Awards and Accolades

The Ontario Shores Team on stage holding the award

Gold Level - Excellence Canada - 2017
Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores) is proud to announce it has been recognized by Excellence Canada for its commitment to wellness in the workplace.

Excellence Canada, an independent, not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to advancing organizational performance across Canada, oversees a national recognition program that recognizes organizations from all industries who demonstrate excellence in one of their three standards or frameworks. Ontario Shores earned Gold Level recognition following a review against the Mental Health at Work® Framework.

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Karim Mamdani, Andrea Marshall and Matt Rico

Greater Toronto Top 100 Employers - 2017
Ontario Shores has been named one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers in 2017.

In its 11th year of recognizing employers who foster a culture which creates and maintains a desirable workplace, the Greater Toronto’s Top Employer competition has become a benchmark for organizations striving for excellence.

As part of the evaluation process, the competition considered organizational accomplishments as well as employee remuneration, benefits, the building’s physical space along with programs and services that support and celebrate staff.

Karim Mamdani and Barb Mildon receiving the award

Celebrating the Human Spirit Award - CCHL
Ontario Shores is the proud recipient of the 2016 Celebrating the Human Spirit Award from the Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL). The award honours the meaningful contributions of individuals or teams for acts of caring and compassion that go above and beyond the call of duty, inspire others and have a profound and lasting impact.

Ontario Shores was recognized for our commitment to a recovery-focused environment for patients. The nomination highlighted our Hope for Mental Health Campaign including the HOPE t-shirt, song and music video, our #5in5 series, patient recovery stories showcased in print, digital and video, the lobby re-design, the Recovery Art Show, patient prom and paint night.

Photograph of the Communications on the Ontario Shores grounds

Not-for-profit Communications Department of the Year - 2015

In May of 2016 the Ontario Shores Communications and Public Affairs Department was awarded the 2015 Not-for-profit Communications Department of the Year at the IABC/Toronto Ovation Awards.

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Greening Health Care Award
Ontario Shores has been recognized with the 2015 Greening Health Care Award. Greening Health Care is the largest program of its kind in North America, helping hospitals work together to lower their energy costs, raise their environmental performance, and contribute to the health and well-being of their communities.

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Several team members

HIMSS Davies Award for Improved Healthcare
In 2015, Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores) was named a 2015 recipient of the HIMSS Nicholas E. Davies Enterprise Award for Excellence.

The Davies Award recognizes the outstanding achievement of using health information technology to substantially improve patient outcomes while achieving return on investment. Only organizations that received the HIMSS Stage 6 or 7 designations are eligible for this recognition.

Ontario Shores was the first hospital in Canada and one of 77 organizations in the world to receive this prestigious recognition. This followed closely on the heels of Ontario Shores being awarded the Stage 7 designation for a completely Electronic Medical Record (EMR); the only hospital in Canada to receive this.

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Ontario Shores Receives 2015 Award of Excellence in Mental Health and Quality Improvement
Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores) has received the 2015 Award of Excellence in Mental Health and Quality Improvement from the Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL).

Ontario Shores was honoured for the implementation of evidence-based mental health practices through the use of Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs), including one for the assessment and treatment of schizophrenia.

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4 team members holding award.

LEADing Practice Award for Excellence in Digital Health
Ontario Shores was one of six national recipients of the LEADing Practice Award recognized by Canada Health Infoway and Accreditation Canada in 2015. The award recognizes those who have strengthened clinical practice and improved the patient experience through digital health.