphone.
  • It’s fun. Connect with a growing community of primary and community care providers (including physicians, nurse practitioners, social workers, and more) across the province and build a Community of Practice.
  • 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.
  • It works for you - and our system. ECHO represents a significant opportunity to improve individual knowledge and skills and also reduce disparities in the quality of care for rural and underserved areas.
What Will I Be Learning?

** Please note that these curriculum topics and dates are subject to change.

Session # Presentation Topics
1 Examination and Assessment of Psychiatric Patients
2 H.O.P.E. and Its Role in Mental Health Care / Compassion Fatigue
3 Case Formulation
4 Overview of Research Evidence for Primary Care Providers NEW
5 Suicide Risk Assessment for Children and Youth
6 Sleep: A Psychiatric Vital Sign
7 Depression 1
8 Depression 2
9 Attachment
10 Collaborating Around Adherence to Medications
11 Psychopharmacology
12 Addictions 101
13 Eating Disorders
14 Assessment and Diagnosis of Anxiety Disorders
15 Management of Anxiety Disorders
16 Opioid Use Disorders
17 Gambling and Technology
18 PTSD 1
19 PTSD 2
20 Bipolar Disorder 1
21 Alcohol Use Disorder
22 Neurodevelopmental Disorders NEW
23 Bipolar Disorder 2
24 Screening for Dementia
25 Psychosis/Schizophrenia 1
26 Benzodiazepine Use Disorders
27 Psychosis/Schizophrenia 2
28 Rational Polypharmacy
29 Perinatal Mental Health
30 Motivational Interviewing
31 Assessment and Management of ADHD
32 Introduction to CBT NEW
33 Assessment and Diagnosis of Personality Disorders: Focus on Cluster B
34 Introduction to DBT NEW
35 Accessing Resources NEW
36 Medical Marijuana: Current Guidance


What is the Structure of the Session?

Each session consists of:

  • Introductions and announcements
  • 20-30 minute presentation on a given topic (e.g., Introduction to OCD).
  • 90 minutes of case-based learning, where healthcare providers (Spokes) present de-identified cases to the Community of Practice and receive recommendations from both the specialist Hub team and other community partner Spokes. All teach, all learn.

Hub Team

ECHO Session

Spoke Sites / Community Partners

ECHO Session- Multi-Screen

What is the Commitment?

Active participation in ECHO Ontario Mental Health includes:

  • Attending a 45 minute orientation session prior to the start of this ECHO program.
  • Attending weekly sessions to your best ability. Those who attend at least 60% of sessions in a given cycle will receive a Certificate of Completion at the conclusion of the cycle.
  • Providing comments and asking questions (we encourage participation by multi-level teams when possible).
  • Completing periodic surveys and other evaluation tools to help us improve our services to healthcare providers and other partners.
  • Presenting anonymized case presentations.
    • Provide clinical updates and de-identified outcome data on patients as needed.
What is Your Contact Information?

Please email Sarah, our Research Analyst, at ECHO_OntarioMentalHealth@camh.ca !