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March 2019
Upcoming Events at Ontario Shores
Spring is around the corner and with it comes several upcoming events inviting our community members through our doors. Whether you are a healthcare partner, family member/caregiver, someone with lived experience, an artist, a neighbour, a historian, an athlete, there is surely something here for you this spring. 
Shayne's Shore Run 5K/10K

Shayne's Shore Run with your help is raising funds to support Ontario Shores Outpatient Transitional Aged Youth (TAY) Clinic. Ontario Shores has identified child and youth mental health as a key priority for future growth and their specialized services have been overburdened by a surge in referrals.

The TAY Clinic was developed to meet the needs of youth 16 to 24 years of age, to intervene early, to provide appropriate navigation and support and provide options other than suicide. With an increase awareness in suicide prevention, treatment options and shorter wait lists it is possible to make a difference and save a life.

Date: Sunday, April 14, 2019
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Location: 700 Gordon Street, Main Entrance (green)

We are Opening our Doors May 4

During this 100th year as a mental health hospital, Ontario Shores will be participating in Doors Open Whitby in a big way. In addition to regular tours of the building you will have hands-on access to our archives, photos and paraphenalia from years past. Films will play in our lecture theatre and we will have expressive arts activities and a craft market. We are proud of our rich history and the important work we do in your community. This is a free event with free parking. Mark your calendars!

Date: Saturday May 4 2019
Time: 10:00 a.m.to 4:00 p.m.
Location: 700 Gordon Street, Main Entrance (green)

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Century of Care Speaker Series

Ontario Shores is proud to introduce another speaking event from our Ambassadors of Hope. 

This event features  Ian Hakes as he shares his personal story of lived experience.

Date: Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: 700 Gordon Street, Main Entrance (green), Lecture Theatre

The series features stories and topics that celebrate recovery, embrace our history and imagine the future in the months leading up to the hospital's 100th anniversary on October 23, 2019.

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Caregiver Conference: Supporting the Caregiver Journey 

Join us for our annual Caregiver Conference entitled "Supporting the Caregiver Journey".

Our feature speaker Ann Douglas will provide valuable insights based on her most recent book " Parenting Through the Storm: Handling the Highs, the Lows, and Everything In-Between".  

Other speakers will cover topics that include: the Sunnybrook Family Navigation Project, Early Intervention Psychosis for Youth, The Henson Trust, Dementia Care, and the Family Role in Recovery.  We have designed the conference to provide hope, inspiration, and practical tips for caregivers who support someone with a mental health issue.

Date: Saturday, May 11, 2019
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: 700 Gordon Street, Main Entrance (green),
The Conference Place and Lecture Theatre
Call for Artists for Juried Art Show 

Ontario Shores is 'Celebrating a Century of Care' with a juried art show as it prepares to turn 100 on Wednesday, October 23, 2019.

During the months of July and August Ontario Shores will welcome works of art that connect with mental illness, mental health, recovery and the hospital's history of providing care from its site in Whitby, Ontario.

'Celebrating a Century of Care' is an open-ended and versatile theme steeped in history and emotions that will surely ignite diverse, thoughtful responses.
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