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 News from Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences

 September 2013
Family Resource Centre       
Family Resource Centre Opening
The Family Resource Centre (FRC) is a dedicated, therapeutic space for families to share knowledge, access resources and connect with other families for support and encouragement.

Join us for the Grand Opening on September 13.

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Healthy Minds - Open Minds Symposium       
Open Minds Across Canada Mental Health Symposia 2013
On October 3, Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores) hosts Open Minds Mental Health Symposia 2013 - Dementia: The Latest Information about Prevention and Treatment. Topics include, The Family Experience, Intellectual Management, Memory Clinic and more.

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Butterfly Affaire     
The Butterfly Affaire
The Butterfly Affaire is an exclusive and unique celebration of delicious canapés, magnificent mocktails and exciting entertainment.  The night's menu will be inspired by Chef Brad Long owner of Café Belong at the Evergreen Brick Works known for his appearances as Chef host of the popular Food Network Restaurant Makeover.  Guests will be entertained by Robert Pilon, stage, television and recording artist with previous roles as Jean Valjean in Les Miserables and The Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera.

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The Conference Place        
The Conference Place: The Ideal Venue for your Next Event
We encourage community members and professionals to choose The Conference Place to host an event or workshop. Located in the charming community of Whitby, on the shores of Lake Ontairo, the 10,000 square foot conference space comes with quality service at an affordable price. With its serene lakefront view, grand landscaping, and proximity to places of interest, it is guaranteed to promote a relaxed and memorable experience.

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Roger Anderson Cheque Acceptance          
Roger Anderson Charity Classic Golf Tournament Raises Funds for Mental Health for Children and Youth

Ontario Shores Foundation for Mental Health (Ontario Shores Foundation) is excited to be a beneficiary of the 16th annual Roger Anderson Charity Classic Golf Tournament along with Durham College and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT).

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Imagine Arts Festival           
Imagine Arts Festival
The Imagine Arts Festival began as a film festival in 2008 and evolved to include a wider program of events. Starting this year, Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences welcomed the Abilities Centre, Whitby Public Library and the Whitby Station Gallery to grow the festival and share a common goal of celebrating an inclusive and engaged community that does not discriminate based on physical or mental health issues.

This year there are a number of events happening at all sites throughout October including a sold-out concert by Juno-Award winning artist Serena Ryder. For more information on Imagine visit

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Mental Health Thought Leadership Forum           
Thought Leadership Forum 2013

In this milestone 5th year of our Thought Leadership Forum series, we will build on the growing understanding of the multifaceted strategies related to restraint and seclusion prevention in mental health. We will also feature exploration of the impact violence in healthcare has on both patients and the staff members. This forum is a must attend event for all whose practice encompasses the prevention of restraint and seclusion across health care settings and sectors.

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TD Tree Days            TD Tree Days at Ontario Shores

Ontario Shores and TD have once again combined forces to demonstrate leadership in environmental stewardship in our community.

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Family Research Study            
Seeking Family Members to Participate in a Research Study

If you are a family member or the loved one of a person who has been hospitalized at Ontario Shores, you may be invited to participate in a new research study.

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Upcoming Events
Resuming Thursday, October 3 
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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