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New mental health resources available to everyone who needs them

The Province has rolled out new mental health resources that are proving to be very valuable in the Primary Care Sector. Many mental health problems present first in the primary care setting and Big White Wall and Bounce Back are evidence-based resources that will help support primary care patients on their path to recovery.

Big White Wall is a guided self-help peer community that supports the recovery of individuals with moderate depression and/or anxiety. The resource utilizes highly trained “Wall Guides” to moderate your patient’s experience and has demonstrated significant improvements for patients who have used the resource. While many publically funded resources have significant wait lists, this resource is immediately available to anyone with an Ontario postal code simply by signing up for the resource.  Big White Wall is accessed directly by patients at

Bounce Back is a coaching Intervention that is available through a Primary Care Practitioner’s referral. Developed in the U.K. and established in York Region two years ago, the program has been used by more than 80% of the physicians in the York region. Bounce Back will contact your patient within five days of referral and will deliver an intervention of telephone coaching sessions supported by workbooks developed for the patient’s specific goals. Your patient’s Telephone Coach will set up a schedule of sessions and will assess your patient’s risk and improvement at each session. Bounce Back will also link back to you to ensure the intervention is complementary to other treatment you may be providing.

You may access Bounce Back by visiting the website at



Pain Management Resources for Ontario Providers

Helping patients manage their pain is complex. To support primary care providers as they navigate this challenging landscape, partners across Ontario have come together to provide a one-stop spot for family physicians, nurse practitioners and other primary care clinicians to find resources to help manage their patients’ pain.

A range of supports – from guidelines on appropriate opioid use to CME-accredited webinars on topics like chronic pain – are included. Plus, access direct links to medical mentors who can provide timely advice and guidance on challenging care issues.

Resources are updated regularly and can be found at:

For more information about this coordinated approach to provide clinicians in Ontario with pain management resources contact:

The Inaugural Ontario Colposcopy Conference

The Champlain Regional Cancer Program in partnership with The Society of Canadian Colposcopists (SCC) presents: The Inaugural Ontario Colposcopy Conference


• Keynote Speaker: Professor Walter Prendiville
• Panel Discussions Among Community Colposcopists
• Cancer Care Ontario Provincial and Regional Colposcopy Leads

Friday, September 28, 2018
The Sheraton Ottawa
150 Albert Street, Ottawa, Ontario

Register at:

Early Bird Rate:
(Until August 31, 2018)
$175 SCC Members
$225 Non-SCC Members
Late Registration:
$200 SCC Members
$250 Non-SCC Members

For more information contact or 613-798-5555 x 15811

View agenda Colposcopy_Conference_Poster_2018

High Risk Lung Cancer Screening Pilot for People at High Risk

The High-Risk Lung Cancer Screening Pilot for People at High Risk (HRLCSP) is expanding!

Learn about: program results in the first year, what’s new, what’s changed, what are the successes, challenges, and what does the program offer you and your patients?

Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 6:00 pm—7:00 pm
(Light refreshments will be served)
The Ottawa Hospital – Civic Campus
Kaminsky Room
737 Parkdale Avenue
Ottawa, ON K1Y 4E9
Cost: FREE!
Also available via OTN

Register online now!
For more information contact:
or dial: 613-798-5555 x 15811


View/share poster: 2018CPDLungPosterFinal

Cancer Care Webinar Series for Primary Care providers – April 11

The Champlain Regional Cancer Program is pleased to share with you: 

Cancer Care Webinar Series for Primary Care providers. This event is accredited by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and is free of charge.


April 11, 2018 (12:15-12:45): 

The Ottawa Hospital Rapid Palliative Radiation Therapy Program presented by: Dr. Kelly Linden and Dr. Marc Gaudet


Register online Now!


For more information contact Champlain Primary Care at 613-798-5555 x 15811 or

POSTPONED: Lung Cancer Screening and Smoking Reduction and Cessation in the Champlain Region

Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances, the Lung Cancer Screening and Smoking Reduction and Cessation conference planned at the Renfrew Groves Park Lodge GEM Hall on Thursday, February 22, 2018 is being postponed. Please stay tuned for a new date and time to be announced.


Champlain Regional Cancer Program Presents:  Lung Cancer Screening – An Interactive Learning Event

POSTPONED: Thursday, February 22, 2018 6:00 pm—8:00 pm

(Buffet Diner and Registration will start at 5:30 pm)

Groves Park Lodge GEM Hall 470 Raglan Street North Renfrew, On. K7V 1P5

Cost: $25.00

Register online Now!

For more information contact:

or  dial: 613-798-5555 x 15811

This program has been accredited by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Ontario Chapter for Mainpro+ credits.

Please share poster: Lung CME Poster2

Continuing Professional Development Series – Breast Imaging Update 2018

The Champlain Regional Cancer Program is pleased to share with you our evening Education Opportunity in January for Primary Care Providers. Please see poster and feel free to send to anyone in your organization.

Breast Imaging Update 2018
Featuring Dr. Jean Seely and Dr. Erin Cordeiro
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
The Ottawa Hospital – General Campus
Critical Care Wing Room 5225
Cost: $25

Register online Now!


For more information contact Champlain Primary Care at 613-798-5555 x 15811 or

Falls Prevention Planning in Champlain: Article 7

CME Certified Fall Prevention module

In a cross Canada review, there were few certified Fall Prevention programs targeted towards Primary Care physicians and their healthcare professional teams. Dr. Frank Molnar, Geriatrician, and his team have changed that! The Champlain Fall Prevention Steering Committee, Dr. Molnar and the Regional Geriatric Program of Eastern Ontario have worked together to deliver an interactive Fall Prevention module which utilizes the Champlain Fall Prevention tools. This online group learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by the University of Ottawa’s Office of Continuing Professional Development for up to 2 MainPro+ credits.

The sequential modules focus on education, client self-screening using the Staying Independent Checklist, and delivery of the appropriate and evidence-based follow up assessment and diagnosis to determine the root cause of the fall. Selecting the right intervention and referral is also covered in the module.

A complement to this CME program includes access for non-registered health care workers to an online PSW Fall Prevention module. It can be useful for volunteers, receptionists and other non-registered team members as it provides information to enable them to act as a coach and guide for their older clients and to understand the importance of self-screening and the use of the Staying Independent  Checklist as part of the Champlain Fall Prevention Algorithm.

These two modules are components of the Fall Prevention education framework to reinforce the delivery of the best practices in Fall Prevention across the continuum. Work is now being undertaken to provide other registered healthcare professionals with similar support,

All of these resources and the link to sign up for the CME module can be found through the website

Two Primary Care Education Opportunities in January 2018

The Champlain Regional Cancer Program is pleased to share with you two Education Opportunities in January for Primary Care Providers. Please see attached posters and feel free to send to anyone in your organization.

  •  Webinar Series for Primary Care featuring Cancer Screening and Mental Health
    January 10, 2018 from 12:15-12:45  Click to view PDF
  • Continuing Professional Development Series Breast Imaging Update 2018
    January 24, 2018 from 18:00-20:30 Click to view PDF

Register online Now!

For more information contact Champlain Primary Care at:
613-798-5555 x 15811 or

Falls Prevention Planning in Champlain: Article 6 – Exercise Class Navigation Flow Chart: Evaluation


As described in our last article physical activity plays a very important role in Fall Prevention but it has often been complicated in the past, for seniors to find the class with the right fit for them to enable them to continue to participate. The purpose of developing the exercise class navigation tool was to make it easier for seniors to access LHIN funded exercise classes across the region. The link  “Exercise Classes for Seniors” shows the “Which Exercise Class is Best for Me” flowchart and a list of the available classes in the senior’s locality.

The chart was launched nine months ago for Fall prevention month in November 2016 and the time has come to ask users what they think of it, and to understand whether it has achieved its purpose and what improvements can be made.

To do this a questionnaire has been developed and will be visible when seniors, family members, and caregivers as well as referrers use the Champlain Healthline at

We would like to ask you as referrers and health care providers to give us your feedback as well as encouraging your patients and clients to complete the very short survey which can also be found here.

Thank you for your time and your help in making sure that the navigation chart is relevant and useful for seniors and their care providers alike.