Partnering to create mental health micro-credentials
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Canada is experiencing a demand for health-care professionals who can support the unique needs of patients living with mental illness. To help meet the demand, Ontario Tech University is delivering a suite of mental health micro-credentials for nurses in partnership with Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Science (Ontario Shores). 

The micro-credential program aims to enhance the job-readiness of Ontario’s nursing workforce by preparing them to care for patients living with mental illness. It will also expand its offerings to other health-care professionals in an effort to create a common set of standards for mental health care in Ontario. 

In addition to Ontario Shores, the micro-credentials will be leveraged across the health-care sector to provide Ontario’s nursing workforce with an adaptable and recognized skillset. Current partners include, The Royal Ottawa Health Care Group, Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care and The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. 

Delivered through Ontario Tech TALENT, the initiative partners with local industry across sectors to develop micro-credentials. These programs aim to help students and workers upskill or reskill for careers in in-demand fields, such data analytics and user experience design, in addition to health care. 

For more information, visit Ontario Tech University. 

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