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Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores) is a psychiatric hospital, located 45 minutes east of Toronto...

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Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores) is a psychiatric hospital, located 45 minutes east of Toronto in Whitby. Ontario Shores has a team of experts who provide a range of specialized inpatient and outpatient programs and services from adolescents to seniors. Patients benefit from a recovery-oriented environment of care, built on compassion, inspiration and hope. Ontario Shores engages in research,...Read More

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Naturally soft-spoken and perhaps a little timid, Crysten has shown a determination that inspires others.

“She’s worked so hard,” notes Donna McAleer-Smith, a Registered Practical Nurse at Ontario Shores who supported Crysten through the Grove School. “She’s very kind and has that silent...

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Popular, personable and an elite level athlete, in the eyes of many Cody was living the dream.

“I come from a great family,” says Cody before participating in a group at Ontario Shores’ Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP). “I had a great childhood, I had friends and all that.”

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Chelsea is doing something that, at one time, she never thought she would be able to do.

She’s going to school.

Having struggled with mental health issues for most of her life, the symptoms of her mental illness,...

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Kevin is happy.

You can see the joy in his face when talks about his career as a Technical Writer, his role as a grandfather and his recent engagement.

“I didn’t think that would ever happen again,”...

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“I’m very focused and independent”

Meet Utaya.

He’s successful rebuilding his life, while an outpatient at Ontario Shores.

Once an inpatient, Utaya was diagnosed with Schizophrenia more than a decade ago.

Since then, he’s learned about his mental illness and has been successfully managing it.

After connecting with Vocational Services at Ontario Shores and his stay as an inpatient, he’s since moved back into the community, gone to school, bought a car, building relationships with supportive friends and family and he’s been happily working at a restaurant.



Ontario Shores
Centre for Mental Health Sciences
700 Gordon Street
Whitby, Ontario
L1N 5S9

Telephone: 905-430-4055
Toll Free: 1.800.341.6323

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Charitable Business Number

83555 9824 RR0001

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