Privacy and Confidentiality
At Children’s Treatment Network (CTN), we are committed to protecting your privacy. We collect and use your personal and health information to provide the best care possible. We ensure that all our staff, volunteers and students understand the importance of protecting your privacy rights and fulfilling our obligations.
CTN ensures your child’s personal and personal health information remains confidential in accordance with federal and provincial legislation.
As required by law, staff must report all incidents of suspected child abuse to child protection services. CTN must comply when the courts legally request client information through a subpoena or court order, as required by law.
Using a shared electronic record
Your child and family team is made up of all the professionals working with your child and family—at home, in school and throughout the community. Professionals from network partner organizations work to set goals based on the family’s visions and develop a plan to ensure services are coordinated and delivered effectively.
CTN provides various tools and processes to assist team members to work better together.
One of the tools we use is a shared electronic client information system (what we sometimes refer to as the shared electronic client record or shared record). This system provides an electronic file for children/youth accessing various services across the network from various agencies. The shared record allows authorized professionals from various agencies and organizations who are working with the child or youth to document in the same clinical file.
Having all providers enter and store information in one place:
- Minimizes the information families must share and the number of times they need to share it
- Makes other team members aware of the service and interventions being provided
- Documents and stores assessment findings
- Enables providers to review past and current assessment and progress reports from other team members
- Supports professionals’ legal obligations to document their interactions with the client and family and other service providers
- Assists the team to document goals and track progress
Our shared record is a secure, web-based tool. Access to the shared record is only granted to those who work for organizations that have signed agreements and have gone through training. CTN audits the record to protect the privacy of families.
For more information about how team members share information and providing consent please review CTN's Consent and Privacy Guide. Our guide is also in French.
Health Information Network Provider
CTN is a Health Information Network Provider (HINP) and provides access to the shared record to other Health Information Custodians for the purpose of coordinating care and reducing duplication. For more information see CTN’s HINP Role. Click here for French.
Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation
CTN operates in compliance with Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation. If you would like to join our email distribution list to receive event updates, news and resources please click here.
Questions, concerns or feedback?
If you have questions about your personal information and the use of a shared record talk to your team right away. However, if you feel that the situation requires further attention, please contact CTN’s Privacy Officer at email@example.com.
Children’s Treatment Network
13175 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill, ON L4E 0G6
We will make every effort to address your concerns.
Concerns and complaints can also be addressed with the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (IPC) .
For more information about privacy and the protection of personal information and personal health information visit the Information and Privacy Commissioner website: