A New Voice for Ontario's Case Managers

    TORONTO, March 7 /CNW/ - The Ontario Federation of Community Mental
Health and Addiction Programs and the Mental Health Case Management
Association of Ontario (MHCMAO) today announced a merger that will give case
managers across Ontario a stronger, more unified voice.
    Both organizations have a long history of supporting community health
service providers, and case managers in particular. Working together as the
Case Management Committee, they will advocate for case managers, support a
communications network, and distribute and refine case management training
    "The MHCMAO has been looking for a way to improve on its work, and to add
new services," said Mark Larouche, co-chair of the Case Management Committee.
"We are confident that the decision to work within the structure of the
Federation will enable us to do just that."
    The new partnership will mean improving on the organizational,
operational, and infrastructural capacity not only of the Federation and the
MHCMAO, but the field as a whole. This improvement in capacity will benefit
all Ontarians.
    "We're excited to be moving forward on case management issues," said
David Kelly, Executive Director of the Federation, "and we can't think of a
more appropriate group to be working with than the Association."

For further information:

For further information: Liam Mitchell, the Federation, (416) 490-8900

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