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News from Ontario Shores
In this edition we are proud to unveil our new commercial for our SHOPPERS LOVE.YOU. Women's Clinic as well the latest episodes of our #MindVine podcast, which feature news and interviews on issues impacting mental health. We are also excited to announce registration is now open for our 6th annual Mental Health Conference on February 28 featuring Jesse Hirsch, an artist, futurist, research and internet strategist.
Commercial Highlights Service at SHOPPERS LOVE. YOU. Women's Clinic  

Each fall Shoppers Drug Mart has an annual fundraising campaign called Growing Women's Health as a part of an overall SHOPPERS LOVE. YOU. campaign. 

Shoppers Drug Mart locations from across Durham Region donated the proceeds from the campaign to support our Women's Clinic, which assists women struggling with a combination of mental health and reproductive issues.

These funds were used to develop a commercial which will air on both TV stations and social media platforms.

Also, SHOPPERS LOVE. YOU. has donated $250,000 to support the clinic with additional staffing hours to service those in need. The clinic is now known as the SHOPPERS LOVE. YOU. Women's Clinic.

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Caregiver Day - Concurrent Disorders: Mental Health and Addictions

On Saturday February 25, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. the Ontario Shores Family Council will host a Caregiver Day on the topic of Concurrent Disorders: Mental Health and Addictions. This event features keynote speaker Amy Warren, an Addiction Counsellor with the Mental Health and Pinewood Centre. This is a free event and light refreshments will be served.
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Latest #MindVine Podcasts

Since our last issue of this newsletter we have been busy producing four new episodes of the #MindVine Podcast.

Episode 8 includes a conversation with musician Adam Gontier, formerly of Three Days Grace and currently of Saint Asonia. Adam discusses his recovery from addiction and mental health issues.

Episode 9 features a discussion with senior reporter Christina Stevens of Global News on the evolution of the coverage of Mental Health in the media.

In Episode 10 Bell Let's Talk Ambassador Bruno Guévremont talks about his recovery from PTSD and his work to reduce stigma.

Our most recent episode, Episode 11, features an interview with Ontario Shores Vice President of Medical Affairs Dr. Phil Klassen and Health Quality Ontario (HQO) President and CEO Dr. Joshua Tepper on the new Quality Standards for Mental Health.

The MindVine podcast is hosted by Communications team members Darryl Mathers and Chris Bovie.
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Ontario Shores to host 6th Annual Mental Health Conference on February 28

Registration is now open for the 6th Annual Mental Health Conference. This year's conference features keynote speaker Jesse Hirsh, an artist, futurist, researcher and internet strategist. An experienced innovator and collaborator, his passion for educating people on the potential benefits and perils of technology. 

Also featured are speakers Dr. Carolyn McGregor, Canada Research Chair in Health Informatics at University of Ontario Institute of Technology, and Dr. Arlene Astell, Research Chair in the Community Management of Dementia, Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences. 

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