This Toolkit was made possible by the Community Networks of Specialized Care Central Region. Thank you to their Research, Education and Evaluation Committee (REEC) who identified this Toolkit as a priority. In particular, thank you to the specific members who gave significant time to contribute to the initial concept, planning, development, and review:

  • Barry Isaacs, Ph. D, Surrey Place Centre
  • Bill Gapen, BA MSW, Griffin Centre, George Brown College
  • Bill Sullivan, Dr., Surrey Place Centre
  • Brenda Quinlan, Community Living Association for South Simcoe, Georgian College
  • Christa Outhwaite-Salmon, Centre for Behaviour Health Sciences/ MacKenzie Health
  • David Hingsburger, Vita Community Services
  • Georgia Quartaro PhD, George Brown College
  • Jo Anne Nugent, EdD, Humber College
  • Karen Chartier, Lake Ridge Community Support Services
  • Katina English, Surrey Place Centre
  • Megan Primeau, MSc, Central Region Community Network of Specialized Care
  • Stephanie Cali, CAMH
  • Tanya Makela, MA.,BCBA, Lake Ridge Community Support Services
  • Yona Lunksy Ph.D., C. Psych., Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Thanks also to the target audience representatives and additional committee members who spent time reviewing drafts of the Toolkit and providing feedback, ensuring the Toolkit was as user-friendly and practical as possible, including:

  • Ali Shahrami, C. Psych., BCBA, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
  • Kris Braiden, Lake Ridge Community Support Services

And finally, thank you to Agnieszka Gorgon (BMus, MLIS;;;, who completed the research, drafts and revisions of this document as guided by the REEC.