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 give readers a glimpse into the life of someone struggling with mental illness who shared their story on Bell Let's Talk Day. We also look ahead to our upcoming Caregiver's Day and explore the making of our Hope Song and video.
Caregiver Day

Ontario Shores Family Council is pleased to present a Caregiver Day designed for those seeking options, resources and support as caregivers.

Presentations will include: Legal Information, Financial Information, ODSP 'Nuts and Bolts', and 'Partners for Planning' - Creating a Hopeful Future Now.

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Real Talk on Let's Talk: This is Mental Illness

For Bell Let's Talk Day on January 28th, Ontario Shores asked me to give a real idea of what mental illness looks like for people. Well, actually, I wanted to give you a sense of what mental illness looks like from my perspective.

Read Roxanne's Story
HOPE Campaign Inspires Through Music 

Ontario Shores developed an original song and video as part of our Hope for Mental Health campaign, which offers inspiration to people struggling with mental illness. The lyrics to the song, called Hope were developed in collaboration with patients, family members and staff. The song is available on iTunes and the video is available on YouTube.

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Donor Spotlight: Shoppers Drugmart

Thanks to the combined efforts of 19 Shoppers Drug Mart stores, its Store Teams and customers, Durham Region will now have improved access to services and programming supporting women's whole health in body, mind and spirit. The Shoppers Drug Mart 2015 Growing Women's Health (formerly, Tree of Life) fundraising campaign has harvested more than $49,000 for the Women's Clinic at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences.

"The success of the 2015 Growing Women's Health campaign can be attributed to the support and commitment of our loyal customers and staff," said Shafina Juma, Pharmacist-Owner and the Growing Women's HealthLead Associate.

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