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All About the Hospital

Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores) is a public hospital providing a range of specialized assessment and treatment services to those living with complex and serious mental illness. Exemplary patient care is delivered through safe and evidence-based approaches where successful outcomes are achieved using best clinical practices and the latest advances in research.  Patients benefit from a recovery-oriented environment of care built on compassion, inspiration and hope.

The organization shares its expertise, knowledge and experiences, through research, education and advocacy initiatives and provides leadership to healthcare providers, community partners, policy makers and social sectors to strengthen and advance the mental health care system. Ontario Shores embraces the opportunity to raise awareness of mental illness, educate healthcare practitioners and train the next generation of mental health care specialists.  As advocates, Ontario Shores champions and supports the efforts of patients, professionals and policy makers to ensure individuals with mental illness have access to care and the opportunity to fully participate in society.

Employing 1,300 staff, Ontario Shores offers specialized recovery-focused interprofessional programs and services designed to provide successful treatment as interprofessional teams work with patients and families throughout their journey of recovery. Assessment and crisis services are provided, as well as consultation and education. Ontario Shores staff are committed to providing excellent patient care, ongoing learning and maintaining a safe, respectful and positive environment.

Ontario Shores is accredited by Accreditation Canada. Ontario Shores operates with the support of the Central East Local Health Integration Network (Central East LHIN) and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. The organization is regulated by the Public Hospitals Act, the Mental Health Act and other provincial and federal legislation.

Ontario Shores and its Board of Directors are committed to working in consultation with the community at large towards reaching its vision and implementing its strategic directions. For more information on strategic planning initiatives and operations data, or to provide feedback on program services, policies or the facility, please contact Ontario Shores Communications and Public Affairs Department at 905.430.4001 or @email.

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Over 100 Years of Mental Health Care

We have a rich history, providing mental health care for over 100 years.

Our History

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