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 News from Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences

 November 2013
Families and Friends Now Have Somewhere to Turn When Mental Illness is a Concern
Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores) is pleased to open our new Family Resource Centre (FRC). The Family Resource Centre is a space where families and friends can access support from a healthcare team and information resources to support family members with mental illness. The FRC is also a space where families come together to support each other and participate in education to better aid one another in the recovery process of their loved one.

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Ontario Shores Foundation Hosts Inaugural Butterfly Affaire Raising $100,000 for new Family Resource Centre
On Saturday, September 21, Ontario Shores Foundation for Mental Health (Ontario Shores Foundation) hosted its inaugural Butterfly Affaire, presented by Bell Let's Talk, to raise funds for the new community Family Resource Centre at Ontario Shores.

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Grand Rounds: Metabolic and Weight Management Clinic
On Thursday, November 7, the Metabolic and Weight Management Clinic at Ontario Shores was front and centre at the hospital's weekly Ground Rounds seminar.

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TD Friends of the Environment Foundation and Community Plant over 100 Trees
TD Friends of the Environment Foundation and Ontario Shores Foundation celebrated the greening of the community in early September with a special TD Tree Days at Ontario Shores.

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Ontario Shores Staff Shine at Marquee Event
There are many reasons to be a fan of the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon. The event is a pretty big one on the Greater Toronto Area's social calendar. Runners come from across the GTA and around the world to test themselves in the event's 5 km, half marathon and full marathon races.

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This Year's Imagine Arts Festival was About Collaboration
Working with the Abilities Centre, The Whitby Public Library and the Station Gallery, Imagine expanded to multiple events and sites in 2013 with a common goal to bring the community together as one and ensure that everyone regardless of mental or physical challenges can be supported, respected and allowed to be engaged and involved.

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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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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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Community Current is produced by the Ontario Shores Communications and Public Affairs Team
700 Gordon St. Whitby, Ontario L1N 5S9

Phone: 905-430-4001
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