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 News from Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences

 March 2013
Steve Matthew providing Mental Health First Aid Training    
Ontario Shores Launches its Mental Health First Aid Training
Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores) has launched its program to deliver Mental Health First Aid (MHFA).

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Neil Hannam   
Stay Connected with Foundation's Blog and Twitter
Stay connected with the latest activities and initiatives headed by Ontario Shores Foundation for Mental Health through the new foundation blog. Neil Hannam, Executive Director of the Foundation will regularly share updates, information on special events and announce new projects.

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Jazz It Up  
Calling all Artists for Jazz It Up Juried Art Show
We are calling for artist submissions to Jazz It Up, a juried art show at Ontario Shores May 4th through June 3rd.

We want to know how music and visual art connects you. When submitting your works, tell us the song that inspired your particular pieces.

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Rise of the Guardians  
Family Matinee - Showing Rise of the Guardians
The Imagine Film Series features films that appeal to families. The films are shown in the Lecture Theatre at Ontario Shores. Registration is a requirement and is available online. The film and parking are free.

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Research Day
Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores) will host is second annual Research Day on Friday, March 22, 2013. This year's theme is Advancing Recovery in Mental Health: Research Across the Continuum. The day features a variety of concurrent sessions and three leading keynote speakers covering such topics as building resilience and avoiding burnout, mobilizing health and linking mental health and the determinants of health.

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Upcoming Events
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Interprofessional Grand Rounds
Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences invites you to attend Interprofessional Grand Rounds. The medical talks, intended for healthcare professionals, are scheduled Thursdays 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Ontario Shores lecture theatre.

Tuesday Evenings
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Family Education Series
Ontario Shores' Social Workers and Family Council welcomes you to attend this and other information sessions in order to assist you and your loved one in navigating the services offered by Ontario Shores and community partners.

Fourth Wednesday of each month
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Family Council Event
The Family Council hosts monthly meetings that are open to everyone in the community who have a loved one that has been affected by mental illness as well as family members, relatives, friends or significant others of current or former inpatients and outpatients of Ontario Shores.

Tuesday Evenings
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
AA Open Discussion
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meets in the Conference Place every Tuesday evening at 7:00pm. Ontario Shores patients and the general public are welcome.

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