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Network 180 CMHA Workforce Strategies

Network 180 CMHA, Real Life Services

Community Mental Health

Healthcare Industry

Organizations Involved

Occupations Impacted

Occupations Requiring an MSW; Psychiatrists; Counselors; Psychologists; Other: Peer Support Specialists

Workforce Development Focus

Healthcare workforce retention

Workforce Issue Addressed

Increasing wages and/or expanding benefits for current healthcare professionals; Improving staff shortage


Network 180 CMHA increases their staff retention through strategies such as wage increases for Direct Care and Community Living Support staff, providing hiring and retention bonuses, and contracting with Real Life Services for a "relief" pool of workers.

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