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Start Your Journey

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Welcome to Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences, a place of healing, recovery, and hope. We are located in Whitby, Ontario and have a dedicated team who are here to support you on every step of your recovery journey.  We partner with you and your loved ones to provide you with the best mental health care and to help you achieve your own recovery goals.  We offer inpatient and outpatient services for individuals 12 years of age and older struggling with mental illness.  Reach out today to learn more about how we can help you learn how to cope with your illness and live the life you want to live.

Reach Out Today

All referrals to Ontario Shores are received by a team of intake nurses and specialized clinicians who work collaboratively with medical staff to provide prompt feedback on all referrals including supported system navigation and recommended next steps. Patients are referred to the appropriate Ontario Shores program as per individual criteria. For more information, please contact:

Toll free: 1.877.767.9642
Fax: 905.430.4000
Email: @email

Make a Referral

Over 40 Specialized Programs

We offer 40 different specialized programs for inpatient and outpatient services. Depending on the program, you may be self-referred or referred by your family physician or psychiatrist. 

Learn More About Mental Illness

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.  

Families play an important role in their loved one’s journey of recovery but often the emotional problems experienced by the relatives of people with a mental illness are not addressed. The impact of mental illness on families and loved ones can be overwhelming and long lasting. 

We identified the pivotal role of loved ones and integrated them into the recovery process.  The FRC is a valuable resource for families focused on helping them build on their strengths, support their crises, help them manage the challenges of this journey and enhance their quality of life. For more information, please contact:

Phone: 905-430-4055 Ext. 6970.
Email: @email 

The Family Resource Centre is open:
Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (closed 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.)
Open Family Discussion Group runs Thursday evenings from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. unless otherwise indicated.

Other programming is offered on evenings and weekends on a time-limited basis.

Recovery Stories 

These stories highlight the courage and strong will of people who experience mental illness and help shine a light on the importance of getting support.  See more stories

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