Our website search service is experiencing an outage. Please use the navigation menus while we work to bring it back up.

Welcome to Ontario Shores

Karim Mamdani

On behalf of everyone at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores) I am pleased to welcome you to our website and more importantly, to the community that is our specialty mental health hospital.

Whether it is a virtual or in-person interaction, our staff and volunteers care deeply about our patients, their families and each other. 

Ontario Shores is a great place to work, volunteer or receive care.

Regardless of your reason for learning more about our organization, I want you to know you are in the right place.

Ontario Shores has been providing mental health care for more than 100 years. As mental health care has evolved,  our name and the services we provide have changed on numerous occasions. One constant throughout the decades has been our dedication to providing quality mental health care to people living with mental illness. 

Today, we are a leader in mental health care, providing a range of specialized assessment and treatment services for people living with complex mental illness. We pride ourselves in providing a recovery-oriented environment built on compassion, inspiration and hope.

Ontario Shores is also committed to research, education and advocacy to advance the mental health care system to ensure everyone in Ontario has the ability to access quality care when they need it.

Through it all, we never forget that we are in the people business and that it is our people who make the difference in the lives of those living with mental illness. Ontario Shores invests greatly in the health and well-being of our employees while also providing an environment where individuals and their careers can flourish.

I am proud to stay that since 2016, Ontario Shores has been among select organizations named one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers. This accolade is the result of evaluations on our work atmosphere, financial and family benefits, vacation, skill development and community involvement.

Geographically, we are nestled between Lake Ontario and the Whitby Shores neighbourhood and we  are proud to be an active member of the community. We are also eager to build and maintain relationships that respects the needs and rights of residents in conjunction with the operation of our 24/7 facility.

I encourage you to continue your online journey of learning more about Ontario Shores and the services we provide to people impacted by mental illness.  


Karim Mamdani
President and CEO

Was this page helpful?

If you would like us to follow-up with you to provide assistance, please enter your preferences for how you wish to be contacted below: