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Together, Kinark Child and Family Services and Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences will expand Outpatient Eating Disorder services in the community.

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Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores) and Kinark Child and Family Services (Kinark) are pleased to announce that they will work collaboratively to expand community-based Outpatient Adolescent Eating Disorder Services to meet the needs of East Region patients and famili

#MindVine: Rogers TV: September 2022 Episode

The #MindVine mental health show is presented by Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences. This episode features hosts Darryl Mathers and Julia VanHartingsveldt talking back to school with adolescent psychologist Dr. Nadia D'Iuso as well as everything Ontario Shores with President and CEO Karim Mamdani and mental health advocate Lori Lane-Murphy.

Youth Mental Health Panel

October is Mental Illness Awareness Month and we are proud to welcome everyone to Ontario Shores for Mental Health and Recovery Day on Wednesday, October 19, 2022.

Throughout the day a series of speakers with lived experience will engage in conversations on a variety of topics impacting mental health, including stigma, treatment, access and system navigation.

10:00 a.m.
Youth Mental Health Panel

Moderated by Communications Specialist Darryl Mathers, a panel of young adults with diverse perspectives and experiences with mental illness discuss what today’s youth need in terms of support to manage mental health. Included in the panel are Chelsea Lall, a former adolescent inpatient and current university student, Suraj Bansal, a mental health advocate who currently attends McMaster University and Rachel Leggett, a recent graduate from the University of Toronto who serves as a speaker for in addition to being a Crisis Responder with Kid's Help Phone.

The presentation will be approximately 45 minutes in length followed by refreshments and networking.

Please RSVP to @email.

The is a FREE community event. There will be no charge for parking at Ontario Shores on October 19. 

Pre- and Post-Event Survey

Please complete this brief survey before and after attending the event to help us explore the impact that patient and family stories about mental health and recovery has on those who hear them.

Shayne's Shore Run

We are thrilled to share that Shayne’s Shore Run will be back in-person! Join us on Sunday, September 25.
All proceeds in support youth and young adult mental health and suicide prevention.

Sunday September 25, 2022
10K Run - 9:00 a.m.
5K Walk/Run - 9:05 a.m.

Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences
700 Gordon Street
Whitby, ON



In Person: Whitby Running Room, 80 Thickson Road

All Proceeds in Support of Youth Mental Health



#MindVine Podcast Episode 15 - Chelsea's Recovery & 13 Reasons Why

Episode 15 features an interview with former adolescent inpatient Chelsea Lall (@ChelseaLall) and Dr. Nadia D'luso an adolescent psycologist at Ontario Shores. The guests discuss Chelsea's recovery as well social media bullying, mental illness, suicide the controversial Netflix series Thirteen Reasons Why. The #MindVine podcast is hosted by Communications team members Darryl Mathers (@DarrylMathers) and Chris Bovie (@ChrisBovie1).