Message from the Co-Chairs

As we head into what promises to be a busy fall season, we are pleased to announce some exciting developments. On August 29, the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) announced additional funding for the for the Collaborative Mentoring Networks (CMN). This funding will facilitate expansion of the CMN to include a Palliative Care and End-of-Life Care (PEoLC) Network and a Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) Online Community of Practice (CoP). We are certain you'll agree that we continue to address clinical areas of identified need. We are in the early stages of planning for this pending growth so stay tuned for more information about these exciting developments.

Expansion plans may be in the future but growth is ongoing for the CMN. As you'll read below, new Mentors and Mentees have joined both Collaborative Mental Health Network (CMHN) and Medical Mentoring for Addictions and Pain (MMAP) over the past few months. This is altogether an eventful time for the CMN and we are pleased that you are a part of it.

Whether you are a new member or a more seasoned participant in the CMN, we encourage you to register and attend the upcoming CMN Annual Conference . The Conference will take place on Friday November 24 and Saturday November 25, 2017 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto, and promises to be two exciting days of case-based learning, information sharing about managing complex care and other opportunities to connect with your colleagues.

And finally, a reminder to complete your 2016 CMN Survey to ensure you don't lose the Mainpro+ credits you've earned. You can find convenient links to the surveys for Mentors and Mentees later in this Update.

This CMN Update includes tips and resources for your practice, along with professional development opportunities. We trust you find this information helpful and, as always, welcome your input. Please email us with any comments or questions.