Ontario Shores embraces the opportunity to raise awareness of mental illness, educate healthcare practitioners and nurture the next generation of mental health advocates.

Inside Ontario Shores
In this edition we look back at the successful Imagine Festival featuring the iconic Canadian band Spirit of the West and at the inspirational stories shared through the opening of our Art Recovery Showcase.
Holiday Singing
Ontario Shores' Holiday Video Card

Ontario Shores staff, patients and volunteers came together to sing Christmas carols, look back at 2015 and to wish you and yours a Happy Holiday!

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Registration for Mental Health Conference opens in January

This two-day conference will focus on new research in mental health and exploring issues in mental health care quality and promising quality improvement initiatives.

Our Keynote Speakers will include Mark Henick, Dr. Sandy Simpson, Dr. Ian Dawe, Nicholas Watters and Lee Fairclough.

Visit the conference webpage
Photos of Mental Health First Aid Course Materials
Sign up today to get your certification in Mental Health First Aid!

Do you want to learn how to help someone who is thinking of suicide, who is living with depression, has substance use problems, anxiety, and much more? Sign up for our MHFA course and learn from our experts here at Ontario Shores. You will get your certification from the Mental Health Commission of Canada which never expires!

Register for one of our next open session courses in January, or book a private course for your group of 10+.

Sign up here to register online
Dementia takes centre stage at Imagine

Once again Ontario Shores Imagine Festival featured a signature mental health concert. This year, Spirit of the West brought their high-energy show along with an important connection to mental health. Lead singer John Mann publicly disclosed last year that he had been diagnosed with early onset Alzheimers. It was a special night, even made more so with the news that SOTW, after three decades, announced it will no longer perform live after its final shows to be played in Vancouver in April 2016.

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Recovery Art Showcase

Recovery is a personal thing and to highlight what Recovery means to the people we care for, Ontario Shores is hosting a Patient Recovery Art Show.

Patients are showcasing what Recovery means to them in various artistic forms including paintings, drawings, digital art, photographs, poems, music, video or multimedia.

The Recovery Art Showcase is aimed at encouraging Recovery knowledge and participation with our patients..

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Give Hope for the Holidays

We can't touch it or see it, but we can all feel it and experience it. HOPE comes in all shapes and sizes. Everyone can use some HOPE in their lives. Ontario Shores Foundation for Mental Health is offering two ways that you can give HOPE for the Holidays, and support Ontario Shores patients and programs.

Check your Coat for HOPE
Visit our "Check your Coat for HOPE" lounge at the Pickering Town Centre every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until December 20th.

Raffle Tickets
Raffle Tickets make great stocking stuffers. Take a chance on winning one of 4 great prizes.
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