OMSC Network

Since 2009, over 500 healthcare sites across Canada including numerous inpatient, outpatient and primary care settings have joined the Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation (OMSC) Network. Partnered sites are using a common approach when treating tobacco users in their healthcare settings.

While continuing to work in traditional settings, the OMSC has been adapted and adopted in traditional and specialty care settings across Canada, such as:

- Acute Care Hospitals
- Addiction Treatment Centres
- Community Mental Health Agencies
- Cardiovascular Units/Cardiac Rehabilitation Programs
- Community Health Centres
- Diabetes Clinics
- Dialysis Programs
- Family Health Teams
- Immunodeficiency Clinics
- Inner City Healthcare Programs (Healthcare for the Homeless)
- Home Care Programs

- Mental Health Centres
- Nephrology Clinics
- Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinics
- Occupational Health and Wellness
- Pre-Surgical Units
- Regional Cancer Centres
- Rehabilitation Centres and Hospitals
- Respiratory Clinics
- Solo Practitioner’s Offices
- Stroke Prevention Clinics
- Women’s Health Clinics

International Partners

Healthcare organizations in England, Germany, Greece, India, United States, and Uruguay have adopted the OMSC to support patients who smoke.