The Ontario Common Assessment of Need (OCAN) is the electronic standardized assessment tool used in the community mental health sector.
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What is OCAN?
Ontario Common Assessment of Need (OCAN) is a standardized assessment that
- Supports a client/consumer driven approach with the inclusion of a self-assessment
- Supports conversations with client/consumers about needs, strengths and actions
- Further facilitates inter-agency communication with the use of a common tool and standards
- Provides aggregate data to inform planning and decision making that is consistent with a recovery approach