The CARE Consortium is a collaboration of academic, public and private organizations whose purpose is to develop care capacity throughout Ontario residential care facilities for youth through through community-based initiatives from care operators, academic researchers and other vendors. Through increased knowledge, opportunities and informed decision-making by care providers, CARE strives to improve the health and outcomes of youth under the age of 21 in the the province of Ontario.
ENHANCE ACCESS TO EFFECTIVE SERVICES AND SUPPORTS
Ontario communities have a wide array of high-quality, effective, culturally appropriate services and supports. Coordination of services across multiple systems, access to non-traditional services and supports, and effective youth-centered and family-driven planning processes are critical to delivering meaningful care.
Maximize Efficient, Sustainable Financing Strategies
Ontario has maximized public and private funding at the federal, state and local levels to expand and sustain an effective statewide system of care. Aligning financing with care training is critical to supporting infrastructure, expanding access to effective services and supports, sustainability and resource coordination.
Create Accountable Systems
Stakeholders have accessible, reliable and valid data to make informed decisions, at both individual and systems levels, to improve youth and family outcomes. Accessible data allows systems to identify needs, plan appropriately, allocate resources and evaluate activities in support of effective care.
SUPPORT COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Ontario communities increase readiness, enhance the level of implementation, and sustain high levels of care, thereby increasing the number of children, youth and their families served. Communities with care experience have helped inform a provincial approach to continue to grow effective care for the rest of the Ontario communities.
Discover new Benefits
CARE provides access to software, funding opportunities, new research and business support. Examples of recent discoveries include:
- The development of new HR workshops that provide best practices to address how care providers can handle high stress environment and exhausting schedules. Trainings that integrate such issues are believed to help with recruitment and retention of valuable care providers.
- New Queen's University research discovering higher rates of autism in children from mothers who suffer from higher levels of anxiety.
- Integrated technology and change management trainings to increase efficiency, reduce administration costs and facilitate innovation of new solutions from within organization.