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 News from Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences

February 2015
Rewards and Recognition

Ontario Shores held its annual Rewards and Recognition ceremony on January 28, 2015.
This event celebrates staff members who have demonstrated dedication and loyalty to the organization through years of service and exemplary work. 
Congratulations to all staff members for their willingness to create an environment of compassion, recovery and hope for the patients and their families.

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Ontario Shores Recognized for Excellence in Digital Health

Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences  (Ontario Shores) was one of six national recipients of the LEADing Practice Award recognized by Canada Health Infoway and Accreditation Canada. The award recognizes those who have strengthened clinical practice and improved the patient experience through digital health.

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#MindVine by Ontario Shores

Let's continue the conversation about mental health.  Breaking the silence and talking about our personal stories of how mental illness has touched us helps eradicate stigma and break down barriers.

#MindVine is a place where we can freely engage in this dialogue. The social media home of Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores), #MindVine provides opinions, information and updates on issues and activities impacting all aspects of mental health care.

Contributors to #MindVine include Ontario Shores' professionals and experts in mental health care.  People with lived experience, those who have struggled or cared for family members struggling with mental illness, also contribute to #MindVine.

If you have something to say then use the hashtag #MindVine and share with this community.

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Research Day 2015

With headliners like leading health journalist Andre Picard and noted mental health researcher Dr. John Hirdes as the keynote speakers, the 4th annual Ontario Shores Research Day promises to be an impactful day.

This theme for this year's event, to be held on Tuesday, February 24, is "Advancing Recovery Research: Patients, Partnerships and Peers."

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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.

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
6:00 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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