Why Give

Quality Mental Health Care is a Key Need in Today’s Society


1 in 5 people have a mental illness severe enough to affect their daily life.


When you support Ontario Shores you are providing patients with specialized, recovery-focused mental health care and the benefits of a broad range of innovative research. Ontario Shores believes the journey to recovery from mental illness is a shared one by patients, caregivers, family, friends, community members and donors.

Where Do the Funds Go?

Every donation to Ontario Shores Foundation helps support programs, education, research, and awareness for the following priorities:

adolescnetsAdolescents
The onset of most mental illnesses occur during adolescence or young adulthood and can interfere with youth as they develop independent living skills and interpersonal relationships...read more



eating disordersEating Disorders 
The Eating Disorders Unit is a 12 bed unit for children and adolescents struggling with an eating disorder.  It provides an interprofessional model of care with a focus on recovery and rehabilitation...read more



adultsAdults
Ontario Shores provides specialized assessment and treatment services to adults (18-64) living with complex and serious mental illnesses.  Patients benefit from a recovery-oriented environment of care built on compassion, inspiration and hope...read more



seniorsSeniors
Ontario Shores provides specialized services to meet the mental health needs of individuals 65 years of age and older. Seniors suffering from dementia and/or complex mental illness who present challenging behaviours receive recovery-oriented care in a safe and therapeutic environment...read more


family resourceFamily Resource Centre
The Family Resource Centre (FRC) is a dedicated, therapeutic space for families to share knowledge, access resources and connect with other families for support and encouragement...read more



research
Research & Education
We embrace our responsibility to advance the mental health care system and expand our research, teaching and education expertise. As a community teaching hospital, and with our affiliation with the University of Toronto Medical School we are providing more opportunities for student placements, residents...read more


See a list of all Ontario Shores Programs and Services.


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