The Ontario Common Assessment of Need (OCAN) is the electronic standardized assessment tool used in the community mental health sector.


OCAN is used to:
  1. Support a client/consumer driven approach with the inclusion of a self-assessment
  2. Support conversations with client/consumers about needs, strengths and actions
  3. Further facilitate inter-agency communication with the use of a common tool and standards
  4. Provide aggregate data to inform planning and decision making that is consistent with a recovery approach