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Durham Region Tim Hortons Support Ontario Shores Foundation in this Spring’s Smile Cookie Campaign

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Ontario Shores Foundation for Mental Health (Ontario Shores Foundation) has been selected as the charity of choice for this Spring’s Tim Hortons Smile Cookie campaign in Durham Region.

Starting Monday, April 29, Tim Hortons holds its week-long Smile Cookie Campaign.  74 Tim Hortons locations across Durham Region will donate their proceeds from the cookie campaign to the Ontario Shores Foundation. This incredible campaign will help change the face of mental health.

“We are incredibly grateful to our local Tim Hortons owners for choosing to support Ontario Shores Foundation this year,” says Tracy Clegg, Ontario Shores Foundation CEO. “The funds and awareness inspired by Smile Cookie week will create a sense of hope for people living with mental health challenges, as well as help combat the persistent stigma.”

Every year, Tim Hortons guests and restaurant owners across the country rally together to make a difference through a week-long Smile Cookie campaign. Every Smile Cookie is as unique as the people and communities they help.

“We’re honoured to share in selling our cookies as a powerful force for good,” says Pauline Lauzon, local Tim Hortons owner. “With the incredible support of our loyal customers, we can make great strides in helping Ontario Shores Foundation in their journey to further the mental health movement and provide much needed support to this world-class facility.”

Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores), a specialized mental health hospital in Whitby, provides exemplary mental health care to inpatients and outpatients both within Durham Region and across Ontario.

“We are proud of the care we provide across our shared communities to improve the lives of those impacted by mental illness,” says Karim Mamdani, President and CEO, Ontario Shores. “Thank you to the Durham Region Tim Hortons restaurants for joining us on our journey to advance care for the people we serve.”

To learn more about this year’s Smile Cookie Campaign and how you can support, please visit https://www.ontarioshores.ca/smilecookies


About Ontario Shores Foundation
Ontario Shores Foundation for Mental Health was founded in 2009 to support mental health and recovery at Ontario Shores. In partnership with our donors, staff, patients and community, we inspire change through numerous fundraising initiatives that help enable revolutionary programs and research not funded by the government, and support patients struggling with serious mental illness.

About Ontario Shores 
Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores) is a public teaching 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.


For further information, or to set up an interview, please contact: 
Katy Baron        
Communications Coordinator                        
Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences
905-430-4055 ext. 6251                
@email

 

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