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Support for Families and Friends

Family members sitting around a table in a cozy meeting space

As a family member and/or caregiver, we understand that your loved one's illness can also have a significant impact on you. We recognize that an essential part of an individual's recovery is the support and care of families and friends, so we would like to extend this support to you. Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences has a variety of resources that can provide help and support.

Family 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. Open Family Discussion Group runs Thursday evenings from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. unless otherwise indicated.

905-430-4055 Ext. 6970.
Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (closed 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.)

Frequently Asked Questions
Questions frequently asked by family members and caregivers of Ontario Shores patients.

Resources for Caregivers of People with Dementia
Caregivers play an important role in a patient's journey with dementia and the inter-professional care team at Ontario Shores aims to include caregivers as much as possible. We understand that the impact of dementia and the experience at Ontario Shores may be challenging for a caregiver. Here we provide resources and links to additional supports and information for the caregiver of a person with dementia.

Ontario Shores Library

Family Caregiver Charter of Rights

Online Health Library
Current and accurate health information by UpToDate®.

Family Education Series Presentations

Presented by Lindsay Slater, February 21, 2023


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