Social Media Community Standards

Social media refers to any online environment in which the general public is invited to post content and to follow or comment on content posted by others. Social media, in all its forms, encourages conversation and is a great way to build community online.

Ontario Shores welcomes your participation in online social media groups and communities. We encourage you to join a conversation, share, or simply check out what’s happening through our Community Events blog, Twitter account, Facebook Fan Page, YouTube channel, Linkedin group and Flickr account. We look forward to hearing from you!

To ensure our online communities are positive and supportive, please take note of our Social Media Community Standards.

Please avoid:

  • Unsolicited promotion of products or services.
  • Material that violates the privacy of our patients and their families.
  • Material that breaches the confidentiality of Ontario Shores business information.
  • Profane, obscene, threatening, defamatory, slanderous, disrespectful or hurtful language or imagery.
  • Material that infringes on intellectual property or publication rights.
  • Providing medical or treatment advice.
  • To protect your privacy, refrain from sharing personally identifiable information such as your location and any identification numbers.

Ontario Shores reserves the right to:

  • Remove any material that it considers objectionable.
  • Reprint or quote any post along with the name or username of the individual who made the post.
  • Ban future posts from users who violate these Social Media Community Standards.
  • Modify these Social Media Community Standards at any time.
  • Be advised that once a post is made to one of Ontario Shores’ social media venues it may be immediately available to the public. If you do not want your post to be public do not post it.

While staff at Ontario Shores make an effort to regularly monitor posts made on these sites they are unable to monitor all posts at all times. If you feel that a post is objectionable you are encouraged to contact us by email at or by telephone at 905-430-4001.

Advice provided by any participant should not be considered medical advice, and does not replace consultation with a licensed physician or other healthcare professional.

Users of these sites agree to indemnify and hold harmless Ontario Shores against any damages arising out of any claim relating to any material a user has posted on an Ontario Shores-sponsored site.

In addition to these Social Media Community Standards, employees and affiliates of Ontario Shores must also abide by the Ontario Shores Code of Conduct and privacy and confidentiality policies, and as an applicable, professional Standard of Practice. All parts of the these codes also apply to online activity.

By posting a comment or material of any kind on an Ontario Shores-sponsored site the user hereby agrees to Social Media Community Standards set forth above.


Our social media sites, including YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin, are intended for social networking purposes only, and are not intended to provide professional or medical advice. If you are seeking help, please contact a medical professional.

In consideration of the use of Ontario Shores Social Media, I release and forever discharge Ontario Shores from any and all current and future claims, damages and loss, including, but not limited to claims for damages for death, personal injury or property damage or loss.  I understand that this release is binding on my heirs, assigns and legal representatives.

I indemnify and save Ontario Shores harmless from any and all loss, cost, expense, judgment or damage on account of injury to persons including in any way caused by my negligence, together with all legal expenses and costs incurred by Ontario Shores through my use of Social Media process.