Our Approach to Health and Safety

Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores) is committed to the health, safety and wellness of our patients, families, staff, volunteers and visitors. 

Ontario Shores is proud to sign the Declaration of Commitment to Psychological Health and Safety in Healthcare.  This declaration demonstrates our commitment to create and sustain a psychologically healthy and safe workplace through the adoption and implementation of the Mental Health Commission of Canada’s National Standard on Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace.  The Declaration supports our vision for the future, while keeping mental health in the workplace at the forefront of all we do, and holding ourselves accountable for walking our talk as leaders in mental health care.

Declaration of Commitment to Psychological Health and Safety in Healthcare


Safety is one of our core values and Ontario Shores incorporates safety into everything we do. Ontario Shores provides leadership to advance the safety and quality within our organization as well as throughout the mental health care system.

At Ontario Shores, we have a number of initiatives to enhance safety across the organization:

  • Daily safety huddles
  • Recovery Rounds
  • Safe Management Group Training
  • Seclusion and Restraint Minimization
  • Managing relationships through an Interprofessional Collaborative Recovery Model
  • SafeWards model of care
  • Annual Risk Assessments
  • Joint Health and Safety Committee
  • Workplace Violence Prevention Committee
  • Emergency preparedness, accessibility and WHMIS education for staff
  • Increased number of security cameras and security patrol