The Steering Committee was created in the spring of 2014 to provide the leadership and cross-representational perspectives to the Program. The Steering Committee works in collaboration with the executive sponsors of the Program and provide support and expertise to project teams. This committee reports to the program sponsors, The Champlain LHIN and The Royal. The current Steering Committee membership list can be found in this document: Steering Committee Introductions 2018/19 (v. 23 October 2018)
The Steering Committee is a champion of quality improvement, efficiency and effectiveness, and collaborative decision making in support of the shared interests of seamless and appropriate service delivery and recovery.
The membership of the Steering Committee reflects the diversity among the Champlain LHIN’s mental health and addiction providers and those with lived experience. Membership includes, but is not limited to representation from:
- Executive sponsors
- Community mental health
- Outside of Ottawa
- Aboriginal communities
- Front line staff
- Family members
Steering Committee Meeting Minutes
- Program director
- Individuals with lived experience
- Addictions programs
- Clinicians in the hospital setting
- Addictions and Mental Health Network
- Clinicians in the community
- Primary care
The program team was formed in early 2014 to lead and undertake the work of Pathways. Initial work of the Program team involved developing initial frameworks/approaches for the Program, as well as, establishing the Steering Committee. The team is now focused on: maintaining the program direction; providing and identifying leadership to Pathways projects; and supporting cross-organizational and collaborative quality improvement initiatives. The program team consists of the staff members; steering committee co-chairs as well as the executive sponsors.
Each project Pathways undertakes has a project team associated with it. This team strives for the successful delivery of project outputs as outlined in the project charter. The project team should include front-line clinicians from the operational area(s) impacted by the project. The specialist expertise required for a project may include clinical, operational, financial, technical, communication, environmental, risk, procurement, contractual and legal skills. The mix of skills and experience will vary by project. In addition, the Operational Manager(s) is a key member of the project team.
The composition of the team may change as the project moves through its lifecycle. The assessment and selection of people with the requisite skills for each phase of a project is critical to overall success. The skills should be explicitly identified in the project planning process. The project team is responsible for completing tasks and activities required for delivering project outputs. They may be called on to support the Steering Committee by providing reports or information at the discretion of the Project Manager.