Family Council

A photo of a man and woman conversing at a round tableSupport from families and friends are an essential part of a patient’s recovery process. Ontario Shores launched a Family Council in 2010 to create opportunities and engage families to take an active role in advancing care and service delivery for a positive patient and family experience.

The Family Council consists of 10 – 12 elected members that are representative of families from various clinical programs of Ontario Shores.

Family Council members have told us:

  • “The hospital recognizes that families are an important part of the recovery process.”
    ~ Steve Cosentino
  • “The Family Council wants to try and help people in their journey” ~ Jean Willis
  • Through my experience I have learned many families need education, support and help.  The Family Council will be able to guide and facilitate that,” ~ Pat Hofsepian

Monthly Meetings for Families

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.

For more information about Family Council and to become involved, please contact 905.430.4055 ext. 6970.

For Family Council meeting dates please see the Events Calendar.

Terms of Reference

PDF icon  Family Council Terms of Reference

Family Council Quarterly Newsletter 

PDF icon  Spring-Summer 2016

PDF icon  December 2015

PDF icon  Summer 2015

PDF icon  Fall 2014

PDF icon  Summer 2014

PDF icon  Holiday Issue 2013

PDF icon  Fall 2013

PDF icon  Spring 2013