Common Assessment Tools for Community Mental Health (CMH)

Common Assessments  are evidence based standardized tools that facilitate the collection and use of client assessment information.  They are internationally recognized automated tools and standardized processes that support the collection and use of client assessment information. The common assessments capture clients needs, informs service plans and measures client outcomes over time. Aggregate data generated by common assessments is used to support service and system planning.

To deliver on the CMH sector’s vision of standardized common assessment processes and practices, the Ontario Common Assessment of Need (OCAN) was implemented across the province.

Why use OCAN ?